Today, Apple announced a new offering called Business Essentials, a subscription for small businesses with up to 500 employees.
“Small businesses are at the core of our economy, and we’re proud that Apple products play a role in helping these companies grow,” Apple vice president Susan Prescott said. “Apple Business Essentials is designed to help streamline every step of employee device management within a small business — from setup, onboarding, and upgrading, to accessing fast service and prioritized support, all while keeping data backed up and secure, so companies can focus on running their business.”
Business Essentials is described as a complete solution for small businesses. It provides device management, 24/7 Apple Support, and dedicated iCloud storage, as well as employee onboarding, security policies, and more.
There are three plans available, and each can be customized to support each user with up to three devices and up to 2 TB of secure storage in iCloud. Apple Business Essentials starts at $2.99 per employee per month.