Apple's $99 'One to One' Tutoring Program May Be Coming to an End

Apple may soon end its $99 "One to One" tutoring program for Mac and iOS users, according to a source that has provided MacRumors with reliable information in the past. Our source says Apple is stopping the program to allow retail employees to focus on hosting a greater number of free workshops, which multiple people are able to attend at once.

One to One is a long-running Apple program that allows customers who purchase a Mac to pay an additional $99 for one year of Mac, iPhone, and iPad instruction from Apple retail employees. One to One sessions include 30 or 60 minute Personal Training sessions, 90-minute Group Training sessions, and 90-minute group-based Open Training sessions.

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One to One members can get help with a wide variety of topics, like getting started with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and using Apple services like iCloud, and iTunes. Training sessions on Apple apps, including Photos, Mail, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and more, are also included.

One to One will help you do more than you ever thought possible with your Mac. First, we'll set up your email, transfer your photos, music, and other files, and show you how to keep everything in sync with iCloud. Then, we'll work with you to create a curriculum tailored to your goals, learning style, and experience level.

Apple is planning to fold its One to One service into free open workshops, amid some larger changes being made to Apple's teaching methods. In the near future, workshops will be restructured around themes like "Discover" and "Create," and will be more accessible on Apple's main website.

Apple plans to honor existing One to One memberships until they expire, but will not sell new memberships to the program going forward. Customers who need assistance will still be able to sign up for dozens of free, open workshops.

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levitynyc Avatar
116 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/24/apple-one-to-one-program-ending-soon/')


Apple may soon end its $99 "One to One" tutoring program for Mac and iOS users, according to a source that has provided MacRumors with reliable information in the past. Our source says Apple is stopping the program to allow retail employees to focus on hosting a greater number of free workshops, which multiple people are able to attend at once.

One to One is a long-running Apple program that allows customers who purchase a Mac to pay an additional $99 for one year of Mac, iPhone, and iPad instruction from Apple retail employees. One to One sessions include 30 or 60 minute Personal Training sessions, 90-minute Group Training sessions, and 90-minute group-based Open Training sessions.



One to One members can get help with a wide variety of topics, like getting started with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac and using Apple services like iCloud, and iTunes. Training sessions on Apple apps, including Photos, Mail, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and more, are also included.Apple is planning to fold its One to One service into free open workshops, amid some larger changes being made to Apple's teaching methods. In the near future, workshops will be restructured around themes like "Discover" and "Create," and will be more accessible on Apple's main website.

Apple plans to honor existing One to One memberships until they expire, but will not sell new memberships to the program going forward. Customers who need assistance will still be able to sign up for dozens of free, open workshops.

Article Link: Apple's $99 'One to One' Tutoring Program May Be Coming to an End ('https://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/24/apple-one-to-one-program-ending-soon/')
Little by little Apple is morphing into the corporate giant that goes against why I got my first Mac 9 years ago.

I miss the "I'm a Mac" ads.
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Cmd-Z Avatar
116 months ago
Free training may sound good on the surface, but trying to teach even a small crowd means dumbing things down to the lowest IQ, not to mention the idiot in every group that loves to hear himself talk and/or show off what he knows to the rest of the group. If I needed training, I'd gladly pay to get 1:1 service ... free would be a waste of time I'm afraid.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
116 months ago
Sad to see it go, one of the best values in the Apple Store. I worked as a Mac Genius for 6+ years, and Creatives really knew their stuff (many of them have gone on to do really great things after Fruit Co.)
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
639051 Avatar
116 months ago
The program is good for people who really don't get Macs, I guess. Not a big deal to me.
Thanks for the deep insight. In other news water is wet!
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nia820 Avatar
116 months ago
With Google and YouTube who needs to pay for tutoring? This isn't the 90s anymore.
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AngerDanger Avatar
116 months ago
I imagine some restructuring is in order now that Apple has to figure out how to explain Music to its employees.



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