First Apple-IBM products to roll out next month

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Tech giants Apple and IBM are expected to roll out the first batch of products from their mobile enterprise partnership sometime next month, new report claims.

Apple and IBM had announced in July that they would team up together to sell Apple’s iPads and iPhones backed by IBM’s cloud and analytics services to corporate and government customers.

“We forged a landmark partnership with IBM to provide a new generation of Mobile enterprise applications designed with our products’ legendary ease of use and backed by IBM’s cloud services and data analytics,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said.

“Our partnership aims to redefine the way work gets done, address key industry mobility challenges, and spark true mobile led business change. Developer teams have been working closely to develop the first wave of Mobile First solutions and these solutions will be ready for customers beginning next month, across six sectors: banking, government, insurance, retail, travel and transportation, and telecommunications.”

In an interview with Reuters, chief financial officer Luca Maestri said the duo has signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and apps developed jointly under their recently inked strategic alliance.

The Cupertino recently reported better-than-expected third quarter revenue results, all thanks to the new iPhone launch, which boosted sales to around 39.27 million in the September quarter, with China iPhone6 and iPhone 6 Plus initial sales surpassing the launch of the previous generation iPhone 5S and 5C handsets.