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Apple acquires a Fleetsmith- the Mobile Device Management startup

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Apple has acquired Fleetsmith, a Mobile Device Management startup. The amount paid by Apple for the acquisition is not disclosed yet. This new mount is expected to enhance iPhone, iPad, and Mac enterprise features.

Fleetsmith released a statement expressing their thrill to join Apple. "We started Fleetsmith to balance the management and security needs of IT with the experience users love about Mac, iPad, and iPhone," said Zack Blum, CEO and Co-Founder, Fleetsmith.

"Our shared values of putting the customer at the center of everything we do without sacrificing privacy and security, means we can truly meet our mission, delivering Fleetsmith to businesses and institutions of all sizes, around the world," he added.

Apple is conducting the WWDC 2020 developer conference online for the first time. On day one, the company showcased multiple new features and the software upgrades for all its products.

iOS 14 too was introduced at the conference. The new operating system for iPhones will carry some much-awaited features that were made famous by Android. Few of the features include the ability to use an app-drawer like App Library, data-rich widgets, a car unlocking mechanism and much more.

Apple also introduced the new macOS, Big Sur. This OS gets a visual overhaul with greater transparency in menu shades and a new dock with a different set of icons.

Meanwhile, Apple also announced that they will now be manufacturing Macs with their own chipsets. Initially, the company will not ditch Intel chips completely, but is expected to gradually phase them out.

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