iTunes: Education podcasts, books and audiobooks


iTunes is a media player, media library, Internet radio broadcaster, and mobile device management application developed by Apple Inc. It was announced on January 9, 2001 and is used to play, download, and organize digital multimedia files, including music and video, on personal computers running the macOS and Windows operating systems. Content must be purchased through the iTunes Store, whereas iTunes is the software letting users manage their purchases.

The original and main focus of iTunes was music, with a library offering organization, collection, and storage of users’ music collections. In 2005, Apple expanded on the core features with video support, later also adding podcasts, e-books, and a section for managing mobile apps for Apple’s iOS operating system, the last of which it discontinued in 2017.

iTunes U (University)

In May 2007, Apple announced the launch of “iTunes U” via the iTunes Store, which delivers university lectures from top U.S. colleges. With iTunes version 12.7 in August 2017, iTunes U collections became a part of the Podcasts app.


In January 2010, Apple announced the iPad tablet, and along with it, a new app for it called Apple Books (previously known as iBooks). The app allowed users to purchase e-books from the iTunes Store, manage them through iTunes, and transfer the content to their iPad.

Some of the vast selection of education topic books available

  • Everyone Can Create: Drawing


  • Elements of Leadership


  • Intro to App Development with Swift


  • Eight Elements for Success


  • Get Started with Code 1


  • Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 1 & 2


  • Sex in Education


  • Swift Playgrounds: Learn to Code 3


  • App Development with Swift


  • Everyone Can Create: Teacher GuideApple Education

  • Health and Education


  • The Mind and Its Education

  • Mac Starter Guide macOS Sierra

  • Get Started with Code 2

  • Education Deployment Guide

  • Everyone Can Create: Video

  • Pages for iPad Starter Guide iOS 11

  • Education sentimentale. English

  • Elements of Learning

  • Innovation in Schools

  • Keynote for iPad Starter Guide iOS 10





In June 2005, Apple updated iTunes with support for podcasts. Users can subscribe to podcasts, change update frequency, define how many episodes to download and how many to delete.

If you click the podcast menu below, you can access it directly:

New content arrives on iTunes all the times. From here you can see what’s new this week and browse the top audiobooks, books, songs, albums, TV shows, movies, apps, and more.