Some of us attended the keynote for the new Apple iPhone 4G. While there were no surprises, we see that this new iPhone set the bar as the current top smartphone in terms of performance, size, capabilities –and to quote a developer “an outrageous 960×640 screen.”
The iPass Mobile Network service provides over 50% of the world’s Wi-Fi hotspots on the world’s largest connection footprint, with over 140,000 locations. So, here are 10 reasons on why iPass should be on your mobile employee’s iPhone or iPad to better control connectivity and enterprise mobility costs. It’s just a matter of time before these phones appear in your enterprise.
- FaceTime only works on Wi-Fi
- More apps are driving more usage and downloads
- Longer battery life for more browsing and downloads
- Video chat is so cool – more hotspots, more chatting. See #3.
- iBooks and Netflix on a larger screen – more downloads. Remember, these are mixed-use devices now – business and leisure.
Looking at this week’s Morgan Stanley presentation on Internet Trends 2010, we have:
- Each iPhone user has, on average, 47 apps – download them when you want to, without racking up 3G costs
- As Steve Jobs noted, the iPhone is clearly a browsing device, having 28% of the market, but 50+% of the browsing for smartphones
- 3G penetration has hit the 20% inflection point according to Morgan Stanley. That’s a lot of potential 3G roaming costs.
- iPad has one of the fastest penetration rates into the market
- The iPad browsing rate is 3.65x higher than the iPhone. We are already seeing that 14% of our iPhone users are now using an iPad. (They are everywhere in our office).
And as the coolness factor goes up, so does the likelihood that this will be in your organization. Help your mobile employees find lower-cost connectivity. It’s out there.