Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
It’s been less than a week after the new third generation iPad was released and we have already seen quite a few of them come in for repair. I was expecting one or two here and there for the first week or two, but crazy enough, we have had A LOT of broken new iPads come in. To the right you will see one that we just received. This is the before picture of it showing the cracked glass. I’ll post the after pic later on after one of our techs fixes it. Let me tell you this, our techs are now officially experts on repairing the new third gen iPad. Each of them has had the chance to fix at least one of these new devices. From what I hear from the tech room, fixing these iPads is not all that different than fixing an iPad 2. A few minor nuances here and there, but it is mostly the same.
What do you think about this? Are you surprised that so many of these new iPads are breaking so quick? Or is this all just a matter of numbers? Apple has already said that the new iPad has sold more than any of its previous two installments in the past (limited to weekend release sales). More new iPads out there increases the likelihood that we are going to see more broken screens. I’m not too sure. I suspect this has something to do with the increase in weight between the iPad 2 and the newest iPad. It is heavier and I think this increases the chances of the screen breaking when it is dropped.
Check back later. We’ll have more news for you.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
I promised you some exciting news and I will deliver. Remember when I posed the question of how long it will take before we see a new iPad in for repair? Well that question has been answered: 1 day! Yes, folks, it took just one day before we got an order in for a screen repair on the new iPad. I’m beside myself right now. We officially announced and released our new iPad repairs on Friday afternoon and the first order was placed on Saturday morning for cracked glass repair!! (Click image for hi-res).
Luckily for this customer we were here from DAY 1 offering repairs on the new iPad. No one else can claim this, just the friendly folks here at iResQ that truly offer what you want: a speedy, reliable, and affordable experience without all the nonsense. I’ll post another blog later on today with more pictures of the broken iPad and pictures of the new iPad repaired by one of our technicians. But first, let me give you one observation; the new iPad is pretty heavy compared to the iPad 2. It feels about the same weight as the original iPad. This means that if you drop your new iPad, it will more than likely have a greater chance of cracking.
If you find yourself in a situation that left you with a broken new iPad, this is the place to go. Here are our screen repair services for the new iPad Gen 3:
Remember, we’ll be adding more repair services for the Gen 3 iPad so keep on checking back.
Friday, March 2nd, 2012
…and who would argue with that? Apple has simply done things right in the technology world and doesn’t seem to want to slow down. Ultimately, this means more Apple products are out there, which increases the likelihood of damaged iPods, iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. This is where iResQ comes into the equation. Being in business since the mid 1990’s, iResQ has something that most Apple repair companies DON’T have. That is experience. Simply put, you can trust iResQ to fix your MacBook or MacBook Pro.
Back to the news at hand. CNN reports that Apple is making shockwaves across not only the computer and smartphone industry, but all industries in general. Given the fact that Steve Jobs passed away last year, it is amazing that this company continues to strive, especially in the current economic climate. If there is anything you can count on nowadays, it’s the fact that Apple continues to innovate and continues to push the benchmarks on what can be possible with an everyday gadget such as the iPhone or iPad.
Here’s to Apple! Long may you run.
Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Well folks, the iPad 2 has been out less than a five days and we have already received and repaired one!! And we have pictures to boot! This particular iPad 2 is a Black 16GB AT&T 3G. Dillon, our resident iPhone and iPad repair guru, had the pleasure of doing this first repair.
He did a wonderful job, I might add. We now have quite a few full-service repairs on our iPad 2 repair site including the following services:
Keep checking back for more iPad 2 repair and screen replacement services.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Somehow, I forgot to include this article in my last blog post. Matt Hickey, who is now a dear friend of ours, posted about us back in December when we repaired his iPad.
You can check out the blog article here: Forget DIY repair. Sometimes, you need the pros
SIDE NOTE: I really enjoy that CNet tech blog and Matt’s contributions; maybe you will like it too.
Here’s what his iPad looked like before we got ahold of it (Thanks Matt for the pics):
In other news, we’re gearing up for a big March, and the iPad 2 launch which is rumored to take place next week. We’ve all seen the rumors… 3G on every model and the front and rear facing cameras seem to be the popular theory. Also, with a little less fanfare, new MacBook Pros are rumored for next week. Stay tuned, and let’s get that Apple stock back up! It’s been dropping over the last few days.
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