Apple takes swipe at using iPads for education (photos) Summary: In a special event, Apple announced its intention to turn iPads into an inexpensive, educational tool. By Andy Smith | January 19, 2012 -- 07:26 GMT (23:26 PST) Previous | Next Image 13 of 14 Six universities have iTunes U and have created hundreds of courses. Topics: CXO, Apple, Hardware, iPad, Mobility, Storage Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.