Apple markets its enterprise stuff to non-techies. Chief officer levels. It's born out of the way Apple (no hyperbole) reinvented the smartphone in 2007. The wealthy had to have it, and now they're demanding their IT departments integrate with it. They know you're going to switch over your stuff because you don't have a choice. It's integrate or literally lose talent over it.
Well, as I said years ago myself:
Apple figured out that it was better to get into Corporations from the top-down instead of the bottom-up, to the degree they want to get into that market at all.
To be clear, instead of presenting themselves as a total solution with servers, services and corporate-oriented configurability for every user, they just position themselves as having the coolest and most desirable devices to certain users.
Why? Because when a top executive wants the newest iphone, guess what he gets even if the standard is blackberry and blackberry ONLY. Oh, right, he gets an iphone.
This isn't hypothetical, it's my Fortune 500 company and many others like it I've witnessed personally.
Why should Apple compete for the corporate space when by ignoring it entirely they get the best possible inroad to the premium users they might actually want?
^ I clearly don't disagree with almost all of what you said, the only thing that even differs, I think, is our interpretation of the word "enterprise."
Maybe I'll put it this way: Doing the kind of stuff that would be necessary for what I'm talking about would actually involve decreasing the attraction to C-Level executives.
So Apple doesn't do it, and iOS will therefore have these "limitations" for the indefinite future.
This isn't an anti-Apple point: If Apple rightly determined that kind of stuff is a turn-off or a liability for their customers, which it is -VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE- to argue they didn't, why are these "limitations" even a bad thing?
Hundreds of millions of people use these things. Anything I'm talking about, however big, is still niche by comparison.
I've made this point to other people grousing about how Apple doesn't do X or Y (but I'll apply to myself): Apple doesn't want me(in this professional capacity) as a customer!
That's totally fine. That isn't even what started this, it's people claiming that iOS is holding back the new tablets. No, if anything is, it's Apple.
Don't hold your breath.