Apple's iOS accounted for 66% of new mobile devices activated by the enterprise during Q3

Apple's iOS accounted for 66% of new mobile devices activated by the enterprise during Q3
Apple's iOS made up 66% of mobile devices activated by the enterprise during the third quarter. That was up 2 percentage points sequentially from the second quarter. The small bump is typical during the three month period that includes the unveiling and launch of the latest iPhone. Other platforms lost ground from the second quarter to the third quarter. During that period, Android devices made up 31% of mobile devices activated by the enterprise, down from the 32% activated in the prior quarter. Windows powered handsets declined from 3% of enterprise activations in the second quarter, to 2% during Q3.

Where iOS really picked up steam was in the tablet market as iPads made up 71% of enterprise tablet activations from July though September. That was up sequentially from 64% of the activations scored by the iPad during Q2. During the same period, Android tablet activations in the enterprise declined to 21% from 25%, and Windows powered slates dropped to 8% from 11%

Looking at different business sectors, iOS made up 83% of the mobile devices activated in the public sector, 77% in the financial service sector, 68% of activations in the insurance sector and 77% in the education market. Android devices led the way in high tech (52% of activations) and transportation (50% of activations).

While the numbers look good for both the iPhone and iPad in the business world, the long term trends are declining. During the third quarter of 2012, when the Apple iPhone 5 was launched, iOS was responsible for 77% of new mobile device activations in the enterprise. And at one time, the iPad accounted for a whopping 90% of new enterprise tablet activations.


source: GoodTechnology via AppleInsider

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38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I only want to know what company's specifically. When I think of an Enterprise, I think of a company like IBM or Oracle or similar. I think of company's with more than 10,000 employees, where those company's would normally use a platform which would allow for remote device management. Last I checked IOS doesn't have an MDM capability. But I just Google'd and it looks like Apple now offers some type of MDM capability. If so this would make it easier for iOS adoption.

21. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

One information not given by PA. This is in USA only and only for mobile OS because otherwise Surface pro would had taken 10-15% of this chunk. An example is in Canada Apple ipad only make about 40% of the activation base with a bit more than 50% of android tablet and the rest windows based one. As for iphone its even lower at less than 35% activation base VS 70% for android. PA need to be more precise and stop giving half baked info to boost Apple.

25. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

35% vs 60% android sorry my mistake.

16. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

This is just stock manipulation. Every time Apple releases a new product or service, there are some (highly questionable) numbers released by Apple or others to over-inflate that product or services impact. In reality, it is usually the opposite of what is actually happening. There are several cases in point for this: Every time a new iPhone is released, Apple states that X amount of Android users switched over to iOS. However, iOS overall market share doesn't change. In most cases iOS market share declines, while Android's market share increases. Apple computers and laptops not been popular in over the last 30 years (since the late 1980s). They are a niche product. Yet, we are all lead to believe that Windows based PCs are on the decline and Macbooks are on the rise. Windows based PCs still account for over 90% of computer sales. Then there is Apple products in enterprise... I can count on one hand the number of Apple products I have seen actually purchased by my company. Our public affairs folks have Macbooks for video editing and that's about it. All of the tablet computers my company uses are Windows based and the phones are Blackberries (BTW, there are over 1 million employees in my company). The company evaluated using iPads and iPhones, but found them extremely lacking in functionality and security. My previous roommate, an self described Apple fanboy, was on the evaluation team.

14. Tarox

Posts: 114; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

has to be US only. Here in europe its completely different and windows is comming BIG in this sector

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Watch it Blackberry, Apple has your number in enterprise.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not even close, due to Apples inability and lack of capabilities to pose any threat to BlackBerry in the MDM/EMM field, where BlackBerry owns some 60% of the pie. Apple is not an MDM company, (and never will be) and that's where BlackBerry's enterprise share has always been measured at. That share has most likely increased due to BlackBerry now owning GOOD Technology. BlackBerry now makes money off of every iOS device activated. The more iOS devices activated, the larger BlackBerry's share will grow.

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

All Apple has to do is drop in on Blackberry, write a check, and own all of the above. It would be beneficial for Apple and Blackberry to be under one roof since both would have something the other wouldn't. Apple isn't an enterprise business like Blackberry is, but they are making strides.

31. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple "writing a check" and then "owning all of the above" would first have to be approved by the board, of which Chen is the chairman. He has already stated that he is not willing to sell BlackBerry at this time, and a lot of it has to do with companies low-balling the price, so it won't be as easy as you think. Also, there is NO WAY Canada or the US government or the EU would approve of Apple owning BlackBerry. BlackBerry has too much in the way of value to them in terms of security. BlackBerry and Apple being under one roof would only benefit Apple, as they would just take the patents and scrap the rest, including the software and BlackBerry's enterprise servers. Apple WAS making strides in enterprise concerning device activations, but they are now trending downward over the last few years.

35. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If it's a mutual agreement, I don't see why it wouldn't. Chen says one thing, but the market says another. Chen's track record is exactly the best when it comes to being on the ball. It wouldn't really be a monopoly or anticompetitive, so I don't see a problem with regulation like it was when AT&T tried to buy T-Mobile. Actually Apple has implemented many features and designs from hiring different designers and engineers from other companies. I disagree.

41. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Chen's track record concerning "being on the ball" is better than most, and I don't see how BlackBerry would benefit from being bought out by Apple. Apple would only use BlackBerry for their patents. Apple's track record at keeping companies alive after buying them isn't the best. Look at Beats. It wouldn't be a monopoly, but the US and Canadian government, as well as the EU, wouldn't give the go ahead because there is no guarantee Apple wouldn't kill off BlackBerry and just keep the patents. BlackBerry is much too important to governments around the world. Apple has implemented what features, exactly? If you're referring to securing devices, Apple has a looooong way to go before getting anywhere near BlackBerry's level.

44. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Beats has been incorporated into Apple. If you're referring to Beats Music, there was no point in keeping it alive if they already have the Apple Music service going on. I mean if you want to play that card, look at some of the companies Blackberry bought to expand their offerings and portfolio. You don't know if they would kill them off. Who says Apple wouldn't keep them alive to for a sector Apple has less experience than Blackberry does. Blackberry is the king of security, there's no comparison. But so far there's been no real way of cracking open an iCloud locked device without going through more doors than Fort Knox. That accounts for something.

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

That's exactly my point. Most companies do not acquire other companies to keep them going. Although, BlackBerry did keep QNX going after they acquired them, name and all, as well as Good Technology, Secusmart, Movirtu, and a few others. Apple would definitely kill of BlackBerry if they acquired them. No way would we an "BlackBerry by Apple" product. There's been "no real way of cracking open an iCloud locked device..."? You're kidding, right? http://doulci.net That's a site that has dedicated iCloud hacking tools. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_celebrity_photo_hack That's an entire Wikipedia page dedicated to the "Fappening", the iCloud photo hack. http://icloudhack.blogspot.com Another site that had dedicated iCloud hacking tools. And there is more. Lots more. As I said, Apple has a looooong way to go in terms of security.

48. Mxyzptlk unregistered

If you use a poor password or something so common, then yeah you open yourself up to vulnerability. See that's something they didn't mention during those supposed iCloud hacks. Yes Apple has a way to go before security becomes tight, but the point is if you use a strong password and iCloud lock your device, I would say a 9/10 chance that device isn't getting unlocked. I said it was extremely difficult, but not impossible. Apple may not keep the device part going, but I don't see reason to not keep the enterprise section going. You're not seeing this from a business point of view.

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple also didn't initiate a two-pronged authentication process before this happened. Had they done so, this most likely wouldn't have happened. There are tons of articles showing just how vulnerable iOS and Apples iCloud are. As I said, there are tons of articles out showing how inept Apple is at security, for both the iCloud and iOS. Apple wouldn't keep ANY part of BlackBerry going. They would just take the patents and go off on a "patent troll spree". I am seeing this from a business point of view, and that is Apples modus operandi. My informed decision is based off of Apples past and present actions. You're looking at this through the RDF that Apple has, and as an Apple fanboy.

51. Mxyzptlk unregistered

The more popular something becomes, the more of a target it becomes. Plain and simple hence why Android and iOS are often targeted. Like I said before, a good majority of those hacks were caused by incompetence. Which they do need to address. I'm not denying that at all. That would be true for the Jobs era, but Tim Cook isn't like Jobs at all. He's even said he wouldn't be litigating as much. But let's not pretend like Blackberry hasn't done the same, e.g. the Typo and Chen wanting regulation for app developers to develop for Blackberry. You don't know if that will happen or not. Again, last time I checked, Beats accessories are still sold in stores. "and as an Apple fanboy." And you aren't doing the same as a Blackberry fanboy?

54. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Apple being popular and thus becoming more of a target for hackers is no excuse for Apple being lax on the secure front. If anything, it should make Apple be more diligent concerning the security of its products. Glad you admitted that they need to address that. BlackBerry went after Typo for OBVIOUS IP infringements. Apple went after other entities(like Amazon, for instance)over a generic name. I already spoke out AGAINST Chen asking for regulation of app developers. However, I don't recall seeing you speaking out against Apple for unfair practices against other music streaming entities, like Spotify. What I do know will happen, at least for the forseeable future, is that BlackBerry won't be selling to Apple. Sorry to make your wet dream run dry. Beats products are being sold, yes, but the company is now closed down, and the streaming service folded into Apple Music. As I said, Apple takes what it wants when purchasing companies, and kills off the rest. So my point is proven (with your aid, I might add, however inadvertent it might be) that my decision is based off of past actions by Apple, as well as recent ones. I've never claimed that I wasn't a BlackBerry fanboy. But there is NO ONE on this site that can claim that I don't back up what I post with links and other factual information. Are you admitting that you're an Apple fanboy?

56. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Indeed, they do need to make sure they tighten up on security. Same thing for Google. They both do, I don't see why you're singling Apple out on this one. Again I've said that Apple is a little different under Tim Cook compared to when Jobs was in charge. Cook has said before he wouldn't be doing unnecessary litigation like they've done in the past. I don't care if it never happens. You forget it was just an idea from my head, an opinion of sorts that you seem to have a problem understanding. Your point is moot because Beats are still selling products, products that they are known for. Again why would they keep Beats music around, which btw was primitive compared to Apple Music? They already have a beta out on Android. I think you're being slightly biased here. But you sometimes are excessive in that you will sometimes post links just to post links to hammer something down that's totally unnecessary. I am an Apple Fan, but I also use Android as well.

58. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I'm "singling" Apple out because this is an article about Apple, and Apple is your preferred company, so I'm using them as an example. I didn't "forget it was an idea from your head". That's pretty evident. My point isn't "moot", because Beats as a company NO LONGER EXISTS. Apple sells/distributes Beats products now. They just kept the name, nothing more. Explain how I'm being biased, exactly? Because I pointed out a fact? I think YOU'RE being biased with your defense of Apple. So posting links to back up my claims factually is unnecessary? Get real. I post links to prove my point. Whoever finds it "unnecessary" simply wants to spew FUD and lies unchecked. I'm a BlackBerry fan, but I also use Android, iOS Fire OS and Windows.

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Ok, I'll save that line next time you decide to give me a hard time about comments I make on Blackberry. Ask any random person what they think of when they hear the name "Beats" and I guarantee you most of them will say the headphones. That was the major thing Beats was known for, the headphones. They are still sold as Beats headphones. Why do you continue to think otherwise? There's a difference between posting links to back up a claim to posting multiple links to pad your comment or badger someone when they make a claim, post an article, or anything similar as I've seen you've done multiple times here. I wanted to clear up your misconception. I'm afraid our little debate has gone on long enough, there's no need to continue dragging this on and on.

62. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

Deal. Beats headphones are still sold. That's correct. I NEVER SAID THAT THEY WERE'NT. I said that BEATS AS A COMPANY NO LONGER EXISTS. That's a FACT. Why DO YOU continue to think otherwise. I post multiple links to prove my point. The more posted, the more my point, backed up by the links, becomes infallible. It's not "badgering" if I'm posting facts, while the other person isn't. There is no misconception. You're an Apple fanboy. I agree.

63. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm an Apple fan, I never said I wasn't one. Another product of your own imagination I assume. Beats doesn't exist anymore, but you kept going on about Apple buying the company, taking its assets and patents, and folding it up once they were done but they have not done that to Beats. You may think that's what you said or meant, but your comment says another thing.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I never said you didn't say. Guess THAT was a product of YOUR imagination. Apple did exactly that. There is NO MORE BEATS as a company. Apple took what the wanted (streaming music service, headphones) and shut it down. You seem to have a problem accepting reality. And didn't you say there's no need to continue this?

67. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You didn't, but I wanted to clarify in case you wanted to twist my words around again. Again, Beats as a company is shut down, but the products are still being made under Apple. Apparently you are not understanding because you say one thing but mean an entirely different thing when you get called out. I did. Your point?

69. meanestgenius

Posts: 23049; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't need you to clarify anything. I don't twist words. That's you're thing. That's my whole point. BEATS AS A COMPANY IS SHUT DOWN. Apparently, you're just not understanding the point I'm making. And I don't switch up. Again, that's you're thing. Stop seeking my attention.

9. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

If Apple were willing to take a little less than $200 profit per iPad Pro sold, and throw in the Pencil gratis, they could probably easily reclaim that 77% enterprise activation share.

8. brian81

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

these studies are used to manipulate AAPL stock only and analytics and statistics are produced by companies with clients that pay for the information to use in marketing etc.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Source please.

24. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Learn to search on google.com we dont have time to waste with you Mxyzptlk

26. Mxyzptlk unregistered

First of all, learn to grammar. Second, asking for a source to back up a claim isn't a ridiculous request. Of course you would know that if you actually knew what you were talking about.

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