As Apple shifts its focus toward the enterprise, with better security features and simpler mobile device management, it's high time for IT departments to learn about the operating system.
The company has made a concerted effort to appeal to enterprise customers recently, including releasing the iPhone SE, which is the size of the iPhone 5 with the power of an iPhone 6. The smaller phone is cheaper and more portable, which Apple hopes will appeal to businesses.
In this Apple iOS guide, find out what else the company is doing to make an enterprise name for itself, including the business potential of the Apple Watch, how iOS app development works and more.
1Dive into Apple iOS-
Apple iOS device management and security features
Just about everyone knows Apple devices run on iOS. The OS is slanting more and more toward the enterprise with more automation and better mobile device management (MDM). The operating system is also well-known for its quality security; in fact, many believe iOS's security is infallible. Well, think again. Dive into the rise of iOS in the enterprise with a closer look at iOS configuration profiles, security features and more.
Apple continues to gain ground in the enterprise. More companies are providing iOS support as the OS adds management features such as VPN on demand and per-app VPN. Continue Reading
Learn how iOS security features such as per-app VPNs and the Trust user interface can help IT manage iPhones and iPads. Continue Reading
2Cheat sheet to iOS app dev-
Because iOS devices are more prominent than ever in the enterprise, developers must know how to create apps for Apple's devices. And because Apple is strict about what apps can run on its OS, there is a lot to know. Take on some of this important information with an iOS app development cheat sheet, and learn how the company's partnership with IBM simplifies the entire development process.
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3A look at Apple's endpoints-
Explore iOS devices
The iPad and the iPhone dominate the tablet and smartphone markets. Never a company to rest on its laurels, Apple continues to churn out new devices. The iPhone 6s, for example, brings a faster TouchID fingerprint sensor to the table. After releasing increasingly larger devices, Apple backtracked a bit with the smaller iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro, which both have enterprise potential. Apple MDM, with its DEP, is also important to keep in mind.
New iPhone features such as 3D Touch and 4K video differentiate the latest iterations of the smartphone juggernaut from their predecessors. Continue Reading
Apple's newest iPhones stick out from the pack, with a stronger chipset and front camera shooter. Continue Reading
The new smaller and cheaper iPhone SE and iPad Pro could have more companies turning to Apple for business needs, says GroundControl's Aaron Freimark. Continue Reading
4Apple Watch in the enterprise-
The Apple Watch may not have been the first smartwatch on the market, but it certainly made the biggest splash. That doesn't mean it has a place in the business world, though. At this point it is essentially a sidekick to an iPhone or iPad, but with a litany of native apps and third parties scrambling to build apps for it, the wearable device could make a name for itself in the enterprise before long.
5Key iOS terms to know-
A list of the important terms iOS admins should know.