Australian Department of Treasury swaps Blackberry for iPhone

The Australian Department of Treasury has announced its intentions to ditch its Blackberry devices and take on iPhone 5s. According to CNET, the department’s chief information officer Peter Alexander noted the change:

“We’re going to use Apple devices as our corporate platform — iPhones and iPads for now. Basically because iOS has been evaluated by Defence Signals Directorate.”

The department will adopt 250 devices in total. As RIM just announced the new Blackberry 10, timing is bad for the Canadian company. “With the new one being launched, it’s almost too late,” said Alexander. “Maybe it’ll catch up, maybe it won’t.”