iTunes U Download Reaches 300 Million

In just over three years, iTunes U downloads have topped 300 million
and it has become one of the world’s most popular online educational
catalogs. Over 800 universities throughout the world have active iTunes U
sites, and nearly half of these institutions distribute their content
publicly on the iTunes Store. New content has just been added from
universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore, and
iTunes users now have access to over 350,000 audio and video files from
educational institutions around the globe.

“iTunes U makes it easy for people to discover and learn with content
from many of the world’s top institutions,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice
president of Internet Services. “With such a wide selection of
educational material, we’re providing iTunes users with an incredible
way to learn on their computer, iPhone, iPod or iPad.”

Created in collaboration with colleges and universities, iTunes U makes
it easy to extend learning, explore interests or learn more about a
school. A dedicated area within the iTunes Store (,
iTunes U offers users public access to content from world class
institutions such as Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Oxford, University of
Melbourne and Université de Montréal. iTunes U gives anyone the chance
to experience university courses, lab demonstrations, sports highlights,
campus tours and special lectures. All iTunes U content is free and can
be enjoyed on a Mac or PC, or wirelessly downloaded directly onto an
iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with
OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital
music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is
reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App
Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining
the future of mobile media and computing devices.


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