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Apple and Cisco: Wireless Partnership

Leading wireless performance

What happens when the leader in mobile devices partners with the leader in wireless networks? You win. You get a better Wi-Fi experience on iPhones and iPads, including improved access to critical apps and troubleshooting. The wireless experience, even Wi-Fi 6, is better with Apple and Cisco.

Inside the Apple and Cisco partnership

Seamless roaming

Move freely. With Cisco Wi-Fi Optimization for iOS, iPhone and iPad devices quickly connect to Cisco access points with a simple handshake. You get less lag time when roaming, fewer dropped connections, and significantly improved app experiences. With intelligence from Cisco access points, iPhone and iPad devices automatically turn on features that create an optimal wireless experience.

Fast lane

Not all applications are equal. The Apple and Cisco partnership gives business apps the priority they deserve. It's easy to manage QoS settings, so your most important iOS and MacOS apps get the bandwidth they need, and your users get a high-quality experience.

Faster troubleshooting

Connectivity issues aren't always network issues. Through Cisco Wi-Fi Analytics for iOS, you can see how iPhone and iPad devices see your network. Which access points do your iOS devices see? What is the level of performance? Why did the device disconnect? With these insights powered by Cisco DNA Assurance capabilities and rich telemetry data from iOS 11, you can troubleshoot faster and more thoroughly.


Wireless without the worry

More users and devices means less predictable performance. With Cisco DNA Assurance, you gain visibility and insights, stop manual troubleshooting, and reduce time spent on issues.


How to get the best in wireless

Here's the best part of the partnership: If you're running the latest hardware and software from Apple and Cisco, you can most likely enjoy our partnership innovations today. Experience the best in wireless with the following Cisco products.

Cisco Services helps you evolve your network

See how we can help you innovate faster, stay competitive, reduce costs, simplify, and keep your information secure.

Partners in security and collaboration

Apple and Cisco do more than wireless together. We also make security and collaboration better. 

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