The new iPhone X – Is it the business?
The iPhone X celebrates the 10th anniversary of Apple’s smartphone, featuring a radical redesign and new technology.
Apple has unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging.
Tim Cook called it the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone, and nothing less than “the future of the smartphone”.
However, Tim didn’t say much, if anything, about how the company’s new phones will be targeted toward business use. But that doesn’t mean the devices won’t have an impact on enterprise computing. Apple’s new smartphones put more IT tools into the hands of the enterprise, with consumers pushing the process forward.
The £1,000 price tag of the iPhone X won’t deter Apple fans but how many businesses are prepared to splash the cash for a premium mobile? Is it any good for business?
The new iPhone X is bigger, lighter and faster. A leap into the future of technology.
The phone has a super retina 5.8-inch OLED screen, which fills the entire front of the phone. Apple has removed the iconic home button to make way for the display, replacing it with facial recognition software called Face ID.
This is cool, really cool. This feature certainly feels like the future.
Face ID is used to unlock the phone, authenticate Apple Pay and customise the new animoji feature. Apple has also introduced wireless charging. This works by resting the handset on an inductive charging pad.
“From an enterprise perspective, unlocking your phone is just step one,” said Kevin Burden, vice president of mobility at 451 Research. Facial recognition could make authentication more convenient for employees to open and use enterprise apps.
The key is how this works with third-party apps.
Enterprise applications weren’t on the agenda, but Apple has been partnering with companies including IBM Corp., Accenture Plc., Cisco Systems Inc. and others to deliver consulting, app development, networking, and integration services to businesses.
As always, the Apple iOS will be integrated with business solutions such as email, calendar, contacts, cloud sharing and Office documents either from Apple or with third party applications or vendors through the Apple store.
The new update in the iOS 11 operating system will have a redesigned control centre. There is also a new A11 bionic chip for Apple’s new augmented reality (AR) software.
The technology to enhance augmented reality, the improved camera and a new bionic chip may prompt CIOs to develop more AR apps inside their company.
This is the new technology in the iPhone. A revolution in recognition and security. This will innovate apps to reach a new level of fluidity and realism.
App developers will be looking at innovative ways to exploit the market with business tools.
Watch this space and the Apple store for new business tools.
The new iPhone is a revolution from the previous models but you have to ask yourself are the new feature gimmicks on innovation? Are they the sort of thing you are going to use every day?
Maybe not. But it is cool.
The business tools such as email, calendar, contacts, cloud and document sharing, all still exist but what you do have with the new iPhone X is a sleek, fast and powerful handset from the previous models with a radical redesign and new technology.
It is the same story but new technology. This story takes place in Apple’s future.
You will have to wait a few months or years to see the real impact iPhone will have on businesses.
Ask yourself, can it be worth the money? The other unmissable thing about the iPhone X is its price tag. At £999 for the 64GB model and £1,149 for the 256GB it is not only significantly more expensive than previous iPhones but every other phone on the market.
This is the price you pay for new AR technology and a total redesign.
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