Apple Devices in Manufacturing and Retail

Theresa Longley

Apple in Manufacturing

With the adoption of Industry 4.0 taking over manufacturing, facilities must be able to keep all employees—from OT to IT—up to date on new procedures, additional safety practices, and improved operational efficiencies. By putting mobile technology—and real-time information—in the hands of those that keep the factories operational, your employees will have access to the most up-to-date procedures, remote expertise, critical backend systems, and mechanisms that allow users to communicate and pivot quickly on the floor.

The Apple platform provides everything a mobile factory worker needs—from great cameras and microphones to accurate GPS and motion sensors, to optimal security, manageability, and expandability. Organizations can streamline work tasks by automatically pulling GPS data, collecting video or audio data, or using machine learning and augmented reality to support performance, management, and diagnostics on the factory floor.

Apple in Retail

Gone are the days of proprietary, single-function POS systems purchased from—and serviced by—a single entity. With digital avenues driving less traffic to brick-and-mortar establishments, retailers must find ways to improve employee engagement and differentiate the customer buying experience. 

Apple’s mobile platform is a perfect fit for the retail industry. Retail professionals are highly mobile; Apple’s platform is built for a mobile work environment. iPhones and iPads are designed to be powerful, engaging, and simple to use. They allow retail organizations to access critical information with just a tap. This is just one of the reasons why Apple’s platform is being adopted in retail.

When employees can deliver a great customer experience by leveraging real-time access to information, other benefits often quickly follow—including increased employee satisfaction and productivity.

As individuals and employees, we’ve made the transition to mobile. Now is the time to make sure your organization can keep up and Connection is here to help. Connection has been a partner with Apple for more than 35 years. Our team is here to help manufacturing and retail organizations implement mobile solutions on Apple’s platform. Reach out to your Apple team today to get started on mobile technologies to drive new levels of productivity.

Theresa is a Product Line Director at Connection with over 20 years of experience in selling and managing Apple products and services. During her time at Connection, she has overseen the transition from a traditional Mac catalog reseller to a Mobility Solutions Provider and strategic Apple Corporate Reseller. In her free time, Theresa enjoys watching her son’s football and baseball games.