The New York Police Department is scrapping 36,000 smartphones it gave police officers over the past two years because they’re already obsolete and can’t be upgraded, according to The New York Post. And the NYPD is turning to Apple.
The city bought Microsoft-based Nokia smartphones as part of a $160 million NYPD Mobility Initiative. However, just months after the last phone was handed out, officials plan to begin replacing them all with brand-new iPhones by the end of the year, The Post says, quoting unnamed sources. The move follows Microsoft’s decision to stop supporting the operating system that runs the NYPD’s devices.