Mixed news for Apple fans highlights importance of MDM

Mixed news for Apple fans highlights importance of MDM

Despite the fact that Apple appears to be loosening its grip on the crown for having the most desirable tablet device in the face of increased pressure and competition from Google's Android, it appears that there is still some comfort for iPhone users.

According to new research, users of Apple's flagship smartphone device are around 46 per cent less likely to require a replacement device, meaning that in terms of repairs or malfunctions, the iPhone appears to last longer than its rivals.

However, that is arguably where the positivity ends for Apple fans, as the same piece of research, which was conducted by ProtectCELL, also found that iPhone users are 11 per cent less likely to report their device broken or damaged when compared to other smartphone users.

Another worrying finding from the research was the fact that iPhone users were 65 per cent more likely to request a replacement device due to losing the original.

With businesses becoming increasingly mobile, there this statistic has perhaps made for uncomfortable reading, especially when data loss is seen as one of the main drawbacks of approaches such as bring-your-own-device (BYOD).

If a device contains sensitive company data, then it is vital that it is protected in the event of loss or theft with a strong mobile device management (MDM) policy.

Security of data has become something of a hot topic recently, mainly due to a number of high-profile breaches on both sides of the Atlantic.

Such developments have made an increasing number of businesses more cautious about the implementation of BYOD, which can make them less willing to appreciate the benefits that such a policy can bring.

iPhone users are by no means alone either, as the report also suggests that there is an increasing need for similar protection plans for tablet devices too, as users were nearly 90 per cent more likely to seek a replacement than in 2012.