It has been an exciting week for iPhone and iPad users! With the launch announcement of the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, it’s important to understand what this means for your business. Remember our recommendation to hold off on the Lion update when it came out in July? Well, we have the same cautionary advice for iOS 5, as there’s going to be a number of compatibility issues that need to be addressed by the software developers of iOS applications. This list includes Apple, as they are also going to need to release some updates (i.e., to iTunes and iCloud). This process could take weeks (sometimes months) and is dependent on how drastic of a change iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S are to the business world.
In a nutshell, here’s our best advice on next steps:
As a quick reference, here is the iOS 5 compatibility status of a few apps we know most of our business users have on their iOS devices…
Please stay tuned in the coming weeks for more information as well as any relevant updates![Update Tuesday; October 11, 2011: Added details regarding the status of apps we know most of our business clients use on their iOS devices.]