You can now buy iPad apps and iBooks with a purchase order through Apple’s new VPP Credit program.
Apple are on a roll this week. Following on from the announcements of improved iPad management, and Apple ID for Students, today Apple has announced that schools will soon be able to buy iPad apps and iBooks with a purchase order.
A majority of schools still require the use of purchase orders to make purchases. As a result many schools found buying iPad apps through Apple’s Volume Purchase Program extremely difficult, often resorting to buying iTunes gift cards to buy content.
The new change will allow school schools to buy “VPP Credit” through either an Apple purchasing account or through an Apple Authorised Reseller which will then be applied to their account.
This is yet another acknowledgement that Apple finally understands the difficulties managing iPads in schools.