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NYPD Officers Finally Get iPhone 7 And iPhone 7 Plus, Ditching Strong Fleet Of 36,000 Windows Phones

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You may remember that the NYPD announced last year that it would be ditching its existing 36,000 strong fleet of Windows Phones and replacing them with Apple’s iPhone, and it would seem that the force is doing exactly that.

According to a report by the New York Daily News, the iPhone has been finding its way into the hands of officers since Christmas.

 

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The report says that officers are being given the option of either an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus when handing in their existing Windows Phones, and amazingly the move costs absolutely nothing to the NYPD, with the upgrades being classed as exactly that by carrier AT&T which has the contract to provide cellular devices to the force.

 

Unsurprisingly, the move is going down well with the rank and file, with around 600 iPhones being handed out each day.

“I truly feel like it’s the ultimate tool to have as a patrol cop,” said Police Officer Christopher Clampitt. “We get to the location a lot quicker,” he said. “By the time the dispatcher puts out the job (on the radio) we’re already there.”

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Before the move to iPhones, users were stuck with Nokia’s Lumia 830 and Lumia 640 XL, released in October 2014 and March 2015 respectively, both of which were running Windows Phone 8.1.

With new iPhones and iOS 11, officers now have much more modern phones and operating systems with which to go about their business. The move comes in the midst of a $160 million initiative to put a smartphone in the hand over every police office and a tablet in every patrol car – something that was first announced back in October 2014 and continues to this day.

 

Redmondpie.com

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luisam

I doubt that best option for NYPD officers are iPhones. Fot the price of 1 iPhone 7 you can get about 6 -7 Samsung or LG smartphones of the same genertion with 100% functionality for "their business". 

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BioHazard
2 hours ago, luisam said:

I doubt that best option for NYPD officers are iPhones. Fot the price of 1 iPhone 7 you can get about 6 -7 Samsung or LG smartphones of the same genertion with 100% functionality for "their business". 

amazingly the move costs absolutely nothing to the NYPD, with the upgrades being classed as exactly that by carrier AT&T which has the contract to provide cellular devices to the force.

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bubbada

lol, lets see if they bust their phones just as easily too.:P

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