The enterprise partnership between Apple and IBM has borne more fruit with the release of eight further business applications towards the 100 that the firms plan to launch by the end of 2015.
The Apple and IBM relationship sees the consumer firm and enterprise stalwart combine to promote greater use of the iPhone and iPad among business users.
The deal was announced in the summer of 2014 when IBM committed to the MobileFirst Platform for iOS and Apple provided AppleCare for enterprise customers.
"iPhone and iPad are the best mobile devices in the world and have transformed the way people work. Over 98 percent of the Fortune 500 and over 92 percent of the Global 500 use iOS devices in their business today," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook at the time.
The firms plan to have 100 apps available to the business community by the end of this year. The eight most recent include tools for the healthcare, airline and travel industries, with Techcrunch reporting they would be formally unveiled later today.
V3 asked Apple to comment on the recent developments, but the firm had not responded at the time of publication.
So far around 30 apps have been released by the partnership, 10 of which arrived at the official launch of the partnership in July last year.
Cook promised that 100 apps would be released before the end of this year, and said in January that some 130 enterprises had expressed an interest in the software options.
The latest release will follow on from several new services IBM added to its MobileFirst portfolio for Apple's iPad and iPhone devices, announced during Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.
Those apps comprised of Passenger Care for the travel and transport industries, Dynamic Buy for the retail sector and Advisor Alerts for banking and financial services customers.
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