DEP stands for Device Enrolment Program is Apple’s approach to automate device enrolment process.
The benefits are automatic MDM installation and lock MDM on the device.
The difference between DEP and non-DEP devices can be summarised as below:
|DEP||Non-DEP (Just Supervise)|
|Preparation||Require Apple Education Reseller to mark the devices as DEP||none|
|MDM installation||Automatic during device activation process||Require Apple Configurator 2 to add MDM onto the devices|
|MDM removal||Cannot be done manually, must be done via ASM||Can manually remove MDM from the device|