- Apple's upcoming iOS 9.3, currently in beta, includes a number of features that will allow a company to exert more control over employees' devices.
- Some of the new features include the ability to control home screen layouts, to blacklist or whitelist apps and to maintain notification settings, according to eWEEk.
- Companies can customize the settings of the employee's devices depending on the industry, such as settings for education users that can create more interactive ways to learn.
According to a story by Apple Insider, another change reportedly included with iOS 9.3 will allow enterprises to lock the layout of a device's home screen so apps cannot be rearranged, such as moving applications onto a different page or into a new folder.
Though Apple's products are often geared to general consumer, enterprises and other organizations use the technology to help create a more mobile and interactive work environment. Now with the new operating system, organizations can adjust some of the bells and whistles that come standard with Apple's technology.
The news of Apple’s enhancements to its operating system comes as the company clashes with the FBI over its refusal to help crack an iPhone used by a terrorist. Earlier this week, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discussed the Apple/FBI debate as she addressed attendees at the RSA Conference 2016 in San Francisco.
“Our access to devices needs to be limited and formal,” she said. “The goal is not to rummage around and hope we find something.”