Apple’s Volume Purchase Program, the scheme which allows institutions to mass-purchase iOS applications and iBooks, is set to launch in 16 brand new countries.
According to Apple’s website (via 9to5mac), Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, Singapore, and a selection of European countries will be able to access the Volume Purchase Program “soon.” The full list of nations includes:
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States already have access to the program, which also provides institutions with a means of deploying purchased applications and iBooks.
Cupertino has recently been making it easier for I.T. administrators to deploy iOS in schools and colleges, and in March the discounts offered to institutions as part of the “Apple Loyalty Program” were increased for Mac computers, accessories, and iPads.
It’s not just Apple’s tablet which has seen impressive education sales, though. Mac computers have also proven popular in schools, with sales in education having reportedly increased since the iPad’s launch.
We’ll let you know once Apple’s Volume Purchase Program launches for the aforementioned 16 countries.
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