U.S. DoD to purchase 650,000 iOS devices at sequester’s end, sources say

Electronista has discovered that the mobile device testing program currently underway at the Department of Defense has produced a pending purchase order for Apple hardware,” Electronista reports. “Following completion of the first phases of the project, as well as a few other initiatives coming to fruition, the Department of Defense will be ordering just over 650,000 iOS devices from the Cupertino manufacturer following conclusion of the sequester.”

“Previous reports had revealed that the testing program had cut out BlackBerry 10 devices in an effort to save money,” Electronista reports. “While the testing program is still underway, our well-placed sources familiar with the matter have told us that ‘some of the needs can’t wait’ and as soon as the sequester was over, the order would be placed.””

Electronista reports, “We were told that the breakdown was 120,000 iPads, 100,000 iPad minis, 200,000 iPod touches, and the remaining 210,000 filled by various iPhones.”

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