Re: Huge story really. ..
The story is not that they got a tablet, smartphone, laptop or computer. There are perfectly valid reasons for all or any of those.
The criticism is that they wasted lots of money on overpriced/inferior devices that cannot do anything that can be done on Android, Windows or even Blackberry devices.
It's off the market now but the 2012 Nexus 7 was about £200. The Chrome browser in Android is *the* standard. The app store has a vast number of apps and licencing is simple and prices are generally cheaper than the Apple equivalent if not completely free.
The iPad mini of that period was far more expensive, less powerful or flexible and the security defaults were poorer as was the security of the fully locked down device.
The only selling point of an iDevice in a work environment is that it is the "device to be seen with". It shows you are important and have arrived..