We had previously heard how the LA school district decided to take back the iPads given to students due to the students somehow managing to bypass the restrictions, allowing them to surf the web and play games, which would normally have been restricted by the school. Well it turns out that other schools are experiencing similar problems too, although in this case it does not appear to be the students’ fault, but Apple’s fault. A number of schools have complained that ever since Apple introduced iOS 7, it has managed to remove all the restrictions set into place by the schools, causing them a lot of frustration and a lot of time spent trying to fix it.
Some schools have repossessed the iPads given out to students to reinstall the safety measures that existed prior to iOS 7. According to an Apple spokeswoman, “Some business and education users have reported that their supervised devices have reverted to un-supervised when they upgrade to iOS 7 [...] We are aware of this issue and will have a fix this month.” According to one school system admin, when they caught wind of the situation, they changed the school’s DNS to stop the iPads from checking and downloading the update.
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