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Department of Defense to purchase more than 650,000 iOS devices?

0. phoneArena 20 Mar 2013, 23:39 posted on

One day after BlackBerry 10 was shot down by the U.K. government for security reasons, the U.S. Department of Defense has turned away from BlackBerry and is said to have a pending order to purchase over 650,000 iOS devices directly from Apple; of the 650,000 plus devices, 210,000 are various Apple iPhone models and there are even Apple iPod touch units as part of the order...

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posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:41 9

1. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 2846; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


DoD has good tastes

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 11:03

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 :-)

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:47 12

2. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Too bad they have good taste for the wrong fruit.
Muahahahaha...you're funny man.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:17 12

13. wendygarett (unregistered)


IPhone? Fine... IPad? Fine as well...
IPod touch? Wtf!!! seriously!! I can really rename this a 'department of Apple fansite'

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 08:18 1

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Maybe the DoD wants to listen to music, play samurai series, tap around...

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:48 8

3. GadgetsMcGoo (Posts: 163; 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:16 3

12. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


You surprised? I am not.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:48 10

4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1641; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


The DoD isn't known for making wise decisions.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:52 5

5. fistigons (Posts: 260; 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.

posted on 20 Mar 2013, 23:59 6

6. akbar (Posts: 55; 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:56 2

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5282; 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:13 6

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Alan continues to write these articles "knowing" that those rumors weren't true. You should be ashamed of your self.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:32 3

14. rusticguy (Posts: 2811; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


You'll get a warning ... check your mailbox :D

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:19

8. ajac09 (Posts: 1212; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


yet phonearena claimed blackberry was doing fine lol

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:27 1

9. Techboi (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Sep 2012)


This makes no sense... What are really the flaws in bb10?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 00:48 3

10. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Simply put, it's not Apple.
"It just doesn't work".

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 01:55

15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 06:16 1

16. xperiaDROID (Posts: 4813; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


200,000 iPod touch?! (FAINTS) X(

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:14 1

17. bubbadoes (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 May 2012)


amazing--in the middle of sequestration. How is this possible?

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 07:25 2

18. kg4icg (Posts: 63; 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.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:00

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.

posted on 21 Mar 2013, 15:33

22. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


You sound upset broseph. Nobody is forcing you to go to this website and read their articles.

posted on 22 Mar 2013, 19:32

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?

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