What you need to know
- The US Census Bureau will use iOS devices in the 2020 US Census.
- Apple announced the partnership during its earnings call yesterday.
- iOS will hopefully bring better user experience, privay and reduced costs.
One of the most interesting pieces of news to come from Apple's earnings call yesterday was the news that the US Census Bureau will use hundreds of thousands of Apple devices to support the 2020 US Census.
In the call, Tim Cook said:
Clearly, the US government believes that by enlisting the help of Apple it can shake up census-taking for the better in 2020. There are no specific details as to how this deal will play out just yet. Obviously, if Apple can provide iOS devices to the Bureau with the effect of reducing the cost of census-taking, whilst making the process more efficient and intuitive for both the government and the population, then that can only be a good thing.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9