Apple Business Essentials available for small businesses

Apple employees chat in a store in Hong Kong on March 15, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 (Xinhua) -- Apple on Thursday announced the availability of Apple Business Essentials to all small businesses in the United States.

The new service brings together device management, 24/7 Apple support, and iCloud storage into flexible subscription plans. Apple also unveiled new AppleCare+ for Business Essentials options that can be added to any plan, according to the announcement.

Apple Business Essentials supports small businesses throughout the entire device management life cycle - from device setup, to device upgrades - while providing strong security, prioritized support, and data storage and backup, the announcement said.

"We look forward to bringing Apple Business Essentials to even more small businesses to simplify device management, storage, support, and repairs," said Susan Prescott, Apple's vice president of Enterprise and Education Marketing.