Pentagon OKs Apple Devices for Military Networks

IPhoneApple has received approval from the Defense Department for its devices to operate on military networks, Bloomberg reports.

Nick Taborek and Tony Capaccio write the Pentagon cleared Samsung devices and Blackberry 10 smartphones May 2.

A Defense Information Systems Agency representative said last week the clearance would happen soon for the iOS 6 devices and Apple will compete with Samsung and Blackberry for military sales.

The Pentagon currently owns more than 600,000 mobile devices, including 470,000 Blackberrys, 41,000 Apple products and 8,700 Android phones.

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