Apple Apps are now free!
This shouldn’t be a big deal to most as the apps were free already with a new device purchase (requires user to have an Apple ID), or if running an educational institution. However the process for educational institutions was clunky requiring the administrators to apply for the licenses and assign via MDM.
Now the apps a free schools have a much smoother deployment workflow.
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Also this brings Apples Office apps in line with Google and Microsoft who also have free offerings.