Pentagon employees may soon start using Apple mobile devices, like iPads, on the U.S. Defense Department's secure network.s and
The department expects to clear the devices for use on its network early next week, Bloomberg reported Friday.
It's a space that's, but with other smartphone brands gaining popularity, the federal government is considering other options. Those options include Samsung, which officials .
Approval means employees using government-issued iOS 6 devices can access military networks after the department builds a mobile-device management system to secure the phones and tablets.
Earlier this month, the Commerce Department certified iOS 6 for protecting sensitive data.
All the latest Apple news, featuring developments on the iPhone, iPad, Macbooks, OS X and much more.
Mar 27How to force install final iOS 10.3 for beta participants
Mar 26Is Dell claiming it's better than all that Apple magic?
Mar 25The 3 best ways to protect your iCloud account
Mar 244-year-old gets Siri to help save mom's life