During Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, Calif., earlier this week, Apple announced price reductions and new versions of its iPhone smart phone and MacBook Pro laptops, as well as an updated version of its Macintosh operating system--leading educators to ponder the significance of these announcements for schools.

On June 8, Apple unveiled its newest iPhones--the 16-gigabyte version of the 3G S for $199, and the 32-gigabyte version for $299--and reduced the cost of its 8-gigabyte 3G phone, which came out last year, to $99 instead of $199.

"The $99 price point for the iPhone could be interesting," said Scott Testa,...

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