Thursday, February 1st, 2018
‘Right to Repair’ is gaining popularity, and we wanted to share with you what has been going on right now. Many states are attempting to have legislation vote in favor of ‘Right to Repair.’ This would give repair shops access to parts and service manuals for Apple products, so they are able to repair them just as Apple does right now.
The people for this legislation want it to happen because they believe that repair shops should be able to repair their devices with OEM parts instead of generic ones.
Apple doesn’t want this to happen because they monopolize on the cost of repairs for MacBooks, iPhones, iPads, and iPods because they know owners can’t get the OEM parts from anywhere else. If ‘Right to Repair’ passes, repair shops can offer it and they can do it for a better price.
Right now, these states are the states are currently looking to pass ‘Right to Repair’ legislation.
As you can see, Kansas is on this list, so we of course want this legislation to pass. This would enable us to provide even more than we already do for our customers.
We do want to say that while this would be great for us, what we offer now isn’t low quality. We always use the VERY best in parts when we do repairs. We never buy the lowest quality parts just so we can make more money off our repairs. We know this could end up limiting the longevity of our repairs, and we’re not willing to do that to our customers.
Do we think OEM parts are better than non-OEM? Not really. Some people prefer OEM parts just because they feel better that the parts are the same as the ones that came in their devices originally. As we all know, OEM parts’ longevity isn’t fail proof, or well, they wouldn’t need repairs, especially when it’s case where it’s not damage but simple malfunctioning.
So, even though this may pass and it may be something we do when it does, that doesn’t downgrade what we do now. We still stand fully behind the parts we use in all of our repairs and will always stand behind it.
Have questions about our repair services? Contact us today.
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
“There is a developing consensus around the world including Silicon Valley that the potential long-term consequences of new technologies need to be factored in at the outset and no company can outsource that responsibility.”
Apple is currently investigating the letter that has been brought to their attention. Since Apple is the leader in mobile devices, it makes sense this would be brought to them. They have the money to support these claims, and they can have an effect on the addiction that is occurring among children.
Of course, Apple probably thinks this isn’t a problem on their part, but on society and technology as a whole. At some point, parental involvement has to be considered, as children do not have the funds or capability to purchase these devices on their own.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out for Apple and everyone involved.
We often receive devices that parents say belong to their children. We had one parent say that we can take our time because it means that their children wouldn’t be able to have access to it, and that is greatly needed since they spend a majority of their time in front of the screen.
We suspect that children will likely find another screen to stare at, depending on if that is accessible. Sure, some children may head outdoors, but those are the ones who likely would have headed outdoors anyway, so it’s not really the mobile device that is effecting there activity level.
We agree with the iPhone addiction or technology addiction wholeheartedly. It is something that needs to be looked at and solved. Whether that is on Apple’s shoulders or someone else’s is another question.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
Have you ever stepped foot into an Apple store? If you have, you will likely know what this person in a Business Insider article is talking about.
This person reported, “I got my iPhone screen repaired by Apple, and my phone bricked the next day.”
She also says, “I visited the Apple Store four times in a week, and each time was chaotic and disorganized.”
The author of this article says that she was rushing to the subway one day, tripped, fell and her iPhone cracked. The screen was destroyed, but it still worked well so she decided to wait on paying the $150 screen repair fee.
It wasn’t too long after that she dropped her phone and a piece of glass come out of it. With the gaping hole, she knew that it would only be a moment of time before the functionality of the phone would be affected.
On a Sunday afternoon, she went to the Apple Store. It turned into a nightmare.
The store was stunning to her and there were a lot of employees working that day.
Despite all of the people working there, no one came up to her to help her. There was also no central place to ask someone for help.
She finally saw someone walking coming, so she asked for help. That person handed her off to someone else who then handed her off to someone else.
The fourth person was a technician and said he would have the screen repaired in two hours. She went to do some errands for four hours, and then she received an email that her phone was ready for pickup.
She went to the store again, and once again, handed over to three different employees. She was told to stand by the Apple Watches while they got her phone. While she stood there, employees raced by her one after another and they all seemed so stressed.
After 20 minutes, they handed me my phone and I had to pay the $150 plus tax.
It seemed as though everything was great with the phone, until she landed in Las Vegas the day after. As she was sending a text, the phone when black.
The phone bricked.
This means that it was dead. Not operational… just useless.
When she got back home from her trip, she decided to visit a different store because she figured it may be better. She was wrong. It was still disorganized, chaotic, and unhelpful. After telling her story repeatedly, she was given a new phone.
While she has a new iPhone now, she did get a chance to use a backup phone – the Google Pixel 2 when her iPhone bricked. She now prefers that one over the iPhone.
The moral of this story is to just send your iPhone to iResQ for repair. Why mess with the stress when you can easily avoid it by using us.
Thursday, January 4th, 2018
There are quite a lot of cell phone repair shops in this country and probably lots of them near you. Picking the right one can sometimes seem daunting—especially if you’re not sure whom you can trust. So let us help you determine where you should bring your device for a quick and efficient fix.
When you speak with someone who can repair your phone, you’ll want to ask about their experience. At our repair center, we have many years of experience between us as well as a history of fixing every type of cell phone and other technological device under the sun. From iPhones to Androids, Macs to PCs, and Kindles to iPads, we’re your best choice.
We also understand what it means to be professional in our work. We want to ensure that everyone who comes into our store and everyone we visit has a positive experience with us and a general comfort with both our knowledge base and our interactive skills. We do believe in putting our customers first, which is why we do everything we can to make sure you will be happy with our service, including visiting you at home or at the office when you can’t come to us.
Some people consider bringing their phones to a friend or family member who dabbles in repair, but this will never be as safe or as efficient as bringing it to a professional. Even the kiosks in the mall don’t offer the kind of well-rounded services a store like ours can. In addition, we always promise to have your phone back to you within 24 hours of when you agree to have your repairs done. Now that’s a guarantee you can count on.
No one should start working on your phone without telling you what is needed for a repair and how much it will cost. This could easily put you in a difficult position, which we will never do. We even give you a free diagnostic, which lets you know everything we intend to fix and the breakdown of the price. Only when you decide to have your phone repaired with us will we begin our work.
Call today to speak with a technician and begin your repair process. You can either stop by our store or we can come to you.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
If you bought an iPhone 8 or an iPhone 8 Plus when they was released earlier this fall, you’re a bit of an anomaly. In fact, many wonder if Apple made a huge mistake by releasing them just over a month ahead of the much-hyped iPhone X (pronounced iPhone 10—not “ex”).
It was back on September 22 that the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus drew minimal lines outside satellite stores, and it’s really no wonder. The television and internet ads for the iPhone X by that point had techies abuzz. And while many expected the price of the iPhone X would prevent sales, that simply wasn’t the case.
According to a recent report, Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team took a huge gamble, and they lost. Had they waited until after the first of the year to release the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus would likely have been hailed as “the ultimate evolution of iPhone design.” Instead, the iPhone 8 and the 8 Plus are presently viewed as a shiny new smartphone with some updated chips.
What does this mean for owners of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus? Will it go the way of the iPhone 5C? Sources call the 5C a “dud,” and claim lackluster sales placed it in “pariah” status. While it’s unlikely the 8 and the 8 Plus will be labeled as pariahs (after all, they don’t have a plastic back), it could mean difficulties for owners when repairs are necessary. Some fear the trend will be to discourage repairs and urge upgrades to the iPhone X instead. Unfortunately not everyone wants or is in a position to shell out almost $1000 for a phone.
Theoretically, the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus have been sacrificed due to a lost gamble with the release of the iPhone X. This will result in a huge drop in iPhone sales at the end of the year, and experts fear even sales of the X won’t make up for that. After all, it’s now in short supply, and that’s expected to continue throughout the early part of 2018.
Meanwhile Google and Samsung are hyping up their advertising to target the iPhone 10. It will be interesting to compare their year-end numbers with Apple’s.
If you’ve purchased an iPhone8 or an iPhone 8 Plus and you’re running into glitches, a reputable repair service will keep you up and running. Talk with them about their expectations for the future of the phones. Seasoned repair professionals aren’t trying to sell you anything, and their expertise will typically save you money.
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