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New MDM features coming with mid-March release of iOS 7.1?

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New MDM features coming with mid-March release of iOS 7.1?
The latest news about iOS 7.1 is that the new iOS build will be released mid-way through next month. And while there will be new features and bug fixes, one of the most important changes will be in the field of MDM, or Mobile Device Management. MDM is used by corporations and government agencies to control and have oversight over a fleet of mobile devices. It also allows the administrator to disable the camera on applicable devices.
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82% of iOS users have upgraded to iOS 7

82% of iOS users have upgraded to iOS 7

Apple has just gone live with a website called Volume Services. The speculation is that this site will be available for MDM use once iOS 7.1 is released. It is expected to allow for automatic MDM enrollment and the volume purchase of apps and books.

When  iOS 7.1 does launch, it will met by a large number of iOS 7 users waiting to update. Consider that 82% of iOS users are running iOS 7 while 15% are using iOS 6. iOS 7.1 beta 2 was released in December and included a fix for TouchID and a small repair for iTunes Match. Beta numbers 3 through 5 were sent out in January and included a fix for iCloud account setups, audiobook improvements and a fix to end problems sending messages on iMessage. It also included more natural sounding voices for Siri in Australian and British English, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. Also rumored to be coming with iOS 7.1 is the iOS in the Car application, a version of iOS made for automobiles.

We could be less than a month away until the official release of iOS 7.1. Getting excited yet?

Apple's enhanced MDM services will include the volume purchase of apps and books

Apple's enhanced MDM services will include the volume purchase of apps and books


source: Apple, AppleInsider

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posted on 17 Feb 2014, 23:13 5

1. Kishin (Posts: 580; Member since: 30 May 2013)


I am proud to be an iConsumer...iDevices all day...

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 23:27

2. charlesmont (Posts: 4; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


This article does not clarify if this will be good for the iOS 7 consumer.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 23:35 2

4. Kishin (Posts: 580; Member since: 30 May 2013)


iDid not take the time to read it...

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:47

11. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


It has no effect on most consumers because their devices aren't enrolled in an MDM program. However, those who work for a government branch, business, or are students where mobile devices are given to them are going to be effected. It doesn't mention the consumers because it has nothing to do with them.

posted on 17 Feb 2014, 23:28

3. PBXtech (Posts: 967; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


What is with all this software disabling cameras? Too much Big Brother going on with all of that.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 00:02

5. OnlyiPhone (Posts: 29; Member since: 09 Sep 2012)


It's for government agencies that look at classifies info and they don't want anybody trying to record or take pics of stuff. Things like this already exist. Since a lot of government agencies use blackberry's that's why they would release a verizon of the bold with a camera and one without so the people in the government don't take pics with their phones.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 00:03

6. quakan (Posts: 1148; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


They've got more control than that.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Documents-allegedly-reveal-NSAs-ability-to-steal-data-from-the-Apple-iPhone_id50823

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 05:26

8. androiphone20 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


Right.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:52 1

12. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


That has nothing to do with MDMs. I dont think any of you understand what that means. I am a high school student whose school gives every student an iPad. Our devices are enrolled in an MDM so that they can push applications and books straight to an iPad, block inappropriate media, and "focus" or restrict us to a single app.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 08:31

16. superduper (Posts: 121; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)


If a company is supplying iPhones/iPads to its employees it's reasonable to expect them to have some control over their use (or misuse). If you work at a large company or university with an IT department, you can hardly expect open access to the internet on company PCs. Employees have login names, passwords, client machines running restricted Windows versions. Internet usage is monitored. Big Brother or We're-Paying-You-to-Work-so-Get-Off-Facebook?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 02:06 1

7. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Cant wait for this update. Love my iPad Mini

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 05:27 1

9. androiphone20 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


This sounds like a really solid tool for the enterprise market, much like the business version guided access feature

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:41

10. SAO101789 (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


This update is okay but I'm hoping a lot more when ios 8 comes out I'm in between getting a windows phone or waiting for the new iphone. Even with. 64 bit I will always be a fan of nokia. Is it possible to have 2 phones?

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 06:55 1

13. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Yes, it is possible to have two phones. Go with the Windows Phone, as iOS 8 is likely to be just as buggy and slow as iOS 7.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:35

14. SAO101789 (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)


I'll wait till the next Nokia 1020 comes out, I might trade my iphone for a ipad than because most of my ios apps can work on ipad.

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 07:40

15. Phullofphil (Posts: 800; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


What about battery life I know I am late on the appropriate artical but I want battery improvments

posted on 18 Feb 2014, 12:45

17. halfpint (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


" it will met by a large number of iOS 7 users waiting to update. Consider that 82% of iOS users are running iOS 7". I don't know about that seeing how a lot of those 82%'ers are jailbroke and will want to keep it. Just sayin'

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