Re: Cisco and iOS
Both companies have a history of wonkiness in code that really leaves WLAN admins holding the bag. Cisco's WLC code has been buggy since they moved to thin architecture. Apple frequently changes their Wi-Fi behavior, and provides litte info on what changed in release notes. Apple also has a tradition of "you'll flex your standards-based network configs to accomodate OUR way of doing things", while Cisco uses features like band-steering and load-balancing that often cause as many issues as they solve. Put it all together, and there's a lot of potential for the partnership to make life rough for non-Apple clients if this partnership isn't handled carefully. Ideally, both companies would tighten their QA on WLAN-related code before any new and exciting features are unleashed.