In one of the more novel uses of an iPad, city officials in Atlantic City have used the popular tablet as a substitute Bible
in order to swear in a set of Fire Captains and Battalion Chiefs when no printed Bible was readily accessible. The local NBC station had video of the event
, which showed eight officers placing their hands on the device while swearing their oaths of office. The iPad was running an app version of the Bible at the time, and is considered equally valid for the purpose.