On the contrary, corporations quite often write their own internal and external apps for sales and field forces to use. And nowadays they tend to use off the shelf devices, with managers naturally wanting the latest and greatest
For example, the corp where I develop field apps, has over 15,000 field techs, plus thousands of managers who are drooling at the idea of a foldable phone that would basically fit a mini tablet in a pocket.
I agree that a pen would be nice. But then, the iPad didn't have its own pen for years, and artists did okay.
I suppose it depends on the company and potentially size. From my experience, we have our own platform apps which continue development and use as is, but we won’t register brand new devices to employees at launch. We need to go through a good amount of testing prior to release. Individuals can obviously use new devices and use our apps, but we aren’t buying up new devices at launch for release to employees.
I didn’t really see many examples of artists using iPad’s early on. Now, with the pencil, it’s really a perfect device for artists. I guess I just don’t see artists gravitating to this device when there are so many better options.