Initially available for US consumption only (you never know, UK universities could be next…), iTunes U allows our American cousins to wake up from their alcohol-induced slumber and access - wait for it - free ‘educational’ content.
This comes in various audio and visual forms, including lectures and interviews that can be accessed at the touch of a button. Alternatively, users can download the lecture of their choice to his/her iPod and catch up on the move.
And, since this content is also available 24/7 it’s perfect for last-minute crammers and those who want to swot up while sinking a beer in the local Hooters.
In keeping with the iTunes vibe, Apple has also announced an influx of new TV programmes on its US iTunes music store. It’s managed to obtain content from mainstream channels such as MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon, which means the likes of South Park, Punk’d and SpongeBob SquarePants are now just a click and $1.99 away.
So that just leaves the question when do we, the UK public, get our greasy mitts on this kind of content? Come on Apple, sort it out.