With fast Intel processors, long battery life and a rock-solid operating system, the Mac is reliable, secure and easy to use. Perfect for the classroom — and beyond.
OS X Mountain Lion. It’s what makes a Mac a Mac.
Every Mac comes with OS X Mountain Lion, which includes features that make teaching, learning and collaborating more engaging and dynamic. Multi-Touch gestures make navigating and zooming in on content easy. Full-screen apps use every inch of the Mac display, so you can be completely immersed in your work. Say goodbye to manually saving documents with Auto Save, and quickly review the history of documents with Versions. OS X Mountain Lion lets you connect to most printers and cameras, join PC networks and even use Microsoft Office. And iCloud integration makes student work — including messages, reminders and notes — available across Mac and iOS devices automatically.
The built-in apps are great for education too. Teachers or students can present content on a Mac that the entire class can see with AirPlay Mirroring. The new Safari Share Button allows sharing of web pages in the classroom through Mail, Messages and social media. The Dictation feature lets teachers and students dictate what they want to type. Gatekeeper makes student work on a Mac more secure than ever. Guests can visit the classroom via video chats using the built-in camera and FaceTime.1 Mountain Lion even makes it easier for classmates to update each other via Facebook and Twitter. And the Mac App Store contains thousands of apps, including apps specifically designed for education. Learn more about OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Server
OS X Server turns just about any Mac into a powerful server that’s perfect for classrooms, teaching departments and much more. You can easily manage your wikis, local calendar contacts and mail, centralise your Mac backup storage with Time Machine backups, and enable students and teachers to access, copy and share documents. Learn more about OS X Server
Every Mac includes iLife, a suite of digital content creation applications that enables teachers to design even more engaging lessons and students to create even more dynamic projects.
Students can search through their photos easily, since iPhoto automatically organises them according to where they were taken and who is in them. iPhoto also makes it easy to create captivating slideshows and amazing photo books. So you can make your own vocabulary book or document a field trip complete with snapshots. You can even create and send messages using beautifully designed email templates — all without leaving iPhoto.
Learn more on the iPhoto site
If students can drag and drop, they can make a movie in iMovie. They’ll start by adding video, photos and music, then fine-tune their projects with simple yet powerful editing tools. iMovie automatically adds animated titles and sophisticated transitions, transforming raw footage into a video scrapbook, a broadcast news segment, or anything else your class imagines. Learn more on the iMovie site
Create educational podcasts for students — or let them create their own school news broadcast or radio show, complete with expert interviews. With GarageBand, students have everything they need to record, mix and master their own songs and podcasts. Not only does GarageBand help students make music, but it also teaches them how to play guitar or piano right on the Mac.
Learn more on the GarageBand site
Learn more about Learn to Play
Apple Training and Certification
Technology alone won't transform education. To inspire students, educators have to integrate technology into teaching and learning. That's why Apple offers a full range of certification courses and exams on the iLife and iWork application suites to help you master skills and build credibility. Learn more about iLife and iWork training.
Regional Training Centres. Bring creativity to the classroom.
The Regional Training Centre programme helps teachers to bring learning to life with digital technology. A national network of Apple-approved Training Centres coach primary and secondary school teachers, together with their pupils, in the use of Apple’s digital authoring software suites - iLife and iWork - giving them the know-how to enliven school lessons with images, video and sound. Find a centre near you
A simple way to make documents, spreadsheets and presentations shine, iWork applications for the Mac are also compatible with Microsoft Office, so you can open, save and share just about any file.
A streamlined word processor with easy-to-use layout tools, Pages allows students to choose from hundreds of templates to create professional-looking newsletters, reports and more. Learn more on the Pages site
Use Keynote to create stunning presentations with Apple-designed themes, 3D charts, video, photos, and sophisticated animations and transitions. Learn more on the Keynote site
Numbers helps you take spreadsheets and charts to a new level with professional-quality templates, easy-to-create formulas and stunning graphics. Learn more on the Numbers site
When you’re ready to take projects to a higher level, Apple offers more advanced applications that let students enhance photographs, make music and edit video like the pros.
Cull shots, enhance and retouch images, manage massive libraries, share work online, and print professionally designed albums. With Aperture, students have extraordinary control over the photos they compose. Learn more on the Aperture site
Final Cut Pro X
When students are ready for advanced video editing, they’re ready for Final Cut Pro X. One revolutionary app gives students incredible pro editing features — including sound and colour — that are easy and intuitive to use. Learn more about Final Cut Pro X
Translate inspiration into expert-level recordings with Logic Studio, a complete set of professional audio applications that lets students write, record, edit, mix and perform. Learn more on the Logic Studio site
Pro Application Training
Apple professional applications are the standard for photographers, filmmakers, editors, sound designers, music producers and multimedia artists. Certifications are available for all applications, including Aperture, Color, DVD Studio Pro, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Server, Logic Pro, Motion and Soundtrack Pro. Learn more about Pro Application Training
Become an Apple Authorised Training Centre.
Becoming an Apple Authorised Training Centre for Education empowers you to deliver high-quality training and certification to your students in applications used by professionals. The AATCe programme gives students a boost when they’re competing for jobs, because employers know they're ready to hit the ground running. Learn more
Every Mac comes equipped with dozens of assistive technologies, many of which you won’t find in other operating systems — at any price.
People with vision disabilities will benefit from VoiceOver — the world’s first gesture-based screen reader, built into every Mac.
The Mac makes it easier for the deaf and hard-of-hearing by including support for playing back open- and closed-captioned content.
Physical and Motor Skills
The Mac has built-in technologies to help people with difficulties using the keyboard, mouse and trackpad.
Literacy and Learning
People with cognitive and learning disabilities can benefit from a simplified Finder, integrated information reference tools, spelling and grammar checking, and more.