iPhone 11/11 Pro – Should Your Company Upgrade?

The rolling cycle of new models from every device manufacturer often leads to confusion in the marketplace with businesses choosing to upgrade at the wrong time or missing out on essential features by not upgrading at all.

The iPhone 11 launch has brought with it all the usual questions – is it better than the last model, is it better than another manufacturer’s device, can it do this or that…and many will choose not to look into the specs too deeply.

But it’s a simple question – should your enterprise upgrade?

The Benefits of iPhone 11

One of the major benefits of any iPhone is the deep integration with Apple services including iCloud. While apps are available for Android devices to access most of these services, they are baked into the iPhone.

Similarly, adherence to design standards is important with iPhone apps. This means that if you can work one iPhone app, you can work them all. Not so with Android apps, as although there are many guidelines in place, developers often choose not to follow them, and it can be tricky to figure out how to access certain features.

The iPhone 11 is, as expected, a higher specification than previous models, and runs the latest version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 13.

The iPhone 11 Pro and Enterprise Mobility

One of the key factors for enterprise mobility is ease of use for the end-user, which makes the iPhone a great choice no matter which iteration is chosen. The iPhone 11 Pro and the Pro Max have screen measuring 5.8 and 6.5 inches respectively making both a great choice for working on. The larger Max screen isn’t just scaled up – it features a higher resolution too, so content remains clear.

One of the most talked about features of the iPhone 11 is the inclusion of multiple professional grade cameras. If your business is reliant on high quality photographic images, this may be a selling point, but if the device is to be used as a simple portal to documents and information, the benefits may be negligible.

iOS 13 is a major part of the reason for choosing the iPhone 11 for enterprise mobility. It comes with increased and enhanced security and allows the separation or home and work profiles, making it ideal for use within BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) scenarios. (1)

With additional business management capabilities including Apple IDs specifically for enterprise purposes, an iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13 may be the perfect choice for your business.

The iPhone 11 Pro in Your Enterprise

iOS 13 is significantly different behind the scenes with multiple new configuration options for use in an enterprise environment. Even with experience of previous versions of iOS it may be tricky for you to be certain your devices are configured correctly.

The best course of action is to consult with an experienced Mobility Lifecycle Management (MLM) company to discover the best way of managing your existing mobile devices and incorporating iOS 13 into the mix. This is even appropriate for businesses with users who may benefit from learning more about the intricacies of the new iPhone.

All in all, the iPhone 11 Pro is a great upgrade for any enterprise but using an MLM company will help you get the best from it.


  1. https://developer.apple.com/news/?id=06032019j