Apple expands educational offerings to new countries »

Apple PR:

Apple today announced iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U Course Manager are expanding into new markets across Asia, Latin America, Europe and elsewhere around the world. iBooks Textbooks bring Multi-Touch textbooks with dynamic, current and interactive content to teachers and students in 51 countries now including Brazil, Italy and Japan; and iTunes U Course Manager, available in 70 countries now including Russia, Thailand and Malaysia, allows educators to create and distribute courses for their own classrooms, or share them publicly, on the iTunes U app.

While 5-10 years ago, Apple’s educational products were discounted iMacs and notebook one-to-one programs, with iOS, the company has been doing a lot more on the software end. It’s not a part of the business Apple talks about much, but I think it’s still as close to the heart of the company as it ever was under Steve Jobs.