iPads for traveler use coming to MSP airport

Concourse G at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the next year will feature 2,500 Apple iPads for traveler use. The tablets will be tethered at restaurant tables, gate seats and in other waiting areas. Visitors will be able to surf the Web, check their flight status, and charge their phones or laptops at tablet stands.
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Concourse G at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in the next year will feature 2,500 Apple iPads for traveler use. The tablets will be tethered at restaurant tables, gate seats and in other waiting areas. Visitors will be able to surf the Web, check their flight status, and charge their phones or laptops at tablet stands.

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