Apple Reportedly Plans to Deploy 1Password to All Employees, Acquisition Also Possible

Apple plans to deploy 1Password internally to all of its more than 100,000 employees around the world over the next few months, and may even be in acquisition talks with 1Password's parent company AgileBits to eventually acquire the popular password manager, according to BGR's editor-in-chief Jonathan Geller.


An excerpt from the report about the deployment plans:
According to our source, after many months of planning, Apple plans to deploy 1Password internally to all 100,000 employees. This includes not just employees in Cupertino, but extends all the way to retail, too. Furthermore, the company is said to have carved out a deal that includes family plans, giving up to 5 family members of each employee a free license for 1Password.
The report claims there have also been "acquisition talks," but there is some skepticism surrounding the situation:
Could Apple just be kicking the tires before diving in? Possibly, but it would seem unlikely at this point. Either this deal is the actual acquisition, structured in a way that provides additional annual revenue for a set number of years, or there’s something else going on. Jeff Shiner, the CEO of AgileBits, was overheard talking about the “Apple acquisition” in the glass conference room in the company’s Toronto office recently, but we have no firm details on what the context was or any specifics of the potential deal.
The report claims 100 Apple employees will start using 1Password through this initiative starting this week, with all corporate and retail employees expected to be activated within the next one to two months.

More details to follow…


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