Apple has made a significant number of sales at BETT 2000, the education show, according to an Apple spokesman.

Signifying the companies renaissance in the education market, Nick Evans, an Apple Spokesman, said the sales were not just to education providers, but also to vendors.

This year Apple Computer offered exhibitors at the show the opportunity to borrow Apple equipment to demo their Apple-compliant products. If they liked the machines the vendors were offered the chance to buy that equipment. According to Apple, over 50 per cent of the vendors loaning machines have made purchases.