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Apple Rumors: iOS 18 AI features

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News, Rumors | Posted on 19-04-2024

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By now, you’ve likely heard that Apple is making significant strides in the AI arena to compete with giants like Microsoft and Google. Its forthcoming M4 chipset for Macs and MacBooks is being tailored for AI tasks. And when it comes to mobile devices, the upcoming iOS 18 is set to heavily integrate AI, introducing new AI-powered capabilities to your iPhone.

According to Bloomberg’s Apple insider Mark Gurman, Apple intends to maintain its privacy-centric approach with its AI endeavors, at least to the extent possible.

“As the world awaits Apple’s big AI unveiling on June 10, it looks like the initial wave of features will work entirely on device,” Gurman wrote in his paid Power On newsletter (first highlighted by MacRumors). “That means there’s no cloud processing component to the company’s large language model, the software that powers the new capabilities.”

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What does this mean?

In essence, Apple seems committed to safeguarding user privacy by ensuring that data remains “on device.” Many AI platforms typically necessitate sending data to their cloud servers since generative AI models are often resource-intensive. However, if Apple adheres to this approach, your data will stay within your iPhone, with the device’s processing power handling AI tasks.

One potential hurdle is that even newer iPhone models might struggle with particularly demanding AI features. Some features may not be available on older iPhone models at all.

Yet, there appears to be another caveat. Apple can fully commit to its privacy standards only for products it directly controls. Given its relatively lagging position in the AI race compared to rivals, Apple is seeking partnerships with third-party companies to expedite the rollout of its AI products.

According to Gurman, Apple has explored AI collaborations with OpenAI, Google, and even China-based Baidu. Users of iOS features powered by the cloud infrastructure of these companies may find their data leaving their devices.

Although Apple is reportedly developing its own cloud infrastructure for AI tasks, it may not be ready in time for the iOS 18 announcement. This is where third-party partnerships are expected to come into play.

While these details are subject to change, Gurman’s reporting is credible. Ultimately, nothing will be finalized until Apple makes its announcements, likely at this year’s WWDC in June.

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Thanks to our enduring partnerships with vendors nationwide, Rentacomputer.com will be among the first technology rental companies to offer devices with iOS 18. Stay tuned for the latest updates and secure your rental with us for cutting-edge Apple technology.

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Apple’s Silent Response to iPhone Spyware Alert

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics, Rumors | Posted on 18-04-2024

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The Enigmatic iPhone Notification – Around a week ago, iPhone users worldwide were jolted by a cryptic notification signaling a potential spyware threat. Despite Apple’s brief explanation on such alerts, details regarding this specific incident remained elusive.

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Unraveling the Mystery: Blackberry’s Revelation

Recent insights from cybersecurity firm Blackberry have shed light on the enigma. Their investigation points to LightSpy, a sophisticated iOS implant, as the culprit behind the alarming notifications. This revelation raises concerns, given LightSpy’s prior use during the 2020 Hong Kong protests.

Understanding LightSpy: A Sophisticated Surveillance Tool

LightSpy emerges as a potent surveillance tool, capable of extracting a plethora of sensitive data from targeted devices. From precise location tracking to intercepting messaging app content and recording audio, LightSpy poses a formidable threat to user privacy.

Targets and Tactics: US Not Targeted Yet

Primarily targeting individuals in Southeast Asia, notably India, LightSpy’s modus operandi centers around popular messaging platforms like QQ, WeChat, and Telegram. Additionally, it can access payment records, particularly from WeChat Pay users.

Blackberry suggests the involvement of China-based or Chinese-speaking actors in the LightSpy campaign, with potential state-sponsored backing. This aligns with past occurrences and raises concerns about the broader implications of state-sponsored cyber activities.

Protecting Against Sophisticated Threats: Apple’s Lockdown Mode

In response to these evolving threats, Apple recommends the use of Lockdown Mode to safeguard against sophisticated cyber attacks. This feature serves as a crucial defense mechanism for users targeted due to their employment or activism.

The emergence of LightSpy underscores the ongoing challenges in safeguarding personal data and devices against sophisticated threats. As technology continues to advance, proactive measures and heightened vigilance are imperative in mitigating such risks.

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iPhone 16 release date and other rumors

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News, New Products, Rumors | Posted on 12-04-2024

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It’s been a few months since the unveiling of the iPhone 15 series, and as expected, the rumor mill is already buzzing with speculations about the iPhone 16. From design tweaks to potential camera upgrades, here’s a roundup of what we know so far.

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Release Date:
Anticipated to follow Apple’s traditional fall release pattern, the iPhone 16 lineup is likely to hit the shelves sometime in September 2024. Barring any unforeseen delays like those seen in 2020, where the iPhone 12 launched in October, September seems to be a safe bet for the debut of the iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Pro models.

Price:
While the iPhone 15 lineup didn’t see across-the-board price hikes, except for the iPhone 15 Pro Max, there’s speculation that the iPhone 16 series might see a slight uptick in prices. With component costs possibly on the rise, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a modest increase in the price tags of all iPhone 16 models, although the extent of this increase remains to be seen.

Design:
The iPhone 16 lineup is rumored to bring some significant design changes, particularly to the standard iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus models. Leaks suggest a departure from the diagonal camera layout, with a move towards a vertical pill-shaped camera island reminiscent of the iPhone X but slightly larger to accommodate additional lenses and sensors. There’s also talk of a possible Action button addition, according to earlier reports.

For the iPhone 16 Pro and Pro Max, design changes may be less drastic, with a rumored new Capture button below the sleep/wake button, possibly capacitive and flush with the phone’s frame. Additionally, color options are expected to include soft pink, yellow, green, and blue for the standard models, while the Pro models may feature a new “White Titanium” option alongside the existing titanium finish.

Displays:
While the display sizes for the standard iPhone 16 variants are expected to remain unchanged, reports suggest that the Pro models could see an increase in screen size, with the iPhone 16 Pro potentially sporting a 6.3-inch display and the Pro Max jumping to 6.9 inches. To complement these changes, Apple is said to be implementing a new display technology called Border Reduction Structure (BRS) to reduce bezel size and improve overall display quality.

Specs:
The base model iPhone 16 and iPhone 16 Plus are rumored to feature an A17 chip, while the Pro models may see variations of an A18 chip. Reports also hint at improvements in thermal design to address overheating concerns, possibly incorporating graphene thermal systems and metal battery casings. Additionally, the Pro models are speculated to utilize Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X75 modem for enhanced 5G connectivity.

Cameras:
The standard iPhone 16 models are expected to feature a dual-camera layout in a vertical pill-shaped island, while the Pro models may retain the triple-lens setup seen in previous iterations. Camera upgrades are anticipated for the Pro models, with a potential 48-megapixel ultrawide sensor and improvements in optical zoom capabilities.

Battery Life:
Rumors suggest that the iPhone 16 Pro models may benefit from stacked battery technology, offering higher capacity and longer lifespans. This could lead to faster wired and MagSafe charging speeds, addressing a longstanding concern among users.

Software and Updates:
With the iPhone 16 lineup slated to arrive in the fall, it’s expected to debut alongside iOS 18, potentially introducing new AI-powered features exclusive to the new devices. Improvements to Siri, enhanced AI interactions, and better integration with productivity apps are among the rumored enhancements expected to accompany the release of iOS 18.

As with any pre-launch rumors, it’s essential to take these speculations with a grain of salt until confirmed by official announcements from Apple. Nonetheless, the prospect of the iPhone 16 brings excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead in the realm of smartphone innovation.

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Need to Rent iPhones in Bulk?

Posted by admin | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics, iPhone X Series, New Products | Posted on 07-12-2018

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If you’re looking to rent iPhones in bulk for your next event, you’re in luck. Apple recently released the latest phone in the X series, the iPhone XR. And just like always, when a new iPhone hits the market, the prices on existing Apple products drops – an ideal opportunity for you to test your latest app or smartphone-powered VR headset at a fraction of the cost by renting an older model iPhone, like the 8, 7+, and others. Or you can provide the newest tech for your testers to use by renting the iPhone XR. No matter your iPhone rental needs, we have you covered. Read on to learn more about our wide selection of iPhone rental options available for your next event or business requirement.

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How does the XR stack up?

Meant to be an introductory model, the iPhone XR is proving to be a hit with iPhone customers and reviewers alike. With many of the features compatible just as good as or better than the X, XS, and XS Max, the XR offers superb performance at a lower price.

The edge-to-edge 6.1-inch LCD display screen of the XR puts it in the middle between the XS and XS Max. The Gorilla Glass that encases the XR is the strongest front glass ever created, developed by Corning specifically for the iPhone. If weight and self-expression are something you consider in your iPhone selection, the lightweight aerospace-grade aluminum casing of the XR offered in a wide range of colors gives it a distinct advantage over its X series competitors.

The 12-megapixel camera with 5X zoom and three portrait light effects leave it at a slight disadvantage to its sister models, which boast 10X zoom and five portrait lighting effects. Though, if you’re not using your iPhone for more serious photography, this difference may be negligible enough to overlook. The only serious disadvantage that the XR has is that its internal storage is limited to 256GB, but if you’re diligent about backing up materials to iCloud for storage and keeping your phone relatively clutter-free then the cost savings may be enough to offset the lower storage capacity.

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Want all the wow for less green? We still offer the iPhone 8, 7+, 7, and 6 for those who need to offer the iOS experience on a budget. If you’re demoing a new mobile game or setting up a check-in kiosk for a huge conference, the better camera and larger screen size offered by the X series may be unnecessary fluff for your users. With high-quality cameras, excellent displays, and intuitive interface, these models offer many of the same features as their newer cousins in the X series at a fraction of the cost.

Take your pick

The X series may be the latest offering from Apple, but the high quality of Apple’s product line makes the iPhone 8, 7+, 7, and 6 compatible with any smartphone on the market. If you’re organizing an event and need to rent iPhones in bulk, we can help you. Whether you want to create a unique user experience on a budget by renting an older model iPhone or need to offer your attendees the latest technology, our sister company, Rentacomputer.com, proudly offers a wide array of iPhone rentals to suit all of your smartphone rental needs. No matter where your event is, Rentacomputer.com can help. Get a quote for all your equipment needs today!

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Even More iOS Updates

Posted by rreeve | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics | Posted on 10-09-2016

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We are arriving fashionably late with this information, but it is still important to know. So my fellow consumer, prepare to arm yourself with the power of a refreshed intellect.

If you are like me, and for some reason have not yet upgraded to iOS 9.3.5, you will soon have two reasons for doing so. The first ,and most obvious, reason  to update is that iOS 10 will soon be available. However; if you do not want to upgrade to iOS10, and have not yet upgraded to iOS 9.3.5, you should know that this update is essential to keeping all personal information on your Apple device secure. If your Apple device hasn’t already been updated, I strongly urge you to do so now. To update go to Settings > General > Software Update.

According to reports from New York Times and Motherboard, an undetectable malware program has been found that can install and uninstall itself without the smartphone owner even knowing, and it is able to access your camera and microphone making it extremely dangerous. If you receive suspicious texts you shouldn’t click on any links that have been put into the message.  As soon as the link is clicked the malware instantly starts tracking any personal data and with the growing dependence on smartphones, more and more people rely on them to hold key personal data. In addition to the ability to access your iPhone’s camera and microphone, the spyware was also capable of accessing messages, emails, logs, and more from apps such as Gmail, Facebook, skype for business uk, WhatsApp, Viber, FaceTime, Calendar, and much more.

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It took merely 10 days for Apple to release an update to combat the holes pointed out to them by Citizen Lab and Lookout. Though this may seem like a long time, when compared to Android this update came out at seemingly lightspeed. This is mainly because there are tens of thousands of distinctive Android devices as opposed to a fraction of the amount of devices coming from Apple, which furthermore all run on the same core software.

This incident goes to show you that even the all-praised for security Apple devices are even vulnerable to malware and security threats from time to time. The best way to keep your device secure is to keep your phone updated. If it hadn’t been for the folks at Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary lab based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, this spyware would probably still exist.

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Apple’s New iOS Features

Posted by rreeve | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics | Posted on 23-06-2016

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The month of June is a great time to be an Apple user. The Worldwide Developers Conference has announced many new and exciting things for people who own Apple products to look forward to.

Among the announcements made at the Worldwide Developers Conference was a reveal of 10 new features and design choices for the release of iOS 10 including the adaptation to use whatsapp plus. We’ve compiled a summary of the announced 10 new features for you, which are:

  1. Apple has designed a new look for the lockscreen, and 3D touch notifications will allow you to perform a variety of actions directly from your lockscreen.  
  2. Siri will be made open for developers, meaning that you might finally be able to make siri useful in apps you actually enjoy using.
  3. Apple will add a function called QuickType. QuickType can predict how you want to continue or finish your sentences that you are typing based on the context of the sentence.
  4. For you avid picture takers, Apple has announced two features. The first of these is called Places, which shows you where you’ve taken your pictures on a world map so that you can requiesce on memories past. The second feature is Advanced Computer Vision, which allows your iDevice to remember you and your friend’s faces and sort people into their own photo albums.
  5. Redesign for Apple Maps intended to make it easier for users to access details about locations they are going to before they get there.
  6. Apple Music has entered the music streaming field in a big way. One thing that stood out was the price point of $14.99 for a family plan of up to six people (This plan does require that you have iCloud Family Sharing for your account). However, if you happen to be flying solo, Spotify and Apple Music cost the same amount per month for your subscription: $9.99 per month excluding tax.
  7. Redesign for Apple News, including a cleaner interface and easier to sort categories. The Apple News app will also present you stories based on what you’ve already read.   
  8. Additional support added for the Homekit application involving house accessories including cameras and doorbells.  
  9. Apple has decided to make transcripts for your voicemail messages. If these transcripts work as intended they will definitely be a neat feature. Apple also announced a sort of alert system developed through third parties to help prevent you from answering unwanted phone calls.
  10. The Messages app will receive several improvements. For starters, the app will now show links that do not look like clunky garbage. Instead of your friends or family members seeing extremely long lines of text for links, they will now see a picture from the website along with a title instead. Videos will also be improved significantly, videos sent in the Messages app will now be shown and played inside of the message you sent them. Of course, we couldn’t talk about messages without at least mentioning emojis. Emojis will be displayed 3 times larger in iOS 10, and Apple has decided to give you emoji suggestions as you type your messages, and even suggestions to replace certain words with emojis after you’ve typed your message if you click on the emoji button.

These are ten new exciting iOS 10 features that Apple announced during the Worldwide Developers Conference. Application Developers already have access to iOS 10 in the form of a beta, and the general public should have access to the iOS10 beta starting in July. For those of you wanting to play it safe and wait for a final version, iOS 10 is expected to fully launch in September. 

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Tim Cook Says Laptops Are Dead, Steve Wozniak Says Otherwise

Posted by Zack | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics | Posted on 18-11-2015

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Apple CEO Tim Cook caused many a MacBook user to scream out in anguish recently when he insisted that he couldn’t see a single reason for anyone to buy a PC anymore, especially since Apple just released the iPad Pro, the latest iPad model that comes complete with pencil and yoga-mat keyboard. With Cook pushing the iPad Pro and saying that things like iMacs and MacBook Pros were obsolete, many people started to question their very existence of their Apple products. Everyone except Steve Wozniak that is.

Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs back in the day, was speaking at a conference organized by New Relic recently where he was quoted saying that he continues to be “more of a laptop-based guy.” For the Woz, the flexibility of a laptop contrasts that of a tablet which he believes “has been limited for me”. Wozniak isn’t alone here either. Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services for Apple Eddy Cue recently told CNN that he likes the iPad Pro because “I consumer a lot more than I create,” rather than Cook’s insistence that this was now a productivity tool.

Now let’s be real for a second. I highly doubt that Cook believes that the PC market is officially dead. I mean, if he really did believe that then why would he launch new and tantalizing MacBooks? Reports for Apple’s latest MacBook line have been hailed as a “groundbreaking design” by many reviewers. No the real reason behind Cook’s comments is that he is trying to sell what he wants to sell right now, a giant iPad that has the potential to reverse the 20% year-on-year decline in Apple’s tablet sales. Naturally, neither Cook nor Apple has responded to requests for comment.

Wozniak doesn’t really seem to be on the flashy new tech bandwagon. When Apple released the Apple Watch Wozniak wasn’t 100% behind it. He stated that he sometimes forgets to put on his own Apple Watch and realizes that he doesn’t really miss it all that much. However, he did agree that the device was improving though it is still unclear exactly how he thinks it is getting better. All-in-all, the Woz has been pretty critical of Apple lately. Wozniak was also quoted saying, “I don’t like being in the Apple ecosystem. I don’t like being trapped. I like being independent.”

Wozniak has been known to really enjoy some Android products alongside with Apple ones. Just last year he suggested that Apple should release an Android smartphone. In terms of his commitment to laptops, it is very easy to believe that tech developers release new product forms that have the sole purpose of making money. One of the bigger problems with the iPad is the fact that many people believe they already know precisely what the iPad is good for, and what it isn’t good for, and feel that older models do just as fine as the newer ones.

I really admire the fact that Wozniak isn’t going along with the iPad Pro craze from Apple just for the sake of Apple loyalty. Steve Wozniak has been a lot of things in his life, nonetheless of which is an independent man of his own fruition, which is something this world needs more of.

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Apple Releases New Apple TV

Posted by Zack | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics | Posted on 29-10-2015

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Apple has officially released its 4th-generation Apple TV with the first deliveries expected to hit consumers on October 30th. The new model comes with two variations, a 32GB version for $149 and a 64GB version for $199, look at more additions for your tv fromthe top 5 best tv stand with swivel mount. In addition to that, Apple is also offering free shipping for delivery between November 2nd and November 4th. More unusual is the fact that next-day shipping is $17 though the delivery windows is still October 30th to November 3rd so that extra $17 doesn’t really save you a whole lot of time it seems.

Like most new iterations of products, the 4th-generation Apple TV doesn’t look too different from the 3rd-generation model. The same hockey puck shape is still around though this new Apple TV does come with a ton of new features. The biggest change to come is support for tvOS apps that are specifically designed for Apple TV. HBO, Showtime, Netflix, Hulu, the MLB, the NBA, and the NHL will all have tvOS apps ready on launch, provided you have a subscription to these services.

In addition to that, you will also be able to play games directly from the set-top box, though it is still unclear as to what these will look like. It isn’t really possible for developers to simply port iOS apps to Apple TV. They have to design them specifically for the Apple TV. This means that for apps such as games the developer will have to write completely new code, just as if they were writing something for Android or Windows 10. This means that it may take a while for some of your favorite apps and games to show up on your Apple TV.

The new Apple TV also comes with a new remote that has Siri integrated into it for voice commands. If you want, you can also buy a wrist-loop for your Apple TV remote for $13 if you want to use it as a game controller. However, you better not lose that remote or you’ll be forking over $79 for a new one. Only one Siri remote is capable of being programmed to an Apple TV, so you won’t be going out and buying multiple remotes in an attempt to play multiplayer games like poltava slot game.

You will, though, be able to use multiple iOS devices or MFi game controllers with the Apple TV, with the complement of the borderlands 3 split screen which will allow other people to join into whatever you are playing.

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iOS 9 Reportedly Causing Data Connectivity Issues

Posted by Zack | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics | Posted on 09-10-2015

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Have you been on the iOS community forums lately? If you have then you’ve probably noticed them being overwhelmed with posts from iPhone and iPad users complaining about a major bug in iOS 9’s cellular data. This bug, according to forum posts, leads to internet connectivity issues, mobile data connection problems, and internal configuration issues that include cellular data toggle being entirely grayed out. In addition to that, other users have also reported that some apps are unable to access the internet through their cellular data.

If you are having some or all of these problems and you are thinking about troubleshooting it yourself, then you need to ensure that your device is running the latest version of iOS, which is iOS 9.0.2, as this version brings a lot of bug fixes that includes one for the cellular data connectivity issue. If you want to check to see which iOS versions you have then go to General, then Settings, and then Software Update on your iOS device. On the other hand, you can update your device to the latest iOS through iTunes by connecting your iPhone or iPad to your computer and the selecting Download and Install Update whenever the prompt appears on the screen.

Resetting your network settings is one of the easiest ways to resolve a lot of the common internet and cellular data connectivity issues. To do this, open Settings, go to General, and select Reset. Once you hit Reset Network Settings, a message will ask you to enter your passcode for resetting the device. Enter the code and confirm to erase all custom network settings for that device. Once the settings are reset, the device will boot to the Home Screen. From here, restart the device by powering it off and the on again. Once you’re rebooted back to the Home Screen, enable the cellular or 3G/LTE data option to verify that your device can establish a connection.

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If this doesn’t help then try updating your device with the latest update from your carrier. To do this, launch Settings, select General, and hit the About button. Wait for your device to connect to the update server. If the internet connection is working, then the update should clearly appear on your device’s screen along with the prompt, “Carrier Settings Update: New Settings Are Available. Would you like to update them now?” Tap on the update button to start the download and installation process. Wait until everything is finished and the network will reset to refresh your device with the updated settings.

If neither of these options work then your last option is to do a full factory reset. Make sure you backup your data and settings via iTunes before doing this, otherwise you’ll lose everything. To do a factory reset, launch iTunes on your computer and connect your device. Right click on the phone icon in iTunes and select Back Up from the menu. When prompted, create an encrypted backup as this stores all of your passwords and health data. Once everything is backed up reset your device to the factory defaults. To do this, go to Settings, then General, then Reset, then Reset All Content And Settings. This process could take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes and will wipe any and all data from your device. Doing this will have your device looking brand new. Once you’ve booted back up, connect to iTunes and select Restore from Backup to restore the latest backup files. Go back into Settings and turn on cellular data or mobile data and check your connectivity. If they are, great, if not then you may have to take your device to an Apple Store and have them fix it.

Give these methods a shot if you are experiencing the same problems some very unhappy users on the iOS community forums are. Let us know in the comments which method worked for you and what kind of problems you were experiencing!

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Apple Patents Idea That Could Change The Way We Use iPhones Forever

Posted by Zack | Posted in Apple News, Consumer Electronics | Posted on 05-10-2015

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Ever since the very first iPhone launched Apple has made design changes with each new model. Some of the changes have been minor and others, like replacing the all-glass back with an all-aluminum design, have been more significant. However, the basic form factor has always stayed the same. But I bet you didn’t know that Apple had an idea that would dramatically change the way you used your iPhone. Apple was recently granted a patent for an iPhone design that has the screen curve all the way around the phone, and it looks pretty wild.

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The patent was published on September 29th and is a continuation of various patents that Apple has filed in the past. It really isn’t a new idea, but it is still very interesting and leads speculation that Apple is still toying with ideas like these. In the patent, Apple says that the design could change the way we use our iPhones. If you iPhone’s screen was extended, you wouldn’t be limited to interacting with the device’s screen only on the front of the phone.

Apple also noted that other aspects of the device that would be found along the side. These included a mute switch, power, and volume buttons. However, these would not be able to be used with apps since they are only programmed to perform a single task. The new design that Apple is proposing in the patent would change all of this. Here’s what Apple had to say about the whole thing.

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“Unfortunately, this popular form factor, leaves the sides and rear surfaces of the device unused or at best configured with buttons and switches with fixed location and functionality. Since many of these buttons and switches have fixed functionality, they cannot always be incorporated into third party applications. Therefore, there exists a need for an improved form factor for portable electronic devices, which allows functionality to extend to more than one surface of the device.”

This doesn’t mean that we should expect to see something like this anytime soon. Apple patents different technologies and products all the time, and not necessarily because it has any plans of bringing these ideas to the table. Patents simply give users an idea of what to expect from Apple and what the company may be experimenting with. In addition to that, patents also keep Apple’s competition from utilizing certain technologies, giving Apple a one-up.

So what do you think? Would you be interested in an iPhone that has a screen that wraps all the way around your device? I, for one, think it’s a neat idea but not one that I think I would particularly enjoy using. But don’t let me spoil it for you; I’m still waiting on my Star Wars-esque holo-projector…..

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