Mobile Computing

Report: Changes Coming to the Way iPads Are Deployed in Schools

iPad deployments in education environments may soon be easier, according to a recent report in MacRumors.

"Apple plans to simplify app distribution by allowing schools to assign and distribute apps to a device without an Apple ID this fall, reducing the number of steps needed to set up an iPad," according to the report, by eliminating the need to set up a generic ID to load the devices.

Other changes include:

  • The ability to block students from making purchases without approval;
  • The ability for schools to create and manage Apple IDs for students under 13;
  • Password reset functionality for system administrators; and
  • Unifying multiple deployment programs.

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