Thirteen fifth-grade students in Florida were given free iPads by Apple, and they could appear in a forthcoming advertising campaign after they were photographed excitedly eyeing the company's new hardware, Apple Insider reports. The students at Watergrass Elementary in Wesley Chapel were photographed last month staring at Apple's new iPad. The school's instructional technology specialist sent the photos to a local Apple sales representative who sells the company's devices to educational institutions. "My heart melted," Apple's Andrea Barr told the St. Petersburg Times. One of the pictures showed the children genuinely excited by the sight of the iPad, almost like...

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