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The Woz sees more iOS in the office next year

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The Woz sees more iOS in the office next year
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak sees more iOS devices going to work in 2013 as the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend continues next year. Wozniak sees no sign that the BYOD movement is slowing down. Additionally, with many companies and government agencies deciding to drop BlackBerry in exchange for the Apple iPhone or Android powered devices, these firms have had to decide between security and corporate morale. "Choice," says The Woz, "is happiness and will become a motivational tool enterprises use to their advantage."

I have this many smartphones says The Woz

I have this many smartphones says The Woz

Last month, we told you how the NTSB complained that BlackBerry models were "failing both at inopportune times and at an unacceptable rate."  As a result, the agency is switching to the Apple iPhone 5. Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer is giving her employees the opportunity to pick from the Apple iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the HTC One X, the HTC EVO 4G LTE or the Nokia Lumia 920 while dropping BlackBerry. And the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is going to order $2.1 million worth of the Apple iPhone 5 to replace BlackBerry handsets. These are just a few examples of what is going on. Heck, we've even seen iOS takeover in the cockpit to replace paper maps.

In addition to this trend, with more and more employees being allowed to use their own personal phones at the office, this paves the way for the presence of more iOS models in the boardroom. It makes sense as most employees know their own handsets better than corporate-issued devices and that should improve productivity at work.

source: Slashdot via TUAW

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posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:24 9

1. androidisbaws (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)

Well, our population is getting dumber and dumber by the second it seems.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:25 8

2. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

i feel bad for rim....

rim you ought to change your name, rim = rest in motion

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 21:44 3

3. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I'm sure you do LOL

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 22:12 5

4. tmcr7 (Posts: 180; Member since: 02 Nov 2011)

I don't see how iOS devices could improve productivity at work when calling, texting, and emails are so easy to do on any smartphone. Aside from that, sharing files on an iPhone is such a pain. Then you have Facebook and Twitter feeds that distract you from working. I think it's not about being productive but looking cool in the office.

posted on 17 Dec 2012, 22:41 1

5. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Now you all know that the gov't will not let the iphone get banned....

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 00:05 1

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Seemingly the NTSB, ICE, and any other agencies or companies ordering iphones en masse aren't researching properly. Easily broken, relatively low-reception, made in China outdated pieces of junk are not what the country needs to spend our tax dollars on. I'm writing my representatives (and encouraging others to do the same) to prevent such a frivolous purchase. Motorolas or Nokias would be a better choice, as they have excellent signal reception, good build quality, are easily repairable and/or less expensively replaced, and support better American companies (Google/Motorola and Microsoft) rather than give it to one that would misuse it for lawsuits and giving more money to China.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 00:26

7. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

no doubt.....any company but the evil empire!

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 05:07

8. Hemlocke (unregistered)

The iPhone 5 is durable, has great build quality, and is one of the most easily repairable phones on the market. Fanboy much?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 05:13

9. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)

why are there only 2 extremes on here, your the fanboy mate.

durable to an extent yes but great build quality no, its can come out the box dented and scratched.

''one of the most easily repairable phones on the market''

seriously....its not, why are you been a one sided fanboy then?

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 08:11

10. ultimatebatman (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)

In my office, most people switched from the iPhone 4/4S to the much more useful Note II.

posted on 18 Dec 2012, 08:30

11. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)

iOS, and android r two very good choices

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