HP is now selling Apple devices through its Device as a Service (DaaS) program.
iPhone, iPad, and Mac devices join the existing catalog of Android and Windows options available to enterprise customers.
Many moons ago, HP teamed up with Apple to sell the iPod. It carried HP’s logo, and it was one of the few times Steve Jobs allowed another company to license an Apple product. This isn’t a rebirth of that partnership, however.
HP sells iPhone, iPad and Mac
The Apple devices offered by HP today are regular Apple devices, free from HP branding. They are offered under the DaaS program, which provides enterprise customers with a one-stop solution for hardware and device management.
“Our customers are seeking new ways to better manage the expansion of device types and operating systems across their workforce,” explains Bill Avey, global head and general manager of Personal Systems Services at HP.
“With the launch of DaaS for Apple, HP is offering the leading multi-OS device management solution and raising the bar on service delivery.”
DaaS is designed to free up IT resources in your business by leaving the hard work to HP. Alongside all the hardware you need, it offers a wide range of services including analytics and device management, end-user support, monitoring, accidental damage cover, and more.
You can choose from a wide-range of Apple devices and accessories, and additional Apple products are available upon request. HP offers next-day onsite exchange for iOS devices, and next-day onsite exchange or repair for macOS machines.
Apple devices are only available to DaaS subscribers in the United States for now, but HP plans to expand their reach to other markets throughout the year.
HP adds virtual reality
HP has also expanded its DaaS lineup to include virtual reality devices. This includes HP’s own Windows Mixed Reality headset, and the Z4 Workstation, which offers ample power for VR applications.