Apple has announced it has teamed up with IBM in a deal that could put its iPads in the hands of the elderly in Japan.
IBM will work with Japan Post to develop iPad software. The arrangement will provide iPads with apps designed to help Japan’s seniors manage themselves as they go about their lives.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the iPad with IBM software could be extended to other countries too.
The strategy is a smart move with Japan having the fastest growth in its elderly population in the world.
Today more than 33 million seniors make up about 25 percent of Japan’s population but that’s projected to grow to 40 percent over the next 40 years.