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Thread: Drexel University Sets Up iPad Rental Vending Machine for Students

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    What's Jailbreak? Akshay Masand's Avatar
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    Default Drexel University Sets Up iPad Rental Vending Machine for Students

    Those who are attending Drexel University should be happy to know that the school has set up an iPad rental program via a vending machine, for students by partnering with the Free Library of Philadelphia. The vending machine is installed at Drexel University’s Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. Students and neighboring residents will be able to rent Apple’s iPad for a maximum of four hours according to the university’s blog. Drexel actually had a similar program set up for their students with Apple’s MacBooks as well since 2013.

    In order for students to access the vending machine, it will have a card reader in which students will most likely have to insert their school ID for it to verify their identity and Free Library of Philadelphia Cards. Then the machine will release an iPad from the docking slot. Drexel noted that information accessed during the duration a student used the iPad will automatically expunge when the device is returned. This way, security won’t be an issue and any private information can’t be accessed by other students. According to the president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia,

    We see this partnership as building upon the success of the Free Library of Philadelphia Hot Spots and Neighborhood Library Computer Labs that bring computer access, classes and the Internet to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The apps downloaded on the iPads have been specifically chosen to support the digital literacy needs for children, teens and adults.
    Maybe more universities should walk in the footsteps of Drexel University and provide the same services to their students.

    Source: Drexel

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    What on earth is the point of a rental ipad? Totally serious.

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    Brand new vending machine

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpidermanAPV View Post
    What on earth is the point of a rental ipad? Totally serious.
    I concur - especially for only 4 hours...

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    Let's see how long this lasts before some sneaky ****** steals someone else's ID. Rents one and steals it. (unless it's icloud bound to an authoritive figure)

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    I don't see the point of this. I assume you can't sync it to a backup, so I guess you're just using it as a web browser or a calculator.

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