Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Reasons CIOs Need the iPhone 5By Don Reisinger | Posted 09-19-2012
1. The A6 Is Important
Apple's A6 processor is a significant improvement on the A5 available in the iPhone 4S and the A5X in the new iPad. The component offers twice the processing and graphical power of its predecessor. Plus, it'll perform more effectively.
2. The Big Display Matters
Rather than bundle the 3.5-inch option found in its previous iPhones, Apple is offering a 4-inch screen in the iPhone 5. Donât think that matters? Consider that more e-mails will be displayed, larger Web pages will be viewable, and more real estate for apps means more productivity, and youâll see why it does matter.
3. Employees Will Love It
The corporate world is now governed by the tastes of employees. Far too often, employees will come into the office, say they want something, and itâll happen, simply because the business side thinks itâs the right move. Sometimes, itâs not. But in the case of the iPhone 5, it definitely is.
4. Itâs More Resilient
Apple designed its iPhone 5 with resiliency in mind. The device will come with an aluminum backplate and stronger glass, limiting its chances of significant damage. That doesnât mean that itâll be safeguarded from trouble, but a stronger case should reduce replacement cost and appeal to enterprise users.
5. 4G LTE Is a Biggie
One of the biggest issues with Appleâs previous iPhones was their lack of 4G LTE networking. The iPhone 5 changes that. Now, enterprise users will be able to access the Internet at ultra-high-speeds from the handset with the help of 4G LTE.
6. iOS 6 Is An Improvement
Appleâs iOS 6 will come bundled with the iPhone 5. Thatâs good news for enterprise users. The operating system adds security features, Mail enhancements, better browsing, and a host of other improvements, making it an ideal choice for corporate users.
7. Itâs the Same, Secure App Environment
In the mobile world, the biggest threat to security is arguably the applications that users download. Luckily for enterprise users, the iOS environment is quite safe, thanks in large part to Appleâs control over its App Store. Better yet, the apps can be developed in-house for use internally. Itâs a great solution for enterprise users.
8. Itâs More Mobile
According to Apple, the iPhone 5 is both lighter and thinner than its predecessor. And although itâs slightly taller to accommodate the larger display, thatâs not really a problem. Mobility is what enterprise users are after, and the iPhone 5 delivers.
9. Better Calling
The iPhone 5 was designed to deliver a better calling experience. To achieve that goal, Apple added a third microphone. In addition, the company bundled enhanced noise-canceling into the earpiece and outfitted the handset with better speakers. All in all, the iPhone 5 will come with a much better calling experience.
10. What Else Is There?
Looking around the mobile market, itâs hard to find another smartphone that can beat the iPhone 5. Sure, the Galaxy S III comes with all of the same components, but itâs also an Android-based device. And the BlackBerry isn't quite matching up to Apple's iPhone any longer. Simply put, the iPhone 5 stands atop the smartphone market. And no one is stopping it.