Passengers taking flights to Australia may soon be able to use Apple iPads as part of their in-flight entertainment options.

Passengers taking flights to Australia may soon be able to use Apple iPads as part of their in-flight entertainment options.A company official from Qantas Airways has confirmed that passengers could hire the device on long-haul flights to ease boredom.

“We’re in the final stages of putting in place what would be a broader roll out across the network. We’re in ongoing discussion with the manufacturer around a more integrated network proposition,” explained the airline official.

Qantas has already trialled the use of iPads on board some of its Jetstar services, with passengers paying $10 (£6.27) to use the 9.7 inch Apple iPad for the duration of the flight.

According to AFP, some experts are predicting that worldwide sales of the Apple tablet device will exceed ten million by the end of December, with many other manufacturers already planning to launch similar tablet models.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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