…. Apple announced that volume licences will be available in a number of new countries including New Zealand. The list is:
- New Zealand – http://www.apple.com/nz/education/volume-purchase-program/
This is great news for the large number of schools that are adopting the iPads as their preferred learning device for their students. The lack of volume licences has made the imaging or softwaring of the iPads difficult. It limits the effectiveness of the Apple configurator tool which uses the volume liciencing codes to distribute the licienced software.
Until now schools have had to purchase individual licences and were unable to access the reduce costs. For example pages costs $13.99 for a single licence but using volume purchasing if you buy 20+ you can pay $6.99 each. This makes a substantial saving for schools as well as allowing uniform distribution of software, quickly and effectively to a fleet of iPads. This is very very good.
Check out the T&C’s http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/volume/nz/terms.html
“Gift Certificates, Allowances and iTunes Cards, and unused portions of Gift Certificates, Allowances and iTunes Cards, expire on the later of, two years from the date of issuance, and two years from the date of last activity if applied to an iTunes Store Account. “