Why iPad for University

With loads of great features, like the stunning Retina display, the ability to carry an entire library with you, and access to thousands of educational apps, an iPad is the perfect choice for your studies.

Apps in a class by themselves.

There are thousands of educational apps that take advantage of the Multi-Touch screen and unique capabilities of iPad, so you can learn wherever you are.

The best way to do what you do every day.

Surf the web, send email, manage assignments and class schedules, and view contacts — all with a flick, swipe or tap of your finger.

A novel way to buy and read books.

With iBooks, you can download books — including new iBooks textbooks — and highlight passages or take notes.1 You can also read, organise and print PDFs2 — ideal for class handouts, essays and more.

Apps for learning.

With iPad, the classroom is always at your fingertips. Tap into the App Store to discover thousands of educational apps available for download. They’re all designed specifically to make the most of the large iPad display, precise Multi-Touch screen and powerful processor. Arm yourself with apps to help you succeed. Track your assignments, take notes, stay organised and study for exams — and that’s just the beginning. View apps for learning


The Safari web browser on iPad literally puts the Internet in your hands. Thanks to the Retina display, text is sharp and crisp, and colours are vibrant and true to life. Looking for a specific word or phrase? Text searching will help you find it. iPad makes web research simpler, faster and downright addictive. Learn more about Safari


See and touch your email in ways you never could before. View multiple accounts separately or in a unified inbox. You can organise your messages by thread to keep track of entire email conversations. Stay in touch with friends, family, peers and professors with just a tap and a flick. Learn more about Mail


iPad makes it easy to stay on schedule. You can see an overview of a whole month or the details of a single day. iPad even shows multiple calendars at once, so you can manage your school and personal schedules at the same time.


With its expansive display and large onscreen keyboard, iPad is perfect for capturing ideas on the move or jotting down to-do lists. In landscape view, you see not only a note-taking page but also a list of all your notes. iPad circles the current note in red, so you can tell where you are at a glance.

iBooks on iPad.

Featuring a vibrant colour screen, crisp text and a Multi-Touch interface that lets you turn pages with the flick of a finger, iPad is an amazing way to study and learn. With iBooks, it’s also a convenient way to browse, sample and buy books. Simply download the free iBooks app from the App Store and buy everything from classics to best sellers from the built-in iBooks. Or check out one of the many free books available. Once you’ve downloaded a book, it appears on your bookshelf. Just tap it to start reading. Easy-to-use tools let you keep your place, highlight text and dates, and make notes. You can also save, read and print PDFs — great for class handouts, essays and more. Learn more about iBooks

iTunes U on iPad.

Take complete courses — and access the world’s largest online catalogue of free education content — on the device you use every day.

Work beautifully on your iPad with iWork.

Keynote, Pages and Numbers are the most powerful productivity apps ever built for a mobile device.3

It won’t quit until you do.

iPad uses the same lithium-polymer battery technology as the Mac. So you get up to 10 hours of power to read, play, write and create.4

Complete study courses. Anywhere.

The iTunes U app for iPad gives you a powerful tool to help you get the most out of your courses. It expands the classroom experience by putting all the materials for a course — audio and video, books, a syllabus and assignments, posts from the instructor, PDFs, presentations and more — just a tap away on your iPad. Take notes while watching video, search within courses for assignments and share course information or notes with just a few taps.

Take a private course offered by your instructor or tap into more than 500,000 free courses, lectures, videos, readings and podcasts from learning institutions all over the world. Universities such as Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and UC Berkeley, along with other distinguished entities such as MoMA, the New York Public Library and PBS, offer free content on iTunes U.

More than a touch of productivity.

Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iPad let you create great-looking documents, presentations and spreadsheets with a tap of your finger. Pages is a streamlined word processor with simple-to-use layout tools and a large onscreen keyboard. With Keynote, it’s easy to create presentations with stunning animations and effects. And Numbers lets you build compelling, attractive spreadsheets in minutes, including tables and charts. When you finish what you’ve been working on, just tap the AirPrint icon to print it out directly from your iPad. You can also import and export multiple file formats — including Microsoft Office documents — so you can work between your computer and iPad, as well as collaborate with PC users. Learn more about Pages for iPad
Learn more about Keynote for iPad
Learn more about Numbers for iPad

Stay connected wherever you are.

Built-in Wi-Fi lets iPad connect to your campus network in a flash and iPad models with mobile data capability let you get online wherever you go.5

AirPrint. Print everything wirelessly.

Print your reports, documents, email and photos right from your iPad to AirPrint-enabled printers over Wi-Fi. There’s no software to download, no drivers to install and no cables to connect.

FaceTime. Now you’ll never miss a thing.

Collaborate on group projects, and talk easily with classmates, teachers, friends and family on the go.6

FaceTime on iPad 2.

FaceTime lets you make video calls from your iPad 2 to someone else’s iPad 2, new iPod touch, iPhone 4 or Mac over Wi-Fi. On the big iPad display, it’s just like you’re face-to-face. You can meet with your study group across campus without leaving your dorm room. Or collaborate with students across the globe. If you missed a class, catch up with your teachers or classmates over FaceTime so you never fall behind. And if you miss home, you can drop in any time you like.

iPad for all.

iPad comes with a screen reader and other innovative universal access features to help students who have learning and physical disabilities — right out of the box.

Find your iPad with a tap.

With the free Find My iPad feature, you can locate your iPad on a map, set a passcode lock remotely, display a message and initiate a remote wipe.7

Find your perfect iPad.

Wi-Fi model

Connect to the Internet wherever you can access a Wi-Fi hotspot.
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Wi-Fi + Cellular model

Connect to the Internet at Wi-Fi hotspots and over mobile networks when you’re on the go (data plans sold separately). Learn more

Buy online

Take advantage of Apple education pricing on Mac computers and certain software and accessories at the Apple Online Store for Education.
Start shopping

Find a store

Take advantage of Apple education pricing on Mac computers and certain software and accessories at a local Apple Retail Store.
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  1. Books are available on iBooks. Title availability is subject to change.
  2. Printing requires an AirPrint-enabled printer.
  3. iWork applications are sold separately.
  4. Testing conducted by Apple in February 2011 using pre-production iPad units and software performing each of the following tasks: video playback, audio playback, and Internet browsing using Wi-Fi or 3G. Battery life depends on device settings, usage, and many other factors. Battery tests are conducted using specific iPad 2 units; actual results may vary.
  5. Internet access over Wi-Fi requires a base station or other wireless access point and Internet access; fees may apply. 3G service requires a data plan, sold separately.
  6. Requires a FaceTime-enabled Mac with an Internet connection or a FaceTime-enabled iOS device with a Wi-Fi connection. Not available in all areas.
  7. Free Find My iPad account requires iOS 4.2 or later. Find My iPad is not available in all areas.

Content sold separately. Available on iTunes and iBooks. Some applications and titles are not available in all areas. Application and title availability is subject to change.

The iTunes Store is available only to persons aged 13 or older in the U.S. and many other countries; see for a list of countries. Requires iTunes, compatible hardware and software, and Internet access; broadband recommended (fees may apply). See for more information. Terms apply.

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