Buy apps in volume for both iOS and Mac through the VPP store. Free apps are also available, so you can provide students and faculty with all the tools they need to enhance learning.
Developers can offer education institutions special pricing on apps through VPP. If a developer has enabled education pricing, institutions receive a 50% discount when purchasing in quantities of 20 or more.
Use VPP to purchase a wide variety of books from the iBooks Store. Discover children’s books, classic novels, reference guides, and textbooks from major publishers, and bring entirely new ways of learning to your institution.
The Volume Purchase Program provides institutions with complete ownership and control of content through mobile device management (MDM) solutions. And users get quick and easy access to apps and books, over the air.
When you buy apps and books in volume you can distribute content directly to your users via redeemable codes. You also have the option to assign apps and books using third-party MDM solutions.
With iOS 9 it's easy to install apps directly on all your devices — no Apple ID required. The Volume Purchase Program and MDM work together so you can distribute apps right to iPad and Mac. Managed apps can be revoked and reassigned as you choose. Learn more about MDM
Books, ePubs, and PDFs you create with iBooks Author or other tools have the same properties as other managed documents when distributed by MDM. Books purchased through the Volume Purchase Program can be distributed through managed book distribution but cannot be revoked and reassigned.
If a student’s device is supervised, you can install apps and books over the air automatically. This ensures students get the right apps they need at just the right time.
Once iPad or Mac are deployed, you can distribute apps and content over the air. Updates to iOS and OS X apps and content can be cached locally using Caching Server 2 in OS X Server. This speeds up the download and delivery of content over your institution’s network. Learn more about Caching Server 2
Education institutions can purchase apps and books in volume using purchase orders, credit cards, and PayPal. Institutions using purchase orders can procure Volume Purchase Program Credit (VPP Credit) which provides credit to administrators electronically through email and for any amount. Education customers can buy VPP Credit through the Apple Online Store for Education or by calling 1-800-800-2775 to work with an Apple representative.
In just a few simple steps, your institution will be set up to purchase and distribute apps and books in volume. Enroll now
Set up a Volume Purchase Program account by providing basic information about your institution and who will manage the program.
In the VPP store, search for the content you need, enter the quantity, and complete the transaction with VPP Credit or a credit card.