In a bid to woo enterprise customers, Apple is now pushing for integration of Cisco’s Spark business collaboration service with iPhones. Apple chief Tim Cook says that the iOS devices will work better on Cisco technologies than any other mobile platform. Apple is looking to leverage Cisco technologies to offer better VoIP services, mainly targeted at business users. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
“With iOS 10, we are making it easier to make and receive voice and video calls over IP (Internet Protocol). Now, Cisco Spark will integrate with iPhone for first-class calling experience. It’s a seamless integration,” Cook said in a video message at the Cisco Live Conference in Las Vegas. Cisco had forged a strategic partnership with Apple last year, under which it optimized its network for iOS devices and apps. It also included integrating iPhones with its solutions and providing collaboration capabilities on iPhone. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
“Together with Cisco, we believe that we can take the work experience to the next level by ensuring that iPhones and iPads work together with Cisco technologies,” Cook said. Apple has been working closely with Cisco teams to help create a seamless experience of Cisco software and network on iOS gadgets. The iOS integration with Spark will give users access to contacts, ‘recents’, and favorites. Users will also be able to answer calls directly from the lock screen.