What every company should consider when evaluating this year’s most anticipated Apple enterprise feature

We’ve heard this question from our customers for years. Is there a way to stop users from updating their iOS devices? But until Apple recently announced the availability of deferred updates for iOS 11.3 (Beta) supervised devices, it hasn’t been possible. Now that the day is finally here, one question organizations should consider is, “should we delay an iOS update?”

On the one hand, we want to make sure that users are having the best possible experience they can on their device, which means they need the latest features Apple delivers in new releases of iOS. And people DO update their devices. As of January 18, 2018, 65% of iOS devices were running iOS 11,* and more than 50% of users upgraded to iOS 11 within the first three weeks after launch.** End users benefit from the latest consumer advancements, known bugs and security exploits are addressed, and the enterprise is able to deploy the newest EMM features. A win-win right? More on that later...

Russ Mohr

Director, N. American Carrier and Channel Sales Engineering at MobileIron

About the author

Russell Mohr is a 20 year veteran of the tech industry. Before joining MobileIron in 2012,  he worked extensively in sales, business development, product marketing, and engineering for companies including Lucent  Technologies and Blackberry. In his current role as a technical director of our channel and carrier team,, Russell helps customers solve challenges and devise strategies using MobileIron’s best in breed EMM and IoT solutions. He is a regular speaker at MobileIron and partner events and frequently publishes blogs, white papers, and podcasts. 

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