5 Ways the iPhone 5S Can Boost your Enterprise Mobility
The world has been speculating for months about the latest addition to the iPhone family, many hoping it would exceed a simple screen extension or improvement in camera pixels. And the wait is finally over with Apple announcing the iPhone 5S two days ago at the Apple Campus in Cupertino. The new features seem amazing and we're sure a lot of people are eager to get their hands on one. But how can the iPhone 5S help boost your enterprise mobility?
Five Fantastic Features
Apple has surely managed to impress again with the launch of the iPhone 5S. If you're still doubting whether or not to queue up at the Apple Store from the 20th of September onwards to get your hands on one, here are 5 features we think will be especially helpful for your business:
Touch ID: This is probably the most revolutionary update Apple has developed over the past few years. As The Verge puts it nicely, the new Apple iPhone 5S is now 'at your fingertips', with an incredibly accurate fingerprint scanner embedded into the Home button. This enhances your control over who can access your phone, safeguarding any important business documents or e-mails your iPhone may hold.
Battery life (finally!): Apparently the iPhone 5S will be able to last for 250 hours on standby mode, 10 hours of browsing and 10 hours of talk. We just hope this turns out to be true, as it will definitely help you if you use your iPhone at work all day. And some more good news: they have stuck to the same dock connector as the iPhone 5 so most of us don't have to switch chargers, again.
Improved camera: Don't be disappointed when you read that the 5S still has an 8 megapixel camera, as it includes some hidden gems. Each pixel is namely larger and therefore, lets more light in, creating photos that are more balanced and beautiful. There's also a "true tone" dual LED flash to adapt to the space that you're in, and your iPhone 5S can now take multiple shots and pick out the right one for you. Great when you're out on the road and have to take a quick snapshot for your boss back at the office.
A7 chip: Apple themselves are quite excited about this new feature, as they say that it is the first 64-bit chip in a smartphone. What does this mean? A boost in CPU speed and graphics performance so you can watch high definition videos and play strikingly detailed games (all in your lunch break of course).
iOS7: The latest operating system will be released on all Apple iPhones (4 and up) and iPads on the 18th of September. I still have to get used to the simple and sleek design of it compared to the current iOS, but the added features do make the interface a lot more user-friendly and easier to find the things you're looking for. Especially helpful when you're on the go and need to look something up quickly. You can find all the iOS7 specs here.
If you missed the Apple event in Cupertino or want to find out about all the other cool things they have announced, you can watch the broadcast here.
Mobile Forms on the iPhone 5S
Your mobile forms will come even more to life with the features of the new iPhone 5S. The Touch ID will help keep your paperless forms even more secure as your fingerprint acts as your password. And the improved camera will allow you to make high resolution photos which can be added to your mobile forms, creating reports that have never looked better.
But don't worry if you don't have an iPhone or won't be getting the latest iPhone 5S, our mobile forms can be accessed on all Android and Windows 8 devices. Whatever smartphone your mobile workforce is using, here are some examples of how 'BYOD' (Bring Your Own Device) can additionally boost your enterprise mobility.
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