iOS 8 in business.
iOS 8 adds powerful new features for productivity and more ways for IT to manage and secure devices, and enables new possibilities for developers in their apps.
A great platform for business.
iPad has become the standard for business. Running the world’s most advanced mobile OS and its ever-expanding collection of features and built-in apps, iOS makes iPad even more powerful, innovative and easy to use. And because iOS is engineered to take full advantage of the advanced technologies built into Apple hardware, your devices are always years ahead.
Engaging user experience.
From the moment you pick up iPad, you know how to use it. That’s because iOS was designed to be easy to understand. So straight away, you’re productive — sending email, mapping a client’s address, dictating notes or texting your colleagues. Everything is easy, intuitive and familiar, from scheduling meetings to recording your voice in an iMessage and sending it with a tap.
Amazing, unique features.
Hardware and software made for each other enable entirely new possibilities. Apps built into iOS take full advantage of hardware features such as the dual-core processor, accelerated graphics, wireless antennas and more. For example, you can share contacts, videos and photos with a nearby co-worker in a few taps using AirDrop. Present ideas to a group using AirPlay Mirroring and Apple TV. And let remote colleagues see what you see using FaceTime.
Seamless software updates.
Because Apple designs the hardware and software to work seamlessly together, iOS has excellent support for software updates. This means that as software evolves and new features are added, updates are immediately available to devices, bringing new functionality for users and IT departments. iOS software updates are made available for free, on the same day, across a wide variety of supported devices and models. By getting the latest iOS updates, your users have the freedom to work knowing that the latest security features are also in effect. And iOS sends alerts when it’s time to get the latest version.
iOS and the new IT.
Progressive IT organisations are prioritising productivity by empowering employees with iPad.
Apple makes it easy to manage iOS devices on corporate networks so that IT can focus on what’s most important — helping employees transform the way they work.
Fast, simple deployment
at any scale.
Deploying iPad in your organisation
can be a zero-touch effort for IT,
regardless of whether they’re managing corporate-owned or bring-your-own (BYO) devices. iOS makes it simple for employees to set up their iPad and access corporate services, straight out of the box.
View the technical reference
Thanks to iOS and built-in frameworks for third-party Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions, you can manage devices over the air, configure access to corporate services and protect corporate data — without compromising the engaging user experience that iOS is known for.
Security that’s built in,
not bolted on.
iOS is designed with advanced security technologies built in, so IT has end-to-end control of devices, data and apps. Many security features are enabled by default and require no configuration. Others are easily managed to fit seamlessly into an organisation without added complexity for users. iOS delivers a secure architecture, provides enhanced data protection and offers secure access to corporate information networks.Download the iOS Security paper
View Apple’s Privacy website
Productivity at work.
iOS has the most extensive ecosystem for apps on any mobile platform. From built-in apps to off-the-shelf apps in the App Store to custom-made apps created in house or by a third-party developer, you have infinite ways to transform your business.
Built-in apps power
your work day.
Every iPad comes with a powerful set of apps every business professional can rely on for work, including Mail, Calendar, Contacts, Messages, Maps and more. These built-in apps let you hit the ground running straight out of the box. And they’re beautifully designed and integrated for optimal productivity.
Free your productivity
Pages, Numbers and Keynote are now free with every iPad, enabling you to create and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations wherever you are. With iCloud, changes stay in sync across all of your devices. And since compatibility with Microsoft Office is built in, it’s easy to work with Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
Apps for every task.
With thousands of great apps for work, you can find an app for just about every business task. Innovative apps make it simple to collaborate, help you make decisions in real time, and let you work on documents and data with ease — wherever your business takes you. Browse a wide selection of apps for business and discover unlimited ways to boost your productivity.
Endless possibilities for custom-built apps.
Re-invent your enterprise with the powerful iOS platform. Learn about the key technologies in iOS to help you build breakthrough iOS apps for every line of business. Unlock productivity and empower your employees with custom-built apps tailor-made to your specifications.