Apple is planning to facilitate the integration of Cisco’s Spark business collaboration service with iPhones, in an attempt to offer enterprise customers a better calling experience via the Internet. NDTV reports that Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is making iOS devices to work better on Cisco technologies than any other mobile platform. He said:
With iOS 10, we are making it easier to make and receive voice and video calls over IP (Internet Protocol). Now, Cisco Spark will integrate with iPhones for a first-class calling experience. It’s a seamless integration. Together with Cisco, we believe that we can take the work experience to the next level by ensuring that iPhones and iPads work together with Cisco technologies.”
The integration will give users access to contacts, ‘recents’, and favourites, while also enabling them to answer calls directly from the lock screen.