>Apple has regarded the education market as its backyard for over 30 years (because, "ease of use").
Not in the UK - Apple Xemplar (Acorn as was) went from total dominance to nowhere fast - was a dreadful experience for Apple in part down to the DFE as was. They'll hit 750K deployed iPads in UK education this year, but it's the first success story for Apple.
> But last year Chromebook sales claimed 51 per cent of the K-12 market – up from 1 per cent in 2013.
Not here thankfully, though sadly my kids school went for Chromebooks instead of iPads as they couldn't raise sufficient agreement from parents (we have to rent them as the school has no money and low-end Chromebooks are much cheaper). The kids universally hate them - they're a hopeless idea on typical school network infrastructure - constant data loss, 5 minute logins, crappy hardware with easily a 20% failure rate, few decent applications, poor multimedia.