Barclays is ordering roughly 8,500 iPads for front-office staff in its 1,600 branches - an average of five per branch - in one of the largest uses so far of Apple's tablets in an enterprise, and one of its first in a UK high street bank.
Remember the iPod mini? When Apple launched that in January 2004, at a time when a huge swathe of the fast-growing digital music player market was still up for grabs, people thought Apple was crazy.
This has been quite a week in that strange, frenetic universe known as techworld.
Actually, "this fortnight" would be more accurate: Last week's planned top iOS apps post went missing due to travel, so it's a bumper crop of 30 this week to make amends.
Shipping dates for "unlocked" versions of Apple's new iPhone 5 were delayed by a week within an hour of it going on sale on the company's site, suggesting overwhelming demand once again for the company's iconic device.
Apple's iPhone 5 launch held few surprises on the hardware front, thanks to the barrage of pretty-accurate leaks in the weeks leading up to the event.