Apple Now Lets Children Under Age 13 To Have iTunes Accounts

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Apple is now letting children under the age of 13 have an iTunes account with the approval of an educational institution.  Many schools are providing students with iPads so this initiative makes sense.  The educational institutions can create IDs after getting their hands on “verifiable parental consent.”

“This iTunes Service is only available for individuals age 13 years or older, unless you are under 13 years old and your Apple ID was provided to you as a result of a request by an approved educational institution,” says Apple’s updated terms of services, according to MacWorld.

Once iOS 7 arrives in the fall, it will have a Mobile Device Management feature that gives teachers the ability to remotely lock or unlock iOS devices into a specific app like an assessment app.  Through Apple’s App Store Volume Purchase Program, schools will be able to assign apps and e-books in bulk to students while maintaining licensing control.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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