If you're like is here at Mac Rentals, then you woke up one day, plugged in your iPhone or iPad to backup and add some apps, and discovered that the App Store on iTunes on your computer was GONE! Apparently this was done in an effort to streamline iTunes and bring back it's focus on Music, Videos, and TV shows. But to many users in the enterprise, as well as many others, this was a big blow to how we get things done on our iOS devices.
Luckily someone at Apple noticed the chatter on various boards and brought back the App Store to a special version of iTunes. We don't know how long it will remain there or if it will be updated to future versions, but for now you can download version 12.6.3 with the App Store by using this link.
Have you been experiencing issues with the touchscreen on your Apple iPad or iPhone? Have you had your screen replaced somewhere other than the Apple Store and have upgraded to iOS 11? Users are reporting unresponsive displays and other touchscreen issues on iOS 11 with aftermarket screen replacements. We've noticed this firsthand here at Mac Rentals on some iPhones. A quick update to iOS 11.0.3 seems to fix this issue, along with fixes to the haptic feedback on iPhone 7s and some audio issues on various models.
iOS 11 has not been without it's share of hiccups so far, but at least fixes are coming fairly quickly. The key complaint many users are having is significantly shorter battery life with some iPhones giving out 2-3 hours faster than with iOS 10.3.3.
Mac Rentals still has a good inventory of rental iPads and iPhones in both iOS 10.3.3 and iOS 11.0.3 configurations. If you need a rental iPad to test your apps on iOS 11 and don't want to upgrade your own unit, give us a call! 800-756-6227.
Apple May Extend Deadline To Sign Up for AppleCare+ To One Year. Rumors abound that Apple may soon extend the deadline to sign up for AppleCare+ for iPhones to one year, falling in line with the Apple TV and other devices. This includes iPhones and would be terrific news! The current deadline is 60 days after purchase.
Source: Mac Rumors
Rent an Oculus Rift Headset!
Ready to explore virtual reality? Renting an Oculus Rift headset from Mac Rentals is a great way to bring the latest technology craze to your next event, meeting, or customer presentation. Oculus Rift rentals can include the necessary virtual reality headset and peripherals and the laptop or tower computer to drive it. Mac Rentals is your one stop virtual reality Oculus Rift rental source. Do you have a need for quantity or bulk Oculus Rift rentals for your next event? Give us a call and speak with a live representative Monday-Friday 9am-5pm PST. We answer the phone!
Everyone who owns a Mac laptop, iPhone, iPad, or iPod has encountered this situation... a still-usable cable is fraying and dangerous to use, but is expensive to replace. Thanks to Appleinsider.com we have found a moldable glue that might do the trick. It's relatively cheap compared to a new MacBook AC adapter and might have other uses for you! Check it out, but don't try to fix anything as bad as this one! Moldable Glue.
New rumors suggest that an iPad refresh may not launch until May or June, contrary to the original rumors of a March release. Guess we'll just have to wait a bit longer to see what Apple has up it's sleeve! Source. In the meantime, get all of your iPad rental needs filled right here at Mac Rentals!
Be careful out there, another example of malware targeting Macs has surfaced this week. This one shows up as a file, titled "U.S. Allies and Rivals Digest Trump's Victory - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace" and uses macros to try to infect your computer. Read this article for more info.
The iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil make a compelling replacement for a laptop and a notebook the next time you trade. Choose a 9.7" iPad Pro or full size 12.9" iPad Pro and jot down electronic notes, surf the internet, check email, and get work done all on an ultralight iPad! Contact us for your iPad Pro rentals today. iPads in Business.