GE says it will standardize on iPhone and iPad for mobile devices and also promote the Apple Mac computing system as a choice for its global workforce of more than 330,000 employees. Apple in turn will promote GE's Predix as the industrial IoT analytics platform of choice to its customers and developers.
"GE is an ideal partner with a rich history of innovation across the industrial world in areas like aviation, manufacturing, healthcare and energy,” says Tim Cook, Apple's CEO. "Together, Apple and GE are fundamentally changing how the industrial world works by combining GE's Predix platform with the power and simplicity of iPhone and iPad."
The new Predix SDK for iOS will be available to download on October 26.