Evolve or perish: Apple shows the way


"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."--Charles Darwin.

That quotation, written more than a century ago about the natural environment, is no less true today about the technology environment. One of the U.S. tech giants that has taken Darwin's philosophy to heart is Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).

Counted out of the PC market in the early 1990s, Apple came back to dominate the high-end PC market with its iMac. In the early years of this century, the company has dominated the consumer digital music, smartphone and tablet markets with its iPod, iPhone and iPad.

Now, Apple is going full bore after the enterprise market. With the launch of its business-friendly iOS 6 and iPhone 5, Apple is poised to expand rapidly in the corporate market.

FierceMobileIT's Associate Editor Emily Poe has developed an informative timeline tracking how the iPhone and iPad have evolved for the enterprise. It tracks the first generation of iPhones through the latest iPhone 5, with deep dives into the introduction of the iPad, FaceTime for business video conferencing, Passbook mobile wallet and Apple Maps, to highlight a few topics.

If you don't want to go the way of the dinosaur, check out this FierceMobileIT feature to understand the evolving enterprise mobility market. - Fred

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