There will be a number of ways iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 can help Apple gain an advantage with business users, and we touched on fingerprint technology with a video late last month. Business iOS 6 users will enjoy many of the consumer features like innovation with Bluetooth for phone calls on other iOS devices, which could also see a bridge created between devices that could help business users be more productive.
How will iOS 6 secure business adoption? We have already seen facts and figures for a surge in iOS adoption, and this is set to continue throughout 2012 with the launch of Apple’s next major mobile operating system and some new hardware in the form of an iPad mini and new iPhone. For businesses the real attraction will be new software helping them become more productive, and there’s a number of features within iOS 6 that will make this possible.
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An article on iPhone Rumors posts a summary of the main improvements that business users will benefit from, and these include features like multiple mail signatures, setting call reminders, the ability to disable notifications automatically when using a projector, and many other productive business improvements like declining calls with a message sent in response.
If you want to see some in-depth coverage of what features will sell iOS 6 and the next iPhone to business users, then you need to see this article. It touches on the above improvements and many more, which includes one of our favorite business improvements. This is a new mail feature for VIP contacts and this allows the user to create an important list of contacts, which allows you to access email from these people much faster.
Business users can end up with a lot more spam than most people and this slows down their productivity, even with good spam filtering, which means more time is taken digging through emails. If you were short of time a list of VIP contacts would mean quick access to messages you really need to see first, and we love this feature but it’s just one of many designed to attract businesses and professionals to iOS 6.
Do you agree that iOS 6 will be better for business? We’ve seen a lot of comparisons between Android and iOS, and most people agree that Apple meets business needs with more consistency. Be sure to keep up with PR as we provide facts and figures in the future showing business adoption to iOS, and if it improves or decreases with the launch of iOS 6 and the next iPhone.