Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to receive Pentagon approval this coming week

Apple iPhone and Apple iPad to receive Pentagon approval this coming week
Last week, both the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the BlackBerry 10 operating system received approval from the Pentagon to be used by the Department of Defense. This coming week, the Apple iPhone and Apple iPad will both be 'green-lit' to run over the DoD pipeline, according to the Defense Department. None of this should be surprising to you if you read our story earlier this month.

The only Android model to be cleared by the Pentagon, the Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Samsung's security suite KNOX, which puts apps like a browser, calendar, contacts list and video player in a "leak-proof" containment system. Eventually, other Samsung models are expected to receive the same designation for DoD use. Both BlackBerry 10 models, the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 handset and the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10, have received Pentagon approval along with the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Even with the approval by the Pentagon, all three mobile platforms, will still need to have a mobile device management system created to make each one secure. The contract to build the system for iOS isn't expected to be awarded until early this summer. Once that is built, Apple can then be considered for orders from the five-sided building, which has 600,000 mobile devices in the field. Some, or perhaps all of these handsets, need to be upgraded. In addition, being considered secure for the Pentagon could lead to orders from companies in other businesses that demand secure mobile communications.

source: AllThingsD

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23 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Good bye BB :) Hello iPhone & Galaxy

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Goodbye troll

10. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

What part of his comment makes him a troll?

11. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Thanks for helping me out buddy :)

12. TripleTwo

Posts: 29; Member since: May 08, 2013

No problem, bud. ;)

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

With the iphone you get the best.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And only a week after that GS4.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The SIV is having multiple problems though.

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Only you have problem with anything other than apple product.

13. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

The best of 2007.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

And beyond.

30. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Of limitation and no true multitasking, and a show of phone being coolâ„¢

2. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

Giving consumers everything that would elevate the smart and secure sense of having a SmartPhone>> the real deals.. Kudos to Samsung, Apple and Blackberry However Apple and BB are still lacking some SMARTphone moves

16. GadgetsMcGoo

Posts: 168; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

How much of those "SMARTphone moves" will get locked down and locked out after they the DoD IT people have put in their policies?

3. Coldwater29

Posts: 2; Member since: May 11, 2013

Thank god.. Most of the DoD personnel are stuck using vitinage BlackBerry 9700's and just now are branching out to the 9900/9930s. I'm curious when DISA will allow iOS and Android based devices to interface with their Exchange servers.

4. GalaxyXperiaOptimusDroid

Posts: 13; Member since: May 10, 2013

Why not symbian? I think its so secure . Lol kidding.

6. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

At least the pentagon using the galaxy phone/tablet

9. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Because you can't do anything with IOS.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then why are they getting it, and trust that the pentagons iOS will do a lot more than the one we'd use. C'mon dude think please

31. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I think it's likely it will do less, both iOS and Android. Think about it, they're going to lock down functionality in the name of security. You're not going to be able to install whatever apps you want.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The pentagon shouldn't go with either android, iOS... They should instead create their own. They're the pentagon for crying out loud, or give me my tax dollars back.

22. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I think they should have just bought out Sprint's old PTT network. I mean, it is the Pentagon, I'm sure they have bunkers and other fortified/defensible structures, and would need to be able to communicate in the event of an emergency. Cellphones phones become pretty limited little paperweights when they don't have network access. At least radios still work within range of each other even if they're cut off from the rest of the world. "Mr. Chairman, it's the President. Why didn't you answer your phone during the recent emergency in the downtown area?!" "Well sir, I had zero bars."

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao exactly! I loved that last part man...classic. +1, +10 if I could

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