AppleInsider reports that the U.S. Department of Defense has announced that it will be granting security clearance to iOS devices for use on the Pentagonís secure network sometime next week, which, aside from being great news for Apple and for Pentagon staff is also bad news for BlackBerry, which until now had the lionís share of military contracts. Speaking to Bloomberg, the Pentagonís Defense Information Systems Agency spokeswoman Alana Johnson said that once approved next week, government-issue devices running iOS 6 would be allowed access to top security military networks. However, they will not instantly be available for use on the network, as Johnson said that the Pentagon will first have to build a mobile device management system suitable for the iOS devices. This move to clear Apple devices for Pentagon use was first reported on a couple of weeks back, just a few days before Samsungís Knox-compatible devices and BlackBerry 10-enabled devices were granted access to DoD systems.
Source: Apple's iPhone, iPad to be granted Pentagon security clearance next week