This is a very good news for Apple as well as the Apple fans, especially the iPhone and iPad enthusiasts. This news is as much of a thrill as much as when the Australian airline Qantas had previously announced its dropping BlackBerry in favor of Apple’s iPhone for business. Now Qantas leaps even ahead by announcing that it would be rolling out iPads to passengers to compliment a new in-flight entertainment streaming service. The decision by the Australian airline Qantas came after a employee survey conducted by it, the results indicating that airline staffers prefer Apple’s smartphone offering over any other. As told to The Sydney Morning Herald, CIO Paul Jones stated that iPhone has an user-friendly interface which makes it simple access to emails, contacts and calendars. This meets with all the Qantas’ security requirements.
However, under the airline’s bring-your-own-device policy, staff members can also carry Android devices. Qantas believes that its move to choosing Apple’s iPhone and iPad will help it in replacing costly paper in the cockpit. As such, Qantas will be doling 2,200 iPads to pilots instead of printed charts and manuals, enhancing their pattern of communication. It is estimated that it would save the airline about $1.5 million annually, by going the iPhone and iPad way. Qantas spokesperson has elaborated that the airline’s decision for making a transition from the BlackBerry to the iPhone would result in generating significant cost savings, and is part of Qantas’ broader mobility strategy. The airline also desires to endorse its QStreaming service this year, wherein in-flight entertainment would be streamed directly to iPads in every seat. QStreaming is said to be available free of charge to all our passengers across the B767 fleet.
In my opinion, Apple’s iPhones and iPads have certainly brought a sense of dominance in the company, for it to operate in the competitive world of mobiles and Tablets.