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10 iPhone 5 Fast Facts All CIOs Should Know 09

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-25-2012 Print

Apple’s iPhone 5 launched on Sept. 21, officially kicking off what could be the biggest and most important smartphone offering this year. The device is a nice improvement over the iPhone 4S, and so far, appears to be appealing to consumers and enterprise users alike. It takes a special phone to bridge the gap between consumers and enterprise users, and it appears that Apple has been able to do it with the iPhone 5. However, CIOs aren’t necessarily all sold on the iPhone 5. Is it really right for the corporate world? Will the device come with all of the bells and whistles that today’s IT executives are looking for? Inevitably, deciding can be difficult. And with too much Apple-gushing going on, it might be tough to get a clear view of what’s best for the corporate world and what’s not. So, we thought we’d help out CIOs. In the following slides, we offer up some quick facts that CIOs will care about related to the iPhone 5. From its carrier options to its wireless networking features, the following fast facts will fill you in on everything you need to know regarding Apple’s latest launch.


9. It’s More Expensive Than Other iPhones
If your company is on a tight budget, be ready to spend significantly more on the iPhone 5 instead of the 4 or 4S. Apple’s iPhone 5 starts at $199 with a two-year contract. The iPhone 4 is free, while the iPhone 4S comes in at $99. Keep that in mind.


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