Apple Highlights Why Macs, iOS Devices Are Great for College

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Apple has just added three new pages to its website which highlight why its Macs and iOS devices are the perfect companions for those heading off to college. Well, actually, the Mac gets a bit of a soft sell… but Apple’s really banging the drum when it comes to their iOS devices, and as usual, it all comes down to apps.

There are pages dedicated to the Mac, the iPad, and the iPhone & iPod touch — which list things like education apps, iTunes U and FaceTime as reasons why these devices are great for students.

Why Mac for College

Built on the world’s most advanced operating system, the Mac is as easy to use as it is powerful. Here’s why it’s the best computer you can get for school.

Why iPad for College

With loads of great features, like the large, beautiful Multi-Touch display, the ability to carry an entire library with you, and access to thousands of educational apps, an iPad is the perfect choice for school.

Why iPod touch and iPhone for College

iPod touch and iPhone put thousands of apps — and countless possibilities — in your pocket. That’s just part of why they’re ideal for college students on the go.

If you’re heading off to college, or if you’re a parent with children heading off to college, later this year, these pages are a great guide to why Apple’s devices will be useful to you during student life. They’re also helpful if you’re currently trying to decide between a Mac or PC as your college computer.

In addition to these things, of course, there’s also Apple’s new ‘Back to School’ promotion, which offers students a free $100 gift card to put towards software, apps, music and movies when the purchase a new Mac.

  • Tim Miller

    If these are so great for college students, why aren’t they being offered as part of the 2011 back to school promo?

  • Tim Miller

    If these are so great for college students, why aren’t they being offered as part of the 2011 back to school promo?

  • bplano

    Really… In particular the iPod Touch (or the iPhone – I’d love a student discount on that!)…

  • oriorda

    It does seem strange that with all the momentum building for Macs and Apple in general that Apple should take this opportunity to appear to take its foot off the gas and come out with a rather paltry student offer for 2011. $100 in apps or music is not exactly generous, though it will serve to put money into some developer pockets, which is a good thing. I was hoping for $200 off an iPad if I bought a MacBook Air! I would have been down the store faster than a New York second.

  • Tom McGrath

    I’m still looking for a reason as to why they didn’t offer the iPod touch this year. The touch was around £160 last year, now it’s £190 (VAT increase and addition Retina Display and cameras), so what’s with the measly £65 App Store voucher? Most Mac Apps are loads more expensive than iOS apps, so it won’t go too far really.

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Killian BellKillian Bell is a staff writer based in the U.K. He has an interest in all things tech and also covers Android over at CultofAndroid.com. You can follow him on Twitter via @killianbell.

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