The Pentagon might be getting into the iOS in a big way. According to an unconfirmed report, it is going to be purchasing over half a million mobile devices from Apple.
[click to view image]This will allegedly include 120,000 full-size iPads and 100,000 iPad minis. The rest will be 210,000 iPhones and 200,000 iPod touches.
The report from Electronista says that these will be purchased after the sequester is over. One of its sources indicated that "more than half are headed to the battlefield, afloat, and to associated support commands. Most of the rest will stay [at the Pentagon]."
The Department of Defense recently announced its Commercial Mobile Device Implementation Plan, which will open up the DoD's networks to a wider range of tablets and smartphones. Previously, the most commonly-used smartphone was a BlackBerry, but that's expected to change.