Who would spend $13.5K on an iPad? The UK’s Met Police


The current generation of iPads cost somewhere between $269 for a Wi-Fi Air 2 and $1,229 Wi-Fi + Cellular iPad Pro but the Metropolitan Police spent around $8.5 million (£6 million) on equipping 641 officers with the devices, according to V3. Of course, they weren’t the world’s worst bargain – a whole lot of that cost was on back-end integration and custom software for the trial, which ran between July, 2014 and March, 2015. According to V3, the total costs include $5.8 million on custom software development, around $850,000 on ‘ business and management,’ with just under $145,000 on licenses. That leaves…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/uk/2016/04/12/cost-nearly-13-5k-buy-use-ipad-youre-uks-met-police/

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