As it was reported last year, the police department in New York is leaving Windows Phones after using it for 2 years. The replacement of approximately 36,000 Windows telephones for iPhones was currently exposed to police officers.
Success of Transition and Current Outcomes
New York Daily News reported that the NYPD has been handing out approximately 600 telephone sets a day to its employees. They need to choose between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus models. Meanwhile, officers in Manhattan take part in the phone replacement, the mission will move to Queens and Brooklyn as soon as it is completed in Manhattan.
The transition to the iPhone’s mobile platform is already announced as the great triumph by some officers. After using the ex-demonstration models, an officer Christopher Clampitt gives a feedback on the event, “I truly feel like it’s the ultimate tool to have as a patrol cop”.
Thus, it is very likely that Apple has already received a build-to-order confirmation. iPhones are still showing better performance that can be provided by devices to the officers in general. For example, the introduction of phones respond to scenes much quicker than a classical radio:
An officer Clampitt stated, “We get to the location a lot quicker,” he said. “By the time the dispatcher puts out the job (on the radio) we’re already there.”
With the smartphones, the NYPD has seen its response times to critical crimes in progress drop by 14%, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Information and Technology Jessica Tisch said.
Anyway, there is still a 911. Their specialists still know about the order of things waiting for the officers on a scene. In the past year, NYPD explained that within the framework of the agreement on the use of a Windows phone, they were given a chance to replace a device in two years – this is actually what allows them to start using iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Finally, iPhone replaces the models Lumia 830 and the Lumia 640 XL as well.