Apple tweaks iPhone for business users

Apple is tweaking the iPhone to work better with business email, an expected move that is meant to address a key weakness in the popular consumer device, an Associated Press report said. It quoted the company as saying that the next software update for iPhones will enable them to work with Microsoft's Exchange software, which is widely used by businesses to handle and secure email.

Apple did not say when the update will be available.The move puts Apple in more direct competition with Research in Motion's BlackBerry and Palm's Treo smartphones, which are popular among business customers. Many businesses have shied away from the iPhone because it doesn't work well with their email systems, the report concluded.

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