Is The iPhone 7 An Enterprise Game Changer?
Another year, another Apple iPhone with new specs and plenty of ballyhoo upon its introduction.
While consumers worldwide will plunk down hundreds of dollars to get the next generation of smartphone, will enterprises follow suit? Will the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus bring enough star power to be a handheld device best used by those in the enterprise?
Probably not, say industry insiders.
While Apple announced a few tech-happy upgrades like Bluetooth earbuds and a waterproof device to go along with a faster processer, the upgrades just aren’t enough to make the 7 a fixture in the enterprise, according to one mobile tech leader.
“I know people are making a big deal of the lack of headphone jack, (but) it makes sense for Apple to remove for several reasons,” said Quinn Banks, Sr. Product Manager of Mobile for Farmers Insurance. “They’ve created waterproof devices … finally. It created more room to increase the battery size, chips options and new home button with Taptic Engine for haptic feedback. I like the idea they are willing to make a change and remove antiquated pieces of technology.”
But does that make the device a game changer?