iOS management is convoluted and confusing. Apple’s fan boy mantra, “it just works” is actually the antithesis of my experience. It isn’t all thorns in my side; there are some useful features Apple’s provided, especially in Profile Manager.
In this post I will explain my understanding of each management tool and how I tried to implement them. I offer concluding information on their resulting successes and failures. Furthermore, I ask Apple for a better solution; one integrated solution. I welcome your feedback, comments, and critiques. Did I miss something? Additionally, share your own successes and failures.
This article was originally published on the now defunct MacLearning.org. The original is accessible through the Internet Archive: http://web.archive.org/web/20130927085619/http://maclearning.org/articles/83/i-os-management-confused
- iOS 5,
- Profile Manager,
- Apple Configurator,
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ryaningersoll/2/