Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Well, friends. It’s been an eventful few weeks here in Olathe, Kansas. Business is booming as usual, everyone is going crazy for the NCAA tournament and our annual office pool, and we’re bringing on several new techs to keep up with the workload from our loyal customer base. Stay tuned to meet the newbies. We’re following all the Apple product development rumors for you, and it’s looking more and more likely that a new iPhone or two will be at least announced if not available on shelves by summer 2013. We may, as the rumors have been suggesting, see a cheaper model made from alternative materials, or it may just be the yearly processor and feature upgrade in the form of a 5S. In the mean time, if you drop your iPhone 5, or for that matter your MacBook Pro, iPod or iPad, we’re here to help.
And for you particularly fanatical Apple nuts, you’ll be pleased to know a second Steve Jobs biopic has been green lighted, and in fact will beat the Kutcher film to the small screen. The interweb screen, that is. Before Jobs is released later this year, check out the self-proclaimed FiRST movie about Steve Jobs at Funny or Die, “iSteve”. Here’s a teaser:
Have a great week, everyone.
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Hey folks. If you called in on Tuesday, February 26 you may have wondered why one of our wonderful customer service representatives wasn’t available to take your call. Unfortunately for the second time ever, iResQ has had to close up for a day due to severe winter weather. But that doesn’t mean we’ve gone anywhere- we’re continuing to take orders placed online and will be back to help you tomorrow when the plows clear the foot and a half of snow and ice that’s falling on top of last Thursday’s foot and a half of snow and ice that still hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s kind of serene when you look at it in one small picture, but it’s pretty nasty when you’re under it:
For those of you in warm sunny climates, enjoy the weather. For those in the midwest who are buried, hunker down and get cozy. We’ll be back in no time for more of the MacBook, iPod, iPhone and iPad repairs you’ve come to depend on. Take care.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
Hello everyone! Hope you’re staying warm wherever you are, because the midwest winter is not relenting today. But here’s something to keep things toasty: a smoking hot deal on MacBook LCDs. If you have a black or white plastic or polycarbonate MacBook with a broken screen, for the next two weeks we will repair it for $29 off. That’s as low as $150 on some models, which is some kind of record. Just enter the coupon code “JANUARYDEAL” at checkout to get your discount. Enjoy your week, especially if you live in Baltimore or the Bay Area, or your last name is Harbaugh.
Monday, December 31st, 2012
Hey everyone. Like Keith said, it’s been a big year, and we’re not done yet. We’ll be counting our inventory late into the evening tonight, but we’re pushing it into high gear when 2013 comes around. Check back later this week for some New Year deals on MacBook, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air repairs! Have fun and be safe tonight, friends.
Friday, December 21st, 2012
I can’t recall a bigger year for Apple since I started writing about them. 2012 ushered in a whole new era for the company. Changes at the top in the wake of Steve Job’s much too early departure will resonate for a long time to come.
There’s almost too much news to talk about regarding Apple in 2012 that it’s really tough to even start! So let’s just begin with the hardware. Once the Retina Display was introduced to the iPhone, we all knew the inevitable: Apple would phase in the Retina Display in all of its product lines, and justly so. It started with the third generation iPad earlier in the year and creeped its way into the MacBook Pro and then the iPod product lines.
Regarding the first big release in 2012, the iPad 3, (or to the confusion of consumers around the world, the “New iPad”) while not a radical change in form factor, was a pretty big leap forward in technology. Much faster and with a gorgeous display, it was hard for many to pass up. Our technicians made quick work out of figuring out a fast and efficient way to repair the iPad 3, although the iPad 2 still holds the number one spot in terms of repair quantities.
As the iPad became more and more ubiquitous, schools around the United States began to adopt this technology in the classroom as a learning tool. And who do these schools turn to when they need high volume repairs? I need not say. We specialize in iPad repairs by the masses.
But I digress. Next comes the MacBook Pro. The MacBook Pro with Retina Display was an Apple fanatic’s dream come true. Although pricey, many were quick to adopt this product.
The biggest changes of the year, though, did not come around until September. This was when things got a little crazy. The iPhone 5 was announced to cheers and jeers around the world. Many people were not impressed and were underwhelmed with the new phone. While there may appear to be a sense of “new phone every year” fatigue, the numbers speak for themselves. The phone sold like crazy and put up record numbers amidst the so called “Scuffgate” and “Apple Mapsgate”, which many believe ultimately lead to the end of Scott Forstall’s career at Apple. Let me go ahead and get this out though, the iPhone 5 is my favorite Apple device of all time.
The iPhone 5 wasn’t it for 2012 though. Just a few weeks after the iPhone 5 announcement, Apple had more. And they did what Steve Jobs publicly said he wouldn’t do; Apple released a smaller iPad. The iPad Mini is what people wanted and Apple delivered just in time for the holiday season. I applaud you, Apple. Well done. The device is gorgeous and holding one makes me want one in addition to my iPad 3…..uh oh. Apple released an iPad 4 the SAME YEAR as the iPad 3! Goodbye 30-pin dock connector, hello Lightning Connector. And just when you thought they were done, Apple announced the iPod Touch 5 and the iPod Nano 7, both of which garnered rave reviews.
This is just a small outline of 2012, though. Each one of the items I mentioned above are giant news stories on their own. Needless to say, this was a huge year for Apple and for iResQ. As iOS devices become more ubiquitous, iResQ becomes more needed in the industry. Just remember, it is always cheaper to repair your device than to replace it.
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