U.S. Army to issue iPhones

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  1. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Interesting idea.

    Curious how it will pan out.
     
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Great, now it'll be even longer until I get mine... :mad:
     
  3. studio¹³¹ macrumors 6502

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    yeah, offer them the most delicate of phones. smart.
     
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    I'm sure an ottebox defender will also be standard issue as well.

    But iphones's screen can't be use with duty gloves on????
     
  6. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    good idea, but what happens if it rains? it's against the rules to use an umbrella and the rain gear is almost useless in keeping you dry
     
  7. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    This is my smartphone,
    This is my gun,
    The first is for learning,
    The second for fun.


    Wait. What?!

    Gimme a break. Wimpy iOS or Android phones for our troops? No way. Give them all old Windows Mobile 5.0 phones, I say, so they can learn to be real soldiers ;)

    - a former Staff Sergeant, USASA
     
  8. aohus macrumors 68000

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    +1

    and btw, if you're imagining iPhones in battlefields, think again. did anyone even read the article? its for recruiting purposes, to spread propaganda (and i don't mean it in a bad way)

    iOS wouldn't be licensed to the U.S Army, that's something that Android would be doing.
     
  9. VenusianSky thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Are any cell phones allowed in combat period? Doesn't seem like something that would be allowed. The iPhone is definetly for recruiting purposes, but it's not just a "join the army and get a free iPhone" kind of thing. They anticiapte that recruits will use them to read up on training material during their free time. iPad would be a better format for stuff like that though.
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes. I had a cell phone during my second tour in Iraq ... this most recent one, I did not, only because there was no service where I was.
     
  11. ajax43 macrumors regular

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    Hell. One jump from a C-130 and the iphone falls out of your cargo pocket! At least it would of for me twenty-five years ago when I was in the army.
     
  12. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    *GET DOWN!! GET DOWN SOLDIERS!!*
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  13. VenusianSky thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I sent one of my old phones to one of those "phones for troops" programs. I wasn't quite sure how they were being used, but this answers it. I am glad to know that it may have been of some use. It was a good phone too. One of the best I ever owned. :D
     
  14. iPhysicist macrumors 6502a

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    So at least the soldiers telephone will be smart. Thats a big improvement for US Army.
     
  15. pittpanthersfan macrumors 6502

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    Hopefully, there are safeguards against GPS exploits.
     
  16. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

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    If they think they are the best method for helping recruits then so be it - I imagine they will be passed on to new recruits when the training period is over.

    What about recruits with iPhones already?
     
  17. D1G1T4L macrumors 68000

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    I jump all the time with my iPhone with me. Of course I have it in an otterbox case.

    Ignorance is bliss.
     
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  19. bpfesq macrumors regular

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    They can always use these...

    www.glovetips.com
     
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