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Apple Moving iPhone Production to U.S.? Top Mobile News this Week

  • Blakely Thomas-Aguilar By

VMware AirWatch 9.0 general availability, Windows 10 gets another update, IoT at home and more top mobile news headlines for you.

Rumor has it: Could Apple iPhone production move to the U.S.?

A gaggle of rumors abounded this week about iPhone assemblers Foxconn and Pegatron potentially, maybe, possibly bring production of Apple’s popular smartphone to the U.S. While Apple declined comment, we’ll definitely watch this rumor closely. Read more on CNBC.

Get it while it’s hot: VMware AirWatch 9.0 GA’d.

After many oohs and ahhs at Connect Atlanta last month, VMware announced that AirWatch 9.0 is officially generally available this week. Features that have analysts and reporters buzzing include unified endpoint management for Windows 10 devices, wearables management support, new mobile app management capabilities and more. Get all the details here.

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Speaking of Windows 10…

This week, Microsoft released another preview of the game-changing new operating system (OS), this one ahead of its anticipated Windows 10 Creator Updates, slated for early next year. Learn more here on Venture Beat.

“Alexa, make me comfortable.”

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all around is—but most of us don’t realize that’s actually what we’re buying. GeekWire explores how consumers aren’t thinking about speeds, feeds and product features. Instead, buyers want connected devices at that make them “comfortable” without thinking about the how. Read this interesting perspective on consumer IoT trends and hurdles here.

Sneak peek behind the EMM curtain.

Watch this great video interview with AirWatch user interface (UI)  pro Mandy Cornwell to get an insider’s look at why your EMM console looks, acts and does what it does.

“The ultimate goal is to create a really positive experience for the customer from when they start using the product to the end.”
—Mandy Cornwell, UX Manager, VMware AirWatch

Augmented reality for windshield repair?

Safelite AutoGlass certainly thinks so. The windshield repair company talked to the AirWatch Blog team about mobile devices in the field, app enablement and how wearables could be next on their mobility list. Read their story here.

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Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely Thomas-Aguilar

Blakely is a brand journalist for VMware AirWatch by day, sci-fi/fantasy book-aholic (and mom of 3!) by night.

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