Integrated Hardware and Software
Because Apple makes both the iPad hardware and the operating system, everything works together seamlessly and intelligently.
This makes it possible for built-in apps and apps from the App Store to take advantage of the iPad hardware. So Multi-Touch, the accelerometer, the three-axis gyro, accelerated graphics, and the powerful processor are always in play when you’re surfing the web, watching movies, gaming, and going from app to app to app.
Other platforms are built on layers of changes from different parts of the supply chain. The operating system is designed to run on a range of devices of varying hardware specifications. From there, the user interface and apps get modified by the hardware vendor. The device is then passed over to a carrier who adds or takes away certain apps or features from the device. When it’s all said and done, you end up with devices, running the same operating system, that look nothing like each other and need to be treated as completely different when it comes to app development, security and deployment within your organization.
The integration of hardware and software come together to create an deeply engaging experience when you use and iPhone or an iPad. The device gets out of the way and you are able to really immerse yourself in the app your using. The device really becomes the app you’re using. Take Calendar as an example. When you use the Calendar app, you really do feel like you’re holding your physical day planner in your hand.
You already know how to use iPad, because you use the most natural pointing device there is: your finger. Nobody does Multi-Touch better than Apple.
With Instant On, iPad springs to life the second you touch the Home button. And when you open the iPad Smart Cover, iPad wakes up automatically. That’s Instant On with a colorful twist.
Safe and secure by design.
iOS is highly secure from the moment you turn on your iPad. All apps run in a safe environment, so a website or app can’t access data from other apps. iOS also supports encrypted network communication to protect your sensitive information. To guard your privacy, apps requesting location information are required to get your permission first. You can set a passcode lock to prevent unauthorized access to your device and configure iPad to delete all your data after too many unsuccessful passcode attempts. And in case your iPad is lost or stolen, Find My iPad allows you to locate it on a map and remotely delete all your data.4 When you get it back, you can restore everything from your last backup.
Ready for business.
iOS works with Microsoft Exchange and standards-based servers to deliver over-the-air push email, calendar, and contacts. iOS protects your data by encrypting information in three separate areas: in transmission, at rest on the device, and when backed up to iTunes. You can securely access private corporate networks through industry-standard VPN protocols. And companies can easily deploy iPad across an enterprise using configuration profiles.
Accessibility built in.
iOS comes standard with a wide range of accessibility features that help people with disabilities experience everything iPad has to offer. For example, the built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology allows those who are blind or have low vision to hear a description of the item they’re touching on the screen. iOS also offers out-of-the-box support for over 30 wireless braille displays and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic screen magnification, playback of closed-captioned video, white on black text, and more.
Works all over the world.
Heading to Tokyo on business? Find an app that helps teach you the language or one that just helps translate. iPad and iOS are made to be used around the world. The user interface is localized in over 30 languages. So you can send or read email in other languages and easily switch between them. Because the keyboard is software based, you can select from over 50 different layouts with support for language-specific features including diacritic marks on characters, handwritten input for Chinese, and contextual character options for Japanese. In addition, the built-in dictionaries support over 50 languages, and VoiceOver reads screens in more than 35 languages.
If you want to learn more about how MBS can help you manage iOS devices within your organization, please contact us at 1 (888) 354-0100 or via our online contact form.