The UK government buys 11,000 iPhone SEs

The UK Department of Labor (DWP) is purchasing 11,000 iPhone SEs and support from IBM through reseller XMA.

Government phones they all are models iPhone SE 2020 from 64 GB. The contract is reportedly worth £ 4,181,628 for 11,000 Apple phones. Even with support included, the price per single unit comes in at around 5% less than the retail price in the UK.

As part of that cost, the retailer includes labeling for every government-issued phone. The labels are tamper-proof and waterproof, allowing the government to protect their devices. Each tag has a barcode and number related to the IMEI and serial number of the phone.

The UK agency bought the iPhones as part of a framework contract from the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), an organization that helps buyers in the public and government sectors purchase technology supplies. The department also purchased IBM software support for £ 4.25 million.

The DWP manages the welfare, pensions and child support policies. The agency is the UK’s largest public service department, managing state pension and various benefits for working age, disability and illness to around 20 million applicants.

IPhones will be used by employees to manage relations with citizens and organize daily work.

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Source: iPhone Italia by www.iphoneitalia.com.

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