Apple's New Deployment Programs

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benhuckle

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[Editors Note: Aaron is on vacation this week, so a huge thanks to Ben for providing this big news.]

Looks like Apple has unveiled its new deployment programs.

Device Enrolment Program (US only)
AppleID for Students Program
More enhancements to the Volume Purchase Program

Fraser Speirs has a good write up on his blog.

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Joshua Elvey

Joined: Nov 14, 2013

Very excited about this.

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Very excited about this. Hopefully AW supports it soon. Apple confirmed that this will only apply to devices purchased through apple. Unless I missed something, It looks like we'll be supervising devices without the need for Configurator, or a host Mac.

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adehart

Joined: May 31, 2012

Is it just me?

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I'm a bit underwhelmed and can't tell if it is just me. Wouldn't a large part of the IOS population, particularly in medium sized businesses, be excluded from this program because of the Apple direct purchase requirement? We've never bought any devices from Apple direct. I was very excited when I heard of these new changes and then completely let down when I found out that the devices had to be purchased from Apple.

I understand the idea of corporations controlling personal devices as being a problem but if we can prove we own the device why not let us enroll the device?

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benhuckle

Joined: Oct 4, 2013
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The idea is that the IT

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The idea is that the IT department never touches them so makes sense its new devices from Apple. It would be nice to enrol existing device but there isn't as much advantage.

The WWDC 2013 session 300 "Managing Apple Devices" is good watch to see how this stuff works.

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