Apple says that the iPhone 4S means business
RIM was very happy, thank you, to hand over those free BlackBerry Alpha Dev handsets (that many mistakenly thought was the first BlackBerry 10 handset for consumers) to those who attended the BlackBerry World Conference. In the same report written by Gillis, it was pointed out that based on data obtained by Appcelerator and IDC, less than 16% of developers were "very interested" in writing apps for BlackBerry vs. 90% for iOS and 80% for Android.
While BlackBerry still has the advantage of being perceived as more secure than the Apple iPhone, the latter has stressed its security offerings such as remote wipe. Another interesting point, brought up by Trend Micro, is that employees feel more productive using their own personal phone. For many, of course, that is the iPhone. And lastly, Mobile Syrup might have come up with the best reason of all for using the Apple iPhone as a business tool. If it is good enough for one of the most profitable companies in the world (Apple, duh), the company with the highest market value assigned to it on the globe, it is probably going to work out for your business.
source: Apple, TrendMicro via MobileSyrup
1. ph00ny (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Does Apple even have a single FIPS certified device?
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5276; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Not until they can address their supply chain vulnerability. Boeing Computer Services is heading up the Android effort for DoD. BCS is going to be developing a custom edition of Android that will be FIPS-certified and probably Moto will develop the handset using ingredients that have no sourcing to China or Russia. Therefore, Apple is concentrating its efforts on the corporate side.
10. ardent1 (Posts: 1980; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Apple Inc. is an approved vendor under the FIPS 140-1 and 140-2 lists, respectively. Apple's certificates are #1514 and #1701.
11. ph00ny (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 May 2011)
They were testing but i didn't hear anything about an actual device being certified
I think ton of RIM devices are certified, few of the newer galaxy devices are certified but none from apple
2. Alistaire (Posts: 132; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
seems like apple is going the direction of WP....
4. androidornothing (Posts: 143; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Business up my **************. Now who is Apple trying to copy.......Motorola?
7. hutty24 (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Most business if not all in Pennsylvania use the iPhone except my hair cuter that has a galaxy s 2 4g,she even sad hers is like the iPhone if not better then it,then she sad what the hell is that!! is that a iPhone?? its so clearer,and its so big and sexy and I told her she can hold it and she asked me what is this phone called and I told her it the Samsung Galaxy nexus bitch!!!!!!!
True story somewhat lol
12. ph00ny (Posts: 565; Member since: 26 May 2011)
I still see a ton of Blackberry devices during my commute. Working in the FiDi in NYC, i guess it's expected
13. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Blackberry time is over unless they try to enter the consumer world aside from enterprise. But that's already too late
14. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 800; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Apple just trying to get out there before windows 8 arrives. When WP8 arrives there will be a big change in the business arena for wireless phones. Windows will be able to tie in to the desktop and office with office, and word documents, as well as outlook express. This will be killer for business if the WP8 delivers!