Apple iOS

iOS is Apple's wildly successful mobile platform. iOS has a significant presence on campus in the form of iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. The platform performs basic tasks very well and has a very robust app store that meets many specific needs. 

iOS 7 announcement at 2013 WWDC

Apple's announced iOS 7 at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference on Jun 10, 2013. iOS 7 is expected for release in fall 2013.


Current iOS devices obey the University's required Exchange ActiveSync security policies and remote wipe commands. iOS devices, starting with the iPhone 3GS, have supported device encryption. However, this encryption has been circumvented numerous times in the past few years via various publicly known exploits. ISC considers this encryption to be a nice feature, but insufficient to protect truly sensitive information.

ISC mail

iOS devices are ActiveSync capable. Email, contact syncing, and calendaring are present and work with most common features via Exchange ActiveSync. Folders are browsable, and conversations can be grouped by threads.


XpressConnect, via AirPennNet-Help, works well with iOS.

PennNet Phone voicemail attachments

iOS devices can play back VoIP voicemail received on the device via email, however, email is played back via the device's internal speaker and not the earpiece.

Documentation links

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Date Posted: June 6, 2013 Tags: Mobile, Operating Systems, Apple

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