Buyers’ Guide: iPhone for business

Using iPhone in business is nothing new. In fact, Apple’s iOS accounted for 66% of enterprise device activations for the third quarter of 2015. That’s compared to 31% Android, and just 2% Windows Phone.*

So clearly uptake is on the rise among business users. But with a range of different handsets available, and with the new iPhone SE joining the lineup as of Spring 2016, the question isn’t whether your business should go for iPhone, or whether to upgrade from older iPhone models, but just which model should you plump for?

Each iPhone comes with the same inherent benefits that make them attractive to enterprise – a secure iOS platform, built-in and third party apps for business, integration into the Apple ecosystem and your business systems, and fast, smooth deployment – but a few subtle differences between the hardware and internal architecture could sway your decision on which iPhone is right for your business. Below, we take a look at the current crop of iPhone models, including iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and iPhone SE. As always though, don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of the team for advice on iPhone in business, and the deployment services we can offer.

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Ideal for: Businesses who want the fastest phone, with the best connectivity

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are the latest additions to the iPhone stable, and add quite a few features and improvements worth noting, including a lighter, tougher build. Philip Schiller, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, summed up the new models as “the most advanced iPhones ever, with 7000 series aluminum, ion-strengthened glass, the new 64-bit A9 chip, 12-megapixel iSight and 5-megapixel FaceTime HD cameras, faster Touch ID, LTE and WiFi.”

The 3D Touch feature, only available on iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, senses pressure to enable new gestures like Peek and Pop, which lets you dip in and out of content like attachments without losing your place, and Quick Actions give you shortcuts to the things you do most – a handy boost for anyone who is constantly pinging off emails to the same people, for example.

It uses Apple’s third-generation 64-bit A9 chip, giving 70% faster CPU and 90% faster GPU performance than the A8 chip in the previous generation of iPhone and, in conjunction with iOS 9, will give you longer overall battery life. You can also enjoy advanced wireless technologies including faster WiFi and LTE Advanced, with support for up to 23 LTE bands – the most in any smartphone – for those international business jaunts.

As with the iPhone 6 before it, Apple have given the option of two different sizes for the 6s – the 4.7″ iPhone 6s, and the 5.5″ iPhone 6s Plus. Aside from the size of the screen and the resolution, the feature set is identical between the two, so which size you opt for depends very much on what kind of user you are. If you type a lot of emails and notes, and prefer to see content in a little more detail, then go for the 6s Plus; if you’d prefer something slightly more pocket-sized, it’s the 6s for you. This iteration of iPhone are also the only ones that are available in gold, and the new, fancy rose gold colours, should that sway your decision.

iPhone 6s Plus

– 5.5″ (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen next-generation Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology and Taptic Engine.

– 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi with 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.

– Available in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

Prices start from £515.50 ex VAT at Jigsaw24.

iPhone 6s

– 4.7″(diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen next-generation Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology and Taptic Engine.

– 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities.

– Available in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

Prices start from £439 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Ideal for: Those who want the latest design, but don’t need all the extras

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If the new advancements in iPhone 6s mentioned above like 3D Touch, A9 chip and an improved camera don’t exactly get you going, it could be worth looking at iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, launched in late 2014. Design-wise, you would be very hard-pushed to spot the difference – unless you’re looking at a gold or rose gold version – as iPhone 6 uses exactly the same sleek, machined aluminium design, featuring the Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.

You still get an A8 chip with 64‑bit architecture and M8 motion coprocessor, which makes your iOS user experience smooth and speedy, plus an 8MP camera on the back, which is more than enough for taking quality snaps while on the move. Crucially, iPhone 6 is slightly cheaper, starting from £382 ex VAT for a 16GB handset, if the price of the iPhone 6s just nudges its way out of your budget.

iPhone 6 Plus

– 5.5″ (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.

– 1920×1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi with 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

– Available in silver and space grey.

Prices start from £449 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

iPhone 6

– 4.7″ (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology.

– 1334×750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with 1400:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

– Available in silver and space grey.

Prices start from £382 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

iPhone SE

Ideal for: Businesses who want to move to iOS for the first time

iPhone SE at Jigsaw24
If having the hardware design of the iPhone 6 and 6s doesn’t bother you too much, a good – and ultimately more affordable – bet would be Apple’s new 4″ iPhone SE. Apple are positioning this as both an option for those users who prefer a smaller phone, and who want a more entry-level option. The small size and price tag doesn’t mean it skimps on features and specs though, matching up to iPhone 6 in most departments, but being more akin to the old iPhone 5 in design.

They’re calling it the most powerful 4″ phone ever, with a 64-bit A9 chip that’s great for graphics- and processor-intensive apps, and their most advanced camera system – 12MP iSight, Focus Pixels, True Tone flash, Live Photos and 4K video capture, plus a front-facing cam with Retina flash to help you get the perfect selfie. Hey Siri, Touch ID and Apple Pay are all present and correct too, with battery improvements and speedy LTE and WiFi.

iPhone SE

– 4″ (diagonal) LED‑backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display.

– 1136×640-pixel resolution at 326 ppi with 800:1 contrast ratio (typical).

– Available in 16GB and 64GB capacities.

– Available in gold, silver, space grey and rose gold.

– Prices start from £439 ex VAT on Jigsaw24.

 

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*Source: Good Technology Mobility Index Report

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