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Apple's Back to School sale goes online, gains new countries

08/06/2015, 06:08 pm

Apple on Thursday extended its annual Back to School sale, which offers students and educators free Beats Solo2 hardware, to cover online purchases, while expanding availability to a clutch of European countries.


Apple's Back to School 2015 promo offers $200 Beats Solo2 headphones with purchase of new Mac

07/23/2015, 10:07 am

Apple on Thursday launched its awaited Back to School 2015 promotion, offering a free pair of Beats Solo2 wired headphones, valued at $200, with the purchase of a new Mac.


Apple's iTunes U course on Swift is watershed in high school computer science education

06/28/2015, 02:06 am

In a groundbreaking first, Apple at this year's WWDC conference in June published an iTunes U course that provides educators with first party tools to teach the Swift programming language to high school students.


New York school district converts 75% of its curriculum to Apple's iPad

06/19/2015, 10:06 am

All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple's iPad, in an aggressive and ambitious initiative that has converted some 75 percent of its students' instructional days to the touchscreen tablet.


Apple, IBM to take partnership into education with app for teachers

06/19/2015, 01:06 am

It appears that Apple and IBM have plans to stretch their mobile solutions partnership beyond enterprise and into the classroom, as the companies are co-developing an experimental app that provides teachers with real-time student data analytics.


Apple's 'iPad in Education' program getting overhauls to fix deployment obstacles - report

03/06/2015, 03:03 pm

Apple is working on "significant" evolutions to the iPad in Education program that should solve some of the barriers schools encounter when trying to deploy iPads in the classroom, according to a new report.


LA Unified School District's defunct 'iPad-for-all' plan botched from start, federal report says

01/13/2015, 01:01 am

According to a federal study, the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1.3 billion push to bring tech into the classroom was crippled early on by inadequate planning and over-reliance on Apple's iPad.


Pennsylvania school district to buy iPads with $291K donation from Apple CEO Tim Cook

12/03/2014, 11:12 am

The board of Pennsylvania's Steel Valley School District has officially voted to use a $291,791 donation from Apple chief Tim Cook --made by Cook in honor of former Apple board member Bill Campbell --to purchase iPads for each of the district's students and train teachers on how to take advantage of the technology.


IBM's first enterprise apps for iPad to launch next month as iPad reaches 90 percent tablet share in U.S education

10/21/2014, 04:10 am

Apple isn't just waiting around for iPad sales to pick up speed. In its earnings conference call with analysts, Apple's chief executive Tim Cook stated the first wave of IBM's Mobile First apps targeting businesses would arrive next month, while separately noting that iPad now accounted for 90 percent of U.S. tablets used in education.


Apple will re-bid on nixed $1 billion LA Unified School District iPad contract

08/27/2014, 11:08 am

Though Apple's contract with the Los Angeles Unified School District to put iPads in the hands of every student was canceled this week, the company still has a shot to win out in the end, bidding once again on the troubled $1 billion project.


Minnesota school district set to roll Apple's iPad out to 40,000 students

08/26/2014, 03:08 pm

Minnesota's St. Paul School District is preparing to deploy tens of thousands of iPads to students in 37 schools around the city, marking another victory for Apple in education even as a similar program in Los Angeles comes under fire.


LA Unified School District suspends iPad deal, faces accusations that officials had close ties with Apple

08/26/2014, 09:08 am

Though it was much-touted when Apple signed the contract last year, the company's massive deal to sell iPads to the Los Angeles Unified School District has now officially been suspended, amid accusations that top employees at the district had improperly close ties with the Cupertino, Calif., company.


Schools lament shortcomings of Apple's iPad as some opt instead for Chromebooks

08/06/2014, 12:08 pm

Even as Apple's education sales boom, some schools have begun to transition students and classrooms away from the iPad in favor of laptops -- including Google's cheap cloud-based Chromebooks -- as weaknesses have begun to emerge with the tablet form factor.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.