Senate to spend more than 1m euros to buy iPhone 14 and iPad Pro

The Spanish Senate will replace the senators’ devices, and these could only be the iPhone 14 and iPad Pro.

Spanish Senate swaps its lordships’ devices for iPhone 14 and iPad Pro

The Senate has reserved 1,137,400 Euros to update their lordship’s devices and coincidentally, the only viable option is the latest iPhone and iPad offered by Apple. According to the contract documents Vozpópuli consulted, 310 tablets and 350 mobile phones latest generation, but only iPhone 14 and iPad Pro with M2 chip meet the requirements.

Just a year ago, all senators’ smartphones were refreshed for the new iPhone 13.. Now, all senators will get a new iPhone 14, although the iPhone 13 is still a very viable device in 2023.

The termination of the XIV legislature obliges the preparation of tenders for the supply of equipment to be supplied to the members of the Chamber.

A feature tailored for Apple devices

It’s something that’s pretty common unfortunately. HE the specification has been made specifically so that only one device can be selected. In this case, Apple’s iPhone 14 and the latest iPad Pro and others cannot be selected.

Here are the smartphone requirements that senators need:

  • Wireless connection:
    • Connection to 5G/4G/LTE phone networks by inserting a SIM card (nanoSIM).
    • Supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11) connection. or Bluetooth 5.3.
  • Dual eSIM support
  • Dual SIM (NanoSIM and eSIM) possibility.
  • Geolocation compatible with GPS/GNSS.
  • Display Features:
    • Super Retina XDR display
    • 6.1 inch screen size.
  • Investigation:
    • A15 chip with 6-core CPU and 5-core GPU or better.
  • 256GB or higher internal storage (with no external memory or cards installed).
  • Biometric unlocking with Face ID facial recognition.
  • Minimum compatible operating system is iOS 16.
  • Synchronization of information in the Senate’s computer system regarding the user’s e-mail, contacts and agenda. For this, you will need to perform this synchronization with Microsoft Exchange Server 2019.
  • Internet access with a browser supporting the basic features of HTML5 technology and video playback in MP4/H.264 format.
  • Compatibility with major MDM products on the market.
  • weight not exceeding 200 grams

There is only one smartphone in the world that can perform these functions: an iPhone 14. And only iPhone 14 because neither the iPhone 14 Plus nor the iPhone 14 Pro meet the conditions specified in the specifications.

iPhone 14 Plus on a table

iPhone 14 is the only smartphone to meet Senate specifications

And the same thing happens with tablets, these are the functions that senators’ tablets should have according to the spec:

  • Wireless connection:
    • Connection to 5G/4G/LTE phone networks by inserting a SIM card (nanoSIM).
    • Supports Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) connection.
    • Bluetooth 5.3.
  • Standard USB-C Type-C Thunderbolt compatible connector. – Geolocation compatible with GPS/GNSS.
  • Display Features:
    • 11 inch (diagonal) Multi-touch screen size.
    • anti-reflective film
  • Investigation:
    • M2 chip or equivalent (8 core CPU and 10 core GPU).
  • 256GB or higher internal storage (with no external memory or cards installed).
  • Energy Efficiency: ENERGY STAR certified or equivalent.
  • iPadOS 16 operating system or higher.
  • Protective case with built-in keyboard (reduced in size and weight).

Only Apple’s latest 11 inch iPad Pro supports all these features, so this will be the device your lordship will get. At least, these devices look like they will last at least 4 yearsAs noted.

iPad Pro 2022

The latest iPad Pro is the tablet that senators will have

Cases for keyboards and mobile terminals for tablets are also in demand. All equipment must have a warranty period of four years, which is expected to be used by new members of the Chamber.

HE The budget is 540,870 euros for 350 mobile phones and 596,530 euros for 310 iPads.. In a simple distinction, we see that these are much more expensive than in official stores, however, here is a 4-year warranty, 5G connectivity and personalized attention.

Source: i Padizate

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