BlackBerry 10 and Samsung Devices Receive DoD Approval Ahead of iOS

BlackBerry 10 and Samsung Devices Receive DoD Approval Ahead of iOS

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As expected, the Department of Defense has approved BlackBerry 10 devices and Samsung devices running Samsung Knox; however, Apple devices running iOS 6 have yet to receive approval, reports The Verge.

While its disappointing that BlackBerry and Samsung received approval ahead of Apple. A DoD spokesperson did confirm that the department is also looking at other operating systems and could approve iOS within a few weeks.

We've been informed by a Defense Department spokesperson that several other mobile devices and operating systems are also being reviewed for possible use. As for iOS, the Defense Information Systems Agency has a few outstanding questions about the operating system. It's expected that iOS 6 will join BlackBerry 10 and Samsung Knox in being approved sometime in the next two weeks.

If iOS received approval it would allow military agencies to use the iPhone and iPad for non-classified communications.

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BlackBerry 10 and Samsung Devices Receive DoD Approval Ahead of iOS

European ;-) - May 6, 2013 at 8:15am
It's good to see that America trusts more to Koreans and Canadians than US companies. Wow what a great department of defence.... :D
Lisa - May 10, 2013 at 2:48pm
Just because it is American doesn't make it the best. Apple has not been as secure as Blackberry and that is why it has always had a harder time getting approved. The main reason it is being pushed through is people like Apple and it's American certainly not because it is a more secure product. But is all that matters to your national security is if you buy American, then why not just hand over all your information to the Chinesse hackers.
dannyboy - May 4, 2013 at 2:23am
better attack ads from Samsung than all kinds of cyber attacks thanks to lousy programmers from Cupertino
Jedediah Johnson - May 4, 2013 at 4:36am
What OS on a daily basis has more reports of cyber attacks and malware? Oh ya! It's android!! Just like windows! It's no good! Have fun in your delusional fairytale land and your mothers basement!!
dannyboy - May 4, 2013 at 10:07am
and you have fun with 10 step verification "feature" dumbass living forever in daddys garage wonderland. Just because Android an Windows reports vulnerabilities and iOS not does not mean there are less of them
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