The Register has contacted Apple and and is awaiting a response.
Good luck el'Reg, maybe just maybe this time they will!
Back on to the story surely with the control over the hardware and ecosystem Apple could lock this down tighter than a... well tight thing.
I would like to know more about the "hacks" and why oh why did they not recover the money from the students that did not hand them back? Please don't say they were leaving that up to Apple too rather than knowing who they were handing out the expensive toys to?