Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We certainly did here at iResQ and we’re back at it, as busy as ever. Apple keeps selling more of their products and we keep getting more repairs in. Makes sense.
The latest phenomenon we’ve seen around the office is an increase in the iPod Touch 4th Generation screen repairs. Something must have happened nation-wide that caused all the iPod Touches to break at once… Conspiracy theorists? After talking to a few customers, I might have figured it out:
It seems that the iPod Touch was a real hit this year as a holiday gift, especially for young ones. I know that my (almost) 5-year old niece got a Touch from Santa and uses it to make videos of herself singing, among other things. I don’t need to go into that story further, but let’s just say that Santa almost messed up and got a Nano and that just wouldn’t have worked out for her. Unfortunately, a lot of these little ones have had trouble holding onto the iPods and they have broken the screens. My niece hasn’t cracked hers yet, but it’s only a matter of time. It happens, and there’s something about Apple products — when you have one, even for a short amount of time, it’s hard to live without them!
I’m told that a 64gb iPod Touch when taken to the Apple store for repair is somewhere in the neighborhood of $199 plus tax. Given all the above information, I can certainly see why we’re getting so many iPod Touches in for repair, since we charge half that ($100 currently) for that iPhone Touch 4th Generation screen/glass/digitizer repair, and even less for older models. We also repair just about every other Apple product in existence for much less than typical repair pricing or replacement costs.
It’s a tragedy when these devices get damaged, and especially heartbreaking when a child has to experience the horror first hand. If it happens to you or someone you know, you know what to do! (Hint)
That’s it for now, let us know if you need us!
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Alec Baldwin walks onto an airplane…
I know — too easy. Most of you have probably heard about the American Airlines conflict yesterday when Alec Baldwin was kicked off a plane because he refused to turn his iPad off. If you haven’t seen the news yet, check it out here: Alec Baldwin latest celebrity to clash with airline
None of the articles I have read have confirmed what we all want to know: Did he have an iPad or iPad 2? Black or white? I know he was playing “Words with Friends” and tweeting, but that’s not enough info. We need details. I don’t know if Mr. Baldwin has dropped his iPad, but we’re ready to take care of him if he needs it.
That’s the only confirmed news I have for you today in the Apple world, and you didn’t come here for celebrity news or gossip so that will be the end of it.
Some random Thursday thoughts:
– The rumor mills are reporting that Apple is soon to release a line of televisions. I can’t wait to see how Apple changes that market next.
– Albert Pujols signed by the Angels. 🙁
– My college basketball team is in the top 10. 🙂
– The snow has started falling in KC, be careful out there!
Time to get back to work, thanks for reading!
Friday, November 18th, 2011
“The iPhone Drop Heard ‘Round the World” … or at least around the Internet. Maybe you’ve heard of this famous phone? Well, we at iResQ certainly know our way around this phone and it’s no coincidence that we took care of the damage.
I am getting ahead of myself here. Let me introduce the phone that I am going on and on about. Check out this iPhone 4S drop test (embedded below) that has almost 9 million views to date:
So there you have it. Probably one of the most famed and legendary iPhone 4S ever to grace the silver screen. I just made it even more popular by posting the video here!
Not surprisingly, the ladies and gentlemen who dropped and damaged this critically-acclaimed iPhone 4S came calling iResQ to fix it up. This is the part where a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll stop yapping. Check out these before and after pics:
There you have it. The iPhone 4S breaks, as simple as that. It is made of glass housing on both the front and back. Just make sure you let a proven pro (hint – us) handle your Apple iPhone 4S repair if you need it. Oh, and if you drop your Samsung Galaxy, maybe you can sell it for scrap and go buy an iPhone? Just kidding.
Have a great Turkey Day everyone!
Friday, October 14th, 2011
Well, the iPhone 4S is finally here. Luckily the weather out here in Kansas City has been terrific so all of those avid iPhone lovers camping out didn’t have to bear through the heat of early summer. And guess what! iResQ is offering repairs on the iPhone 4S as of…..well, TODAY!! Check out our iPhone 4S Repair page when you get the opportunity. We are proud to be the first in the market to offer such repairs.
So… should you find yourself breaking your brand new iPhone 4S today, tomorrow, or any other day, you know where to go.
Moving on, let’s talk iOS 5. I tried installing that sucker the minute it was announced. No luck. Every time I would go to update my iPhone 4, the whole thing would stop when iTunes attempted connecting to the Apple servers. Makes sense, everyone was trying to do this at the same time. After a long night of band practice, I was finally able to install iOS 5 on my phone a little after midnight CST. Needless to say, I went to sleep without getting to mess around with the new iOS that much. No problem though. On Thursday I was able to test out all of the new features I had been looking forward to for quite a while. Let me tell you this, Notifications is awesome. I love it. I’m just about ready to induct it into the iPhone hall of fame. You’ll know what I am talking about when you get your hands on it. Another great thing with the the new iOS is the updated Camera App. Being able to access the camera from the lock screen saves me precious seconds. This doesn’t sound like much, but when you have a two-year old that is all over the place, those few fleeting seconds matter tremendously. One last thing not necessarily iOS 5 related, Scribblenauts!! Now iTunes has it for only $4.99. That sounds a bit high for an app, but the DS game was over $30. That’s a deal to me. I wanted to get this game for my Nintendo DS but never did. Don’t be fooled by the cartoony nature of the game, it may not be for everybody, but it’s awesome.
Well, the weather is beautiful, the Chiefs have a bye week coming off of two straight wins, and it’s Friday. I love it.
Talk to you later.
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Well well well. Apple Apple Apple. Rumors rumors rumors. Developers developers developers. What do you have in store for us, ole mighty Apple? I guess it’s nothing new. Whenever we approach the impending release of Apple’s newest incarnation of its cellular device, people get excited. Rumors begin to surface. Technical specifications tend to leak out. Drunken software engineer’s leave iPhone prototypes on barstools. You name it. Well, just when you think you have heard it all, our very own Al Gore gets involved in the picture purportedly stating that the iPhones (yes that was plural) will be coming out next month (October). iPhones. Not just one. What does this mean!!! Oh my! Will Apple release an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S? Will Apple release only an iPhone 4S but with multiple carriers? Is the new iPhone going to be Nintendo’s next Wii Remote? What will they do!!!!!
Sorry for the exclamation. All this talk has begun to fry my brain. To be honest, no matter what Apple releases everyone that loves Apple is going to love it. I’m going to love it. And guess what? iResQ is going to love it. And love it we will. From the moment the new iPhone is released, we will be sure to offer repairs on it no matter the model, no matter the carrier. iPhone 4S repairs…no problem. iPhone 5 repairs…yep. Rest assured, we are on the case.
In the mean time, we are still offering the ever so popular iPod Touch 4 screen replacement service for only $100. Think about that. How much did your iPod Touch cost you? $229? $299? $399? By fixing your Touch instead of buying a new one, you are going to save yourself AT LEAST $100. This is no chump change.
Well, the week is almost over and I am looking forward to the weekend. My home at Lee’s Summit is hosting its annual Oktoberfest and I am stoked.
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