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Get All the Apple Product Rentals You Need in One Place

Posted by admin | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 19-08-2019

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Whether planning your next big event, undertaking a huge business project, or conducting marketing surveys, Apple products offer all the tools you need to get the job done faster and easier. While some vendors may offer one or two Apple products to meet your rental needs, Rentacomputer.com offers you the opportunity to get all of your iPad rentals, iMac rentals, MacBook rentals, Apple accessories, and more all in one place to ensure that you get the right product to fit your needs. Read on to learn more about all of the Apple product rentals offered by Rentacomputer.com.

Macbook Rentals

MacBook rentals

When selecting laptop rentals for your creative or business projects, making sure that you select the right product is essential to helping your team get the job done. Rentacomputer.com offers a full-range of MacBook rentals to fit all of your rental needs. 

  • The original MacBook is Apple’s most compact and lightweight laptop to date, with the capabilities and performance of a full-sized laptop. Equipped with a seventh generation Intel Core processor, MacBook rentals are capable of processing vast amounts of data quickly, while also offering the tools your creative team needs to produce stunning graphics. With its superior portability and performance, the MacBook is an excellent choice for business travelers, presentations, conferences, and other corporate events. 
  • Sleek, reliable, and fully portable, the MacBook Pro is the most popular model of Apple laptop rentals. Our MacBook Pro rentals are light enough to go anywhere while being powerful enough to complete even the most demanding projects. With a T2 security chip and a high-speed solid-state drive, the MacBook Pro gives your team the power to turn their creative vision into a reality while keeping their data secure. Read Why Your Business Should Be Using MacBook Pro Rentals to explore the benefits of renting a MacBook Pro. 
  • The MacBook Air is Apple’s most popular ultra-mobile laptop. The Retina display on our MacBook Air rentals has been upgraded to a resolution of 2560×1600 and an upgraded keyboard that provides 4 times more key stability than traditional models. 

iPad rentals

Rentacomputer.com proudly includes the full line of iPads in our rental inventory. With excellent mobility and superior performance, iPads are the ideal fit for conferences and large marketing projects. For more on how you can utilize iPads in your events, check out Ideas for Using iPads to Increase Guest Engagement at Your Next Event.

  • The iPad Classic is both powerful and efficient. Capable of running several apps at once, iPad Classic rentals are also compatible with the iPencil making it the perfect tool for taking notes and using sketch apps to work on ideas from anywhere. The 8MP built-in camera with 1080P HD video makes the iPad Classic ideal for video and photos. 
  • More advanced and powerful than the iPad Classic, iPad Pro rentals are thin, lightweight, and packed with the tools your team needs. The redesigned iPad Pro features a liquid retina display, iPencil compatibility, and an A12X Bionic chip making it ideal for deploying in large quantities at conferences and for data collection projects. Our iPad Pro rentals can be paired with a wide array of accessory rentals, including Apple keyboard, a charging station, and much more. 
  • The thin and lightweight, iPad Air rentals are ideally suited for deployment in marketing and data collection projects. The iPad Air boasts the same power as the iPad classic in a smaller form which makes it suitable for large-scale deployment at conferences. 
  • iPad Mini rentals are small, fast, and powerful. The cost-effectiveness of the Mini makes it the perfect mobile technology to deploy in large quantities for your next event or project. 

Desktop rentals

Truly powerful and equipped to handle even the most demanding creative and business projects, our Apple desktop rentals are the ultimate all-in-one desktop computer. Our wide selection of Apple desktop rentals means that your team will always have the tools they need to get the job done. 

  • Apple’s most powerful desktop computer, our iMac rentals is equipped with the speed and power to handle any project. With screens ranging in size from 20” to 27” and 32GB of Ram, the iMac is ideal for corporate events, short-term creative projects, video editing, and other uses. Our iMac rentals can be preloaded with the software you need for your project. 
  • The speed and power of our iMac Pro rentals is unmatched. Built for fast image processing, video and photo editing, software development and testing, and a host of other creative tasks, our iMac Pro rentals are capable of handling all of your creative and business projects. With powerful graphics and processors, advance storage options, and extensive memory, the iMac Pro gives you and your team the capability to handle any type of project. Working on a film project? We offer camera rentals and video production services to make your project a success. Check out our article Who is the iMac Pro Most Useful To to find out if the it’s the right choice for you. 

iPhone rentals

iPhones are the most popular cell phone rentals we offer for conferences and events. Our iPhone rentals are available in a variety of models, ranging from the iPhone 5 to the newest iPhone X-series. 

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Apple accessory rentals

In addition to Apple desktops, MacBooks, iPhones, and iPads, we also offer a wide array of accessories to accompany your Apple rentals. Whether you need iPencils for notetaking, iPad Square Stands for point of sales, or iPad Charging Stations we have the accessories you need to complete your Apple rentals. 

The equipment you need, wherever you need it

When you rent from us, you get the best equipment and top-of-the-line support. Our trained technicians deliver, set up, and prepare all of your Apple product rentals so that you and your event planner can focus on delivering the best experience for your event attendees. Our agents coordinate all the logistics of delivery and installation and can have techs on call to troubleshoot and fix any problems that may arise with your rental technology. Get a quote for your Apple product rentals today.

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Tech Travel Agent: Randy MooreAre you thinking about a short term Apple rental? You’ll have peace of mind in knowing Randy Moore is our Apple event specialist. Randy can answer any questions you have about renting Apple products–in any quantity, for any type of event. Contact Randy today at 1-800-736-8772 ext. 225 or fill out a fast, easy online quote form.

 

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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.

iPhone X Series Rentals

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.

iPhones on a budget

 

Discount iPhone rentals

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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Apple Drops New Updates for iOS, macOS, and watchOS

Posted by Alex Burton | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 24-01-2017

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Apple is now rolling out its latest software updates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, and watchOS. Each release promises to fix some bugs and improve overall performance.

iOS 10.2.1 has been in beta for several weeks now, and its finally available for all. It has only came out a little less than a month after Apple released the more major iOS 10.2 update, so the primary fix is bugs and performance. If you want to test this new software but dont have an iPhone or dont want to spend all that money, you can rent an iPhone today!

macOS Sierra 10.12.3 has some significant updates, here are a few;

  • Resolved problems with PDF documents
  • Improves automatic graphics switching on MacBook Pro
  • Fixed Safari bug that purged MacBook Pro battery life

watchOS 3.1.3 had a fairly minor release focused on bug fixes and performance improvement. Some of the apps that got fixes include Activity, Calendar, Maps, Messages, and notifications.

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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. 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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iPhone 7 Flop or Not?

Posted by rreeve | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 07-06-2016

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With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference coming up, speculation and interest in the newest iPhone, the iPhone 7, is increasing, and consumers are asking an important question. Will Apple’s next iPhone be a complete bust? Based on leaked information combined with speculation by a myriad of tech journalists, reports aren’t looking favorable for Apple’s latest gadget. While online leaks can be exciting and fun for the consumer, Apple’s iPhone is perhaps the biggest victim of online leaks out of any tech device out there.

 

Due to online information leaks, consumers have access to the presumed specifications of the iPhone 7. By the time Tim Cook finally “releases” the iPhone on stage this fall, the researched consumer might not have anything left to discover about the device. That being said, don’t expect anything too exciting for the iPhone 7. Based on what leaked information and rumors suggest, the next iPhone will look very similar to the iPhone 6S. It will come in two sizes, of course have better cameras, a faster processor, run iOS 10, ditch the headphone jack and have less antenna lines on the backside. The 5.5-inch model will most likely come with two cameras and a smart connector.

 

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Apple is considering switching to a different redesign cycle. That is, instead of releasing a new redesign every two years, it may be three years until you get your hands on an iPhone 8. But don’t worry, as unexciting and old as the iPhone 7 looks, information on the iPhone 8 is already being leaked. It is rumored that the iPhone 8 will feature an all-glass design and a Touch ID sensor integrated right into the display!

 

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Sonos To Get Apple Music On December 15th

Posted by Zack | Posted in Consumer Electronics | Posted on 01-12-2015

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If you’ve been waiting patiently for Apple Music on Sonos then your wait is over! Sonos is making good on a promise it made back in June and stated on Monday that Apple’s new streaming music service will debut on the company’s wireless speakers before the end of 2015. Apple Music will become available as a public beta on Sonos starting December 15th with general availability starting in the beginning of 2016. According to Apple Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, “We’re big fans of Sonos. We’ve been looking forward to this.”

Sonos will allow people to access Apple Music’s For Your, My Music, New, and Radio from Apple Music. The only thing you won’t have access to is Connect. Connect is a social feature that is designed to link artists with their fans. The focus here is curated streaming, which Sonos co-founder and CEO John MacFarlane says is the driving factor behind most of the music listening that happens on Sonos speakers these days.

According to a statement from MacFarlane, “Well over 90% of the music people listen to on Sonos speakers is from streaming services. We think Apple Music is going to be a catalyst that will raise that percentage even higher. What we’ve found is that as Sonos owners discover streaming services like Apple Music they use the local collections they have on their home computers and cell phones less and less.”

Sonos, for the longest time, has offered a very large menu of streaming music services. The addition of Apple Music seems like something that should have been included from the get go, especially considering its Beats Music predecessor had been available on Sonos since January of 2014 until it was shut down in November. So what was the call for the wait? Why was Apple not offering Apple Music right from the start? Well, according to Cue, “It’s important to get the integration right the first time out. Apple has a high bar for this stuff; So does Sonos. Apple Music isn’t even six months old yet, so this really did not take much time at all.”

Sonos just debuted a new flagship speaker, the PLAY:5, in addition to a very niffty speaker-tuning app called Trueplay. This speaker is the latest non-Apple product to debut Apple Music over the past couple months. Back in the beginning of November, Apple brought the Apple Music streaming service to Android, which marked the first time the company had ever offered one of its services on one of Google’s mobile platforms. If you want to know how to join the Apple Music beta on Sonos then click here.

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

Apple’s latest Apple TV is currently on sale in 80 countries, though the Siri remote only supports voice commands for 12 of those countries. You can get yours now today from Apple’s online store.

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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.

Apple's New Wrap-Around Screen Patent

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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