USA Department of DefenseThe U.S. Defense Department is going to buy about 650,000 iOS-devices from Apple. Acquired smartphones and tablets will store sensitive information, because of what equipment will be substantially modified. Thus, the value of the products may increase several times.

Electronista found that the U.S. Department of Defense make an order for the purchase of hardware from Apple. Organization is going to buy about 650,000 iOS-devices. Such a decision, the military came after long testing, in which in particular have dropped BlackBerry device 10 (they are rejected for economic reasons).

The Ministry of Defence is going to buy 120,000 iPad, 100,000 iPad mini, iPod touch 200,000 and 210,000 iPhone. In this paper, not told what model will be redeemed. For your new device, do not say it, but says Electronista, more than half will go directly to the field or in the fleet and the pockets of a staff manual. A huge number of vehicles will also be sent to the Pentagon. ”

Insiders claim that the iOS-devices will have to replace almost all of the old BlackBerry-devices, which are now no longer compatible with the new operating system, BlackBerry 10. The Ministry of Defence claims that employees are used every day around 470,000 BlackBerry-smartphone, none of which no BlackBerry 10.

The Ministry of Defence said that in general in the service of the military in the next three years will be 8 million smartphones, most of which will be used to store and transmit sensitive information. These devices will also be subjected to major modifications to guarantee data security. These upgrades can increase the cost of devices in 4 times. In 2012, the U.S. government has spent on information technology at $ 80 billion