Department of Defense to purchase more than 650,000 iOS devices?
One source familiar with the Defense Department plans said that the iOS devices will replace 470,000 older BlackBerry models that are in daily use. These are not BlackBerry 10 models, but run on an older BlackBerry OS. The testing had cut out the BlackBerry 10 from contention due to costs. The breakdown of the order goes like this: 120,000 Apple iPads, 100,000 Apple iPad mini tablets, 200,000 Apple iPod touch models and 210,000 Apple iPhone units of various models. One the sequester ends, specific models will be named.
More than half of the devices will see action in the battlefield, afloat at sea or at support commands. Most of the remaining half will be used at the Pentagon. Hey, these are your tax dollars at work!
20. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
No it must be corruption, because who would buy a device where you can not copy a file or simply install one purpose app for their company? iOS for enterprise is a complete nonsense..... It's like to have a screwdriver instead of drill :-)
2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Too bad they have good taste for the wrong fruit.
Muahahahaha...you're funny man.
13. wendygarett (unregistered)
IPhone? Fine... IPad? Fine as well...
IPod touch? Wtf!!! seriously!! I can really rename this a 'department of Apple fansite'
19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Maybe the DoD wants to listen to music, play samurai series, tap around...
3. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 165; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)
The UK CESG rumor was corrected by the CESG hours after the rumors came out yesterday yet you Alan F continue to go by the original incorrect information. Shame.
4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1769; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
The DoD isn't known for making wise decisions.
5. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
200,000 Apple iPod touch models? I have no idea what I would do with an iPod touch at work. Now I can see pilots using the iPad mini for their flight plans or uploading weather briefs. Especially with everybody trying to go paperless.
6. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
I just can understand how the DoD can go with Apple. I assume the security should be their top priority and Apple can not fix a lock screen bug since 3 releases.
Also try typing with wet dirty hands (like in the battlefield) on touchscreen. This is total BS.
11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5863; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
iOS since something like v. 5 in combination with I believe the A5 CPU is a very secure environment (AES256). It is certified by NSA for storage of Top Secret information. The stale UI is not necessarily a decision criteria for the DoD.
7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)
Alan continues to write these articles "knowing" that those rumors weren't true. You should be ashamed of your self.
14. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
You'll get a warning ... check your mailbox :D
8. ajac09 (Posts: 1367; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
yet phonearena claimed blackberry was doing fine lol
9. Techboi (Posts: 84; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)
This makes no sense... What are really the flaws in bb10?
10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3013; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Simply put, it's not Apple.
"It just doesn't work".
15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Need more comments from fandroids. Come on. We're missing the usual comments about stocks, maps, etc.
At the end of the day, I just sit back and lol at all the comments people say about Apple dying. These teenagers will never understand why apple is dominant in the enterprise world.
17. bubbadoes (Posts: 337; Member since: 03 May 2012)
amazing--in the middle of sequestration. How is this possible?
18. kg4icg (Posts: 68; Member since: 18 May 2008)
Need to fix your story on the BlackBerry and UK government, because they haven't bought the phone in for testing yet. So you can't really say UK government shot down BlackBerry Z10.
21. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
Why is Alan F allowed to continue writing articles if he's knowingly putting out false information? Oh... Wait... This is IPHONEarena and if it doesn't make Apple look good, then it gets blasted. Seriously, its ridiculous that IPhonearena continues to allow disinformation to be printed and let these "so-called" "tech journalists" continue to spread lies. Every other site has either updated or corrected their BB stories but IPhonearena continues to print misinformation.
22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1659; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
You sound upset broseph. Nobody is forcing you to go to this website and read their articles.
23. DigitalJedi_X2 (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
The only one that seems "mad" here sister, is you. You mad that I'm calling out your favorite site for writing incorrect crap? You butt hurt that I'm calling out your favorite iPhonearena writer who you spend nights fantasizing about because he's been writing bogus articles that are outright lies?