How Apple gained more biz in enterprise space?

Apple CEO Tim Cook today said it has won more than a dozen enterprise customers in the last one month.

These enterprise customers have signed on as foundation clients to transform their companies with iPhone, iPad and IBM MobileFirst solutions.

Miami Dade County, the seventh largest county in the United States by population and American Eagle Outfitters, which operates more than 1,000 retail stores and ships to over 80 countries worldwide, are some of these clients.

IBM is engaged with more than 130 additional companies looking to empower their employees with MobileFirst for iOS solutions and the list keeps growing.

“Our customers are using Apple products to transform education, discover new ideas for business and express their creativity in ways that no one could have imagined when we sold the first iPhone less than eight years ago,” said Tim Cook.

Apple Q1 2015 revenue rose 30 percent to $74.6 billion, while net income grew 38 percent to $18 billion.

Apple iOS 8 for enterprises

Apple Pay

Apple CEO during an analyst meet said about 750 banks and credit unions have signed on to bring Apple Pay to their customers. In three months after launch, Apple Pay makes up more than $2 out of $3 spent on purchases using contactless payment across the three major U.S. card networks.

For Panera Bread, Apple Pay represents nearly 80 percent of their mobile payment transactions, and since the launch of Apple Pay, Whole Foods Market had seen mobile payments increased by more than 400 percent.

USA Technologies made Apple Pay available at about 200,000 places where everyday payments happen, including vending machines and businesses, airports and schools, commercial laundry machines and colleges.

Apple delivered the first 10 MobileFirst for iOS apps in December 2014 for banking, retail, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, governments and airlines.

Apple will be releasing another 12 apps this quarter, including 3 new industries, healthcare, energy and utilities and industrial products. The target is to launch 100 apps in 2015 from the current 22 apps.

Baburajan K
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