After the Israel ban on iPads, because of the different wireless standard, we’ve got another surprising move that bites Apple’s ego a bit: some high profile universities decided to ban the tablet. While Seton Hill University announced that it’ll provide iPads for its students, Cornell, George Washington and Princeton University are restricting access of the Apple device.
These institutions mention issues like “wireless Internet security reasons”, with Princeton having reached 20% blocked iPads in its network. Apparently, some engineers claim that malfunctions could take down the school’s computer system, if everything goes wrong. Meanwhile, George Washington University has permanently blocked the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad from its wireless networks.
So… wireless issues yet again, just like Israel. Bad news for Apple?