APPLE has done a deal with a US university to give all freshmen students free iPODS.
Every one of the 1,650 new students at the Duke University in the US will receive a 20-GB iPod at their orientation next month.
The iPods will contain content related to the university, such as the academic calendar. A special version of iTunes will also be available to students so they can download course content, Reuters reports.
Tracy Futhey, the universityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s VP for information technology said: "We’re approaching this as an experiment, one we hope will motivate our faculty and students to think creatively about using digital audio content and a mobile computing environment to advance educational goals. We think the power and flexibility of these devices offer some real advantages over other media used to distribute educational content, such as CD-ROMs and DVDs."