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April 2012


iOS 5, apple, iPads, Profile Manager, Apple Configurator, iTunes


iOS management is convoluted and confusing. Apple’s fan boy mantra, “it just works” is actually the antithesis of my experience. It isn’t all thorns in my side; there are some useful features Apple’s provided, especially in Profile Manager.

In this post I will explain my understanding of each management tool and how I tried to implement them. I offer concluding information on their resulting successes and failures. Furthermore, I ask Apple for a better solution; one integrated solution. I welcome your feedback, comments, and critiques. Did I miss something? Additionally, share your own successes and failures.

This article was originally published on the now defunct The original is accessible through the Internet Archive:

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