Japan’s Aoyama Gakuin U to give free Apple iPhones to students

“Aoyama Gakuin University is phasing out traditional methods of taking attendance at its School of Social Informatics, in favor of free GPS-enabled iPhones,” Mainichi Daily News reports.

“The faculty began providing Apple iPhone 3Gs to all 550 staff and students Friday, using the GPS function to determine whether they are in school or not. The university will initiate full operation of the system in the autumn,” Mainichi Daily News reports.

“The university is to pay the basic charges itself, ensuring no extra financial burdens will fall on students,” Mainichi Daily News reports.

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