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Major League Baseball teams receive free iPad Pro tablets

Apple signed a partnership with Major League Baseball to give every coach in Major League Baseball  a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. This is not just a paid promotion in the dugout, coaches will be able to watch real-time stats and make decisions based on past season performances or how a hitter can perform against a pitcher. This was also backed up by Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of marketing. The 12.9-inch iPad Pros will have a special app for all the above. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred cited by the Wall Street Journal said, that in the last 25 years analytics has played a major role in analyzing performance. The app’s name will be MLB Dugout and the data stored on the tablets will be the property of each team. We won’t see any of these analytics online. Microsoft has a similar deal with the NFL and according to their deal, the Surface tablets must be visible on the sidelines. Apple on the other hand sais their tablet “visibility” is optional.

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