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Over 7,000 iPads Coming to an Airport Restaurant Near You

June 11, 2012 at 9:26 AM | by | ()

There are plenty of iPads heading to an airport near you, and the tablets are ready for your poking, swiping, and playing pleasure. The company behind plenty of airport restaurants and dining establishments—OTG Management—has just placed a pretty big iPad order, and they’re bringing around 7,000 of the devices to their restaurants just to keep you a little more entertained.

Of course you’ll be able to order up an appetizer, entrée, and dessert, but when you’re done spending money the iPads will also be yours for surfing the web, playing games, and generally screwing around on the Internet. Company officials are claiming that this is one of the biggest rollouts of iPads outside of Apple utilizing them in their own stores—impressive.

We’re already familiar with some of these options that are already doing their thing at New York-LaGuardia, and it sounds like the airport is lined up to receive another 2,000 or so. Minneapolis-St. Paul—one of our favorites—is next in line to get the iPads as well as Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. The plan is to update the iPads every year or so, as OTG Management wants things to be the latest and greatest version.

The iPads will be tethered down to their counter, but you will be able to pick them up out of their little holster things. The stations will include plenty of outlets and ports to charge your own electronic do-dads while you’re mooching the OTG iPads, so that you won’t be bored once it’s finally time to board your flight and leave the terminal. Apparently these initial 7,000 iPads are just the beginning, and it sounds like even more devices will be headed to plenty more airports sooner than later.

[Photo: OTG]

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