The new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus could be the most enterprise-friendly Apple smartphones to date, simply because they are, well, big.
“[The larger screen] is as, if not more, relevant to the enterprise as it is to consumers,” Bob O’Donnell, founder and chief analyst for TECHnalysis Research in Foster City, California, said in an interview with Brighthand sister site SearchConsumerization. “There’s a pent-up demand for larger phones.”
That’s all well and good, but what about custom enterprise applications built for the smaller models? How well will they scale? Apple added dev capabilities in the new iOS 8 that should help, but time will tell.
And that’s not all. iPhone refinements like improved cameras, NFC, TouchID, and of course, an Apple Watch accessory, could also impact businesses interested in building applications with two-factor authentication, or even just a fancy means of ID.
Of course, businesses also have to deal with the existing iPhones already in the workplace that will be seeing an update to the aforementioned iOS 8 days before the new iPhones ship. Specifically, changes in how it handles Exchange ActiveSync could cause headaches for IT admins.
And who knows what else? The experts at SearchConsumerization might, so head over and read about how IT is prepping for the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 in the enterprise.