Sunday, March 3

Apple acquires Fleetsmith to improve Mac, iPad, and iPhone performance

iPhone maker Apple has acquired San Francisco-based Fleetsmith to improve business’s Mac and iPad devices.

Fleetsmith automates device setup, intelligence, patching, and security, for your company’s Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.

The acquisition by Apple into the mobile device management industry, a category of business software dominated by players such as Microsoft Corp and VMware Inc.

Fleetsmith announced the acquisition deal in a blog post. The deal size has not been disclosed.

“Our mission from day one was to balance the needs of IT with the experience users love about Macs, iPhones, and iPads. We’re beyond thrilled to continue that work at Apple.” Fleetsmith said. 

Founded in 2016 by Jesse Endahl, Ken Kouot, Stevie Hryciw, Zack Blum, Fleetsmith raises over $40 million in funding.

The company have over 1,500 customers who are using Fleetsmith to modernize their IT workflows, manage their inventory, secure their devices, and ensure they are in compliance.