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Topic: education

Apple promoting savings with back-to-school sales tax holidays in US

07/30/2014, 09:07 am

Apple on Tuesday launched an updated informational page, and corresponding email campaign, detailing how consumers in nine U.S. states can take advantage of back-to-school sales tax holidays for substantial savings on Macs and iOS devices next month.

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Apple's iTunes U update brings new discussion features for students, course creation tools for teachers

07/08/2014, 04:07 pm

As expected, Apple on tuesday released a major update to its iTunes U comprehensive educational software, bringing new discussion options for students and iPad creation tools for teachers.

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Apple to update iTunes U on iPad with student class discussions, teacher course creation & management

06/30/2014, 08:06 am

Apple on Monday revealed that it will bring a major new update to its education-focused iTunes U app for iPad starting July 8, offering class discussions for students, and giving teachers the ability to create, edit and manage entire courses.

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Apple debuts modest education discounts for iPad Air, Retina iPad mini

05/28/2014, 11:05 am

Apple on Wednesday added the flagship iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display to the company's long-running education discount program, the first time Apple has included the tablets in its less costly options for students and teachers.

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Apple extends iPad AppleCare+ coverage to 3 years for educational institutions

05/07/2014, 11:05 am

Schools buying iPads for faculty or students can now receive an extra year of AppleCare+ warranty coverage, bringing it to three total years of protection, for the same $99 flat price.

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Mac education sales have grown in US since iPad debut, weakening Apple cannibalization worries

03/17/2014, 03:03 pm

The Mac's long history of success in the education market hasn't been slowed by the introduction of Apple's more affordable iPad, as Mac sales to schools and students have instead grown since the iPad first launched in 2010.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook talks education collaboration with UAE officials -- report

02/07/2014, 11:02 am

As part of his ongoing whistle-stop world tour, Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday spoke with officials from the government of the United Arab Emirates to discuss a range of topics including a possible partnership on new e-learning programs.

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Irish school's attempt to replace books with HP tablets results in 'unmitigated disaster'

11/21/2013, 11:11 am

Major technical problems have forced an Irish secondary school to migrate its students back to paper books after their deployment of HP ElitePad tablets became what the school's principal termed "an unmitigated disaster."

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Apple simplifies bulk book and app deployment with new 'managed distribution' program

11/05/2013, 04:11 pm

Apple has replaced the unwieldy process of distributing hundreds or thousands of individual redemption codes with a new, streamlined method that allows administrators to remotely "assign" apps and textbooks to students or teachers.

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Apple dominant in elementary schools with room to grow, as just 25% use iPads

10/30/2013, 02:10 pm

Cupertino may own 94 percent of the education tablet market, but 3 out of 4 American elementary schools are still without the slates, according to a recent survey.

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Los Angeles school district begins repossessing iPads from students

10/01/2013, 01:10 pm

Just days after halting home use of the devices, some of the Los Angeles schools that have already issued Apple's iPads to students are taking the tablets back "until further notice."

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Los Angeles schools halt home use of district-issued iPads after students hack security restrictions

09/25/2013, 04:09 pm

The Los Angeles Unified School District has suspended home use of Apple's iPad by students until further notice following the revelation that a number of students had bypassed the school-installed security features on the device.

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LA public schools to deploy 31K Apple iPads this year, supply all 640K students in 2014

07/26/2013, 11:07 am

More details have emerged on the L.A. Unified School District's massive plans to supply students with iPads, as all 640,000 students in the district will receive their own Apple tablet by the end of next year.

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Dutch 'Steve Jobs schools' to use Apple's iPad for entire education experience

07/02/2013, 09:07 am

This August, 11 so-called "Steve Jobs schools" will open in the Netherlands, serving 1,000 students primarily through educational apps on Apple's iPad, replacing everything from books to blackboards.

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Apple wins $30 million iPad contract from LA school district [u]

06/19/2013, 01:06 pm

The second-largest school system in the U.S., the L.A. Unified School District, has awarded Apple with a $30 million contract to provide iPads to every student it serves [updated with comment from Apple].

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Non-Retina MacBook Pros see $100 price drop for education buyers

05/30/2013, 12:05 pm

Apple on Thursday dropped the education buyer price for its default configuration non-Retina MacBook Pros by an additional $100, and customers can now pick up the notebooks starting at under $1,000.

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Prime minister visits Apple HQ as Turkey ponders 10.6M-tablet buy for education

05/20/2013, 11:05 am

Ahead of a planned purchase of more than 10 million tablets, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Apple's campus to hear the company's pitch for the iPad's use in education.

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Apple's iPad is heart of Idaho elementary 'iSchool' pilot program

03/13/2013, 10:03 am

A company that specializes in implementing Apple products in the classroom has deployed the iPad to elementary school students in an Idaho pilot program.

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Arkansas State's 'iPad Initiative' will require all incoming students to have Apple's tablet

03/01/2013, 02:03 pm

Just two years ago, Arkansas State University first began to experiment with the iPad in the classroom. Now this fall, in a major shift for the school and a boon for Apple's tablet, all incoming students will be required to have one.

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San Diego school district buys 26K iPads for students

06/26/2012, 08:06 am

The San Diego Unified School District has purchased nearly 26,000 iPads that it will provide to students in classrooms this fall, making it one of the largest programs of its kind to date.

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