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Your probably best of if you crop the photos yourself. Here are the pixel counts that work best for each screen size: iOS devices: display sizes 320×480 pixels : iPhone (1st generation), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (1st–3rd generation) 640×960 pixels : iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (4th generation) 640×1136 pixels : iPhone 5/5s/5c, iPod touch (5th ...


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Apple uses the following hostnames for distributing OTA updates: mesu.apple.com appldnld.apple.com Blocking access to these hostnames should prevent iOS from downloading the updates, resulting in one of the following errors, based on whether the device has knowledge of the update or not before the access is blocked: Software Update Failed: An error ...


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The Apple Configurator was made for this exact reason: easy deployment of iOS devices in large numbers.


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The least expensive way to manage iOS mobile devices is to use the iPhone configuration utility. It is free, runs on Macs and Windows PC and you can email and host the configuration profiles on traditional web and file sharing solutions. I'm amazed it's still called the "iPhone" utility since it long ago became the iOS configuration profile utility. The ...


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You can try the install with iPhone Configuration Utility: http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/featuredarticles/FA_iPhone_Configuration_Utility/Introduction/Introduction.html http://developer.apple.com/library/ios/featuredarticles/FA_Wireless_Enterprise_App_Distribution/FA_Wireless_Enterprise_App_Distribution.pdf


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While Apple puts their iOS Enterprise Deployment documentation in their developer area, it doesn't mean that you need custom software to handle iPhones and iPads. It's all pretty much what I think of as standard sysadmin-type work, so while it does require some knowledge of XML files and scripting, it's fairly well documented. Here are some places to start: ...


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Contact your local Apple Store and ask to speak to one of their Business Consultants (each store has one.) If you are buying bulk quantities of iPods Apple used to offer digital etching of your company logo on the back as well as the ability to preload it with promotional content (e.g. videos), I am not sure if they are doing this with Apps on the iPad but ...


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When I picked up my iPhone 4 at the App store they were able to pre-activate it with the computer there so that I could start using it, but it still wasn't linked to a computer. I was able to download some apps from the app store right away (linking it to my iTunes account). Then when I got home I connected it to my computer and gave it a name and set ...


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I've figured out how to point Apple Configurator at the IPSW that iTunes has downloaded as follows: Then use the dialog with Other... to add each and every IPSW that you've already downloaded. Since ~Library is normally hidden, you may need the go to shortcut to type command-shift-G and then ~/Library/iTunes to get to the filesystem location where iTunes ...


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I am using version 1.3.1 (274) of Apple configurator, the following worked for me: Apple Configurator: Managing iOS device software had the correct location for the IPSW files in my situation. ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.configurator/Data/Library/Caches/com.apple.configurator/Firmware/ I had to create the Firmware folder as it didn't exist yet but it ...


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Yes - both iTunes and the Apple Configurator act as a single download point that can then apply one update over USB to an unlimited number of iOS devices. No - iOS devices do not apply for OTA updates from any update server in an analogous manner to Lion's SUS. It is notable that Mountain Lion is announces to not ship with a SUS and instead have updates ...


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BoxTone EMM does both. Configure device security with dozens of policy controls including encrypt device, disable iCloud, disable camera/wifi/Bluetooth, enforce strong passcodes, etc


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Apple allows end users to remove any MDM profiles that could be seen as Malware if you didn't agree to enroll the device in the first place. Apple ensures pretty well that a company cannot push these settings to any device except ones they strictly own. If you enroll a BYOD iPad into their MDM - you are prompted to agree to enroll the device and you can ...


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With more and more companies deciding to go with iPhones and iPads, enterprise deployment of iOS devices is becoming a new focus Apple. In my mind, it's broken up into two segments. The process Dori outlined is 100% end user driven. You can setup the architecture to have end users navigate to iPCU generated Configuration Profiles via Apache, which will ...


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There are quite a few commercial programs for iOS Mobile Device Management (MDM) (see Vlad's answer for a list of MDM software) The only one that I could find that believe meets all your feature requirements is Soti's MobiControl Along with standard MDM, application and policy management, they provide a Remote Desktop management for mobile devices. ...


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You would do some research on the various MDM solutions that exist and then decide whether you want to hire interns and employees to do the work manually or hire some software to allow one person to automate the parts of device management you care most about. Here's a nice place to start when you face this problem: ...


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it looks like I haven't been the only one wondering about "owning" the license to an app and being able to reassign it. App Store license management. The App Store Volume Purchase Program now offers businesses the ability to assign apps to their users while keeping full ownership and control over app licenses. Companies purchase app licenses through ...


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There are tradeoffs to any choice of Apple ID, but unless your personal Apple ID are tied to an Apple email, you can always re-name the Apple ID and change email, DOB, security questions, etc… For pilot projects on iOS where the budget for apps is less than $1000, I usually recommend a personal account option when you don't have someone in the organization ...


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I recently went through a similar proof of concept corporate iPad deployment and had the same questions walking in. The direction we went might not be the best solution, but it worked for us and maybe it will give you a hand with your deployment. Know your Audience Early in our deployment it became glaringly obvious that this would have to be a simple ...


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You don't even need a MDM solution to set profiles that restrict bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The Apple Configurator can create these profiles and you can email them, post them through dropbox, upload them to a website, etc.... iOS will see those files and install them pretty much without hassle whether you use MDM to get them out or any other means that's ...


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Having an MDM doesn't change the permissions and app deletion behavior on iOS so it only facilitates getting a redemption code onto the device. What really matters is who signed the app. If the app is signed from Apple - then it doesn't matter if it came from iTunes, iCloud restore, MDM or Apple's app store. A user can either delete all apps or no apps ...


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If all you care about is enrollment - you should be fine. OTA supervision isn't yet being provided according to all the information I've seen as of late October 2013. There is great confusion out there as Apple did promote the idea that OTA Supervision was coming with iOS 7. That feature was dropped from the public list of features about a week before ...


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Your ideal deployment scenario depends heavily on a few factors: Budget for App purchase and volume of apps that will be installed. Backup solution you choose for each Mac and whether that will facilitate moving apps when a computer is reassigned or hinder that movement. Whether all the computers will have an identical (or very simiar) app allocation or ...


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Apple is a little like Switzerland in this because it's giving the corporation deep control over your personal device. It also gives you very granular details on what any specific Device Enrollment Challenge will do on your device. (You get an overview of the capabilities before you opt in to trusting the enrollment - but you get the details once the profile ...


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Mobile Device Management software can be installed by a company and is often part of an arrangement to allow work-related information on the device (such as work email or applications). They are specifically designed to prevent someone to remove the policy - once the device comes back online, typically the policy will reattach itself and/or you will receive ...


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Pretty much any MDM can enable / monitor gatekeeper status. If you want inexpensive, you can use Server.app for $20 and go up from there. Apple Remote Desktop also lets you automate things. Heck, you could set up ssh keys and use that to run spctl by script. spctl --status The manual page shows you how to enable and disable gatekeeper with spctl as well ...


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Yes. You'll want to look at caching server on OS X to avoid downloading 100 copies of the software image and either ground control or Apple Configurator 2. Both can be highly automated and scripted and will re-enroll the devices into your MDM once the job is done.


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The DEP program as well as iOS security design out of the box will likely foil your attempts to enroll a device using networks where you need to install custom CA/certificates. iOS does not automate silent installation of trust certificates without being enrolled in MDM or supervised. You would be preventing this initial enrollment unless you have what ...


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You can cache AD credentials by creating a "mobile account" on each machine. From Directory Utility > Active Directory > open disclosure triangle > User Experience > Create mobile account at login. Although, I will warn you, I have had some permissions issues when 'creating a mobile account' after the home folder/user has already been created.



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