On Tuesday, Apple ended months of speculation and anticipation when it unveiled three new devices. The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch were introduced to the public, the first two representing the latest in the tech giant's popular smartphone line and the last serving as the first in what Apple hopes will be its next successful line of innovative consumer products.
The iPhone 6, which will feature a 4.7 inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus, which will have a 5.5 inch screen, both come out on Friday, September 12 and are both much larger than iPhone 5S, which has a 4-inch screen. The Apple Watch won't come out until early 2015, so it's likely we'll learn much more about the device between now and then. After the Apple event this past Tuesday, anticipation began immediately, and most are eagerly waiting to get their hands on a new device. Among those excited customers are a number of organizations who anticipate using Apple's latest devices to fulfill their enterprise technology needs.
Although Apple has had considerable success in the consumer electronics market, it still ranks behind Microsoft and others in the enterprise sector. The company hopes to overcome the enterprise challenge, however, and many analysts speculate that with every new product launch, Apple gets closer and closer to being a viable enterprise technology provider.
Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst for TECHnalysis Research, spoke with Tech Target about the opportunities for enterprises to capitalize on the new technology. O'Donnell indicated that the size will increase the value of the iPhone in a business environment, saying that the larger screen will be "as, if not more, relevant to the enterprise as it is to consumers."
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