AppleInsider reports today that Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook said during Tuesday evening's quarterly earnings conference call that over 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies are using the iPhone, and approximately 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies are either using or testing the iPad.
AppleInsider poses the question, what are these companies using the iPad for? Apparently the Apple execs weren't giving too many clues, but really we only have to glance back at the news stories that have appeared in the last few months to find the answer, with the likes of Wells Fargo, to name just one, announcing that it was using iPads to demo products at its invester conferences.
AppleInsider says that Wells Fargo made the decision to use iPads within just two weeks, in contrast to the iPhone, which it mulled over using for two years before making the final decision. Wells Fargo initially bought just 15 iPads, but now says that it has invested in considerably more.
Mercedes-Benz and SAP are just two more of many Fortune 100 companies to recently announce that they were using iPads in their businesses, with SAP even developing its own app to enable managers to approve order shipping.