Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
iResQ is blowing up this week with iPhone 4S repairs, MacBook screen repairs, and iPad repairs. But we have pause briefly to discuss some very important ballyhoo. Yep, I just said ballyhoo. March 7 is the date we’ve been hearing this week. Apple’s March 7 Media Event should mark the arrival of a new iPad with Retina display (LCDs with a 2048×1536 resolution according to tinkers at MacRumors). And multiple retailers such as Target and Best Buy are lowering the prices of their iPad 2s, presumably in anticipation. So what does that mean for the fate of the iPad 2? Well, not much really. At least not in the immediate future. There are still plenty of iPhone 3GS in use (we see a plethora of 3GS and 4 iPhones for repair despite the iPhone 4S release last fall), and early indications seem to suggest that, aside from a speed bump and twice the resolution there aren’t necessarily going to be major fundamental differences between the iPad 2 and the iPad 3. You 3D proponents out there are going to have to wait a little longer.
Just a quick note on the Academy Awards, since I can’t help but dispense my opinions on movie culture. It’s no surprise that Hugo and The Artist cleaned up- both were beautifully stylized without being heavy-handed and both were earnest homages to film history at large. It’s the least I have disagreed with the Oscars in quite a while. What was interesting to me is how the Academy seems to respond when there isn’t a clear frontrunner in a given category, like this year’s Animated Feature. Nothing against Rango (I’m a big fan of Gore Verbinski), but it seems like when there isn’t a heralded Pixar picture then the judges essentially put recognizable names on a dart board and fire away (*cough* Kung Fu Panda 2 *cough*). The lack of a great Pixar film in 2011, and the In Memoriam montage serves as a reminder of, like him or hate him, how influential Steve Jobs was on so many facets of popular culture. Apple is moving forward, and I can’t imagine Pixar won’t as well, but I hope it’s with the same gusto and attention to perfect detail that we’ve come to expect. Ah, now I think I hear the music playing me off. Goodnight, everybody.
Monday, January 9th, 2012
Well we’re a week into 2012 and there’s not a ton to report. Not news: it’s January and it’s cold. Actually in the midwest it hasn’t been that cold, but this morning’s twenty-six degrees was frigid enough. Also not news: The NFL playoffs kicked off this weekend. I think someone at NBC, CBS or FOX made a mistake because I couldn’t find the Chiefs anywhere on TV. I’ll have to try next week, I guess. Pseudo-news: the iPad 3 rumors are a’churning. Apple has a few media events coming up, so we can probably expect at least one of the following three announcements.
First, and perhaps most exciting for rural/smaller market Apple fans (I’m looking at you North Dakota), Apple should be unveiling their plans for installing Apple retail mini-stores within Target stores already in place similar to those running within Best Buy stores currently. This may not be a big deal for those of us who can stroll into the multiple Apple stores within our respective metro areas, but I’ve had countless conversations with customers who have driven two or more hours to browse before they buy a MacBook Pro, iPod or iPad. Journey no more, friends. A retail store is coming to a Target near you.
Second, Apple TV rumors. Actually, it’s probably still too soon to hear anything from Cook and Co. regarding the third generation of the Apple TV, which consumers are expecting to cast off its five year misnomer and be an actual TV. But you can keep the buzz alive until we do hear something official.
Third, the iPad 3(D?). Again, perhaps I’m wishing too soon. Though 3D technology isn’t yet at the point where it will be completely accessible to the masses on a portable device like the iPad, there should be some improvements from the beloved iPad 2. Most of what I’ve heard regards the cameras, both of which should be improved. It sounds like the iPad 2 will remain in stores at a discounted price point as well, much like the iPhones 4 and 4s. As always, stay tuned for more.
Have a great week everybody. Especially you, Broncos/Tebow fans. Shortest overtime in NFL history. Let’s take another look, I think:
Friday, August 19th, 2011
It sure has been a while hasn’t it? Sorry about that. Business has been tremendously busy this entire summer. And as the summer winds down, we are gearing up for Apple’s latest round of press conferences and announcements. With rumors looming over us that the iPhone 5 will be released sometime in early October, we can’t wait to get our hands on one. It is so close, and yet so far away. And guess what, we will be ready to tackle any of your iPhone 5 repairs upon its release. We love every thing about new Apple products here, especially learning how to fix them!
Now, let’s talk about one of our featured iPod reapair services: iPod Touch Gen 4 Screen Repair – $100. The iPod Touch seems to be the most popular iPod out there. And that’s for good reason. If you don’t own or even want an iPhone, the iPod Touch is the best thing out there. In my opinion, the one thing that would make this device perfect (other than lowering the price…) is adding some kind of network coverage similar to the iPad (think iPod Touch with 3G). I’d be willing to bet that this will be a feature on the iPod Touch in the future, but I may be wrong. Either way, if you find yourself with a Touch Gen 4 that has a broken screen, iResQ can save your day.
Moving on to our next featured repair, we have iPad 2 Screen Repairs for only $209. That’s right, we will fix your iPad 2’s cracked glass for only $209. So don’t be distraught when you see your precious iPad 2 tumble to the ground. iResQ will get your iPad 2 fixed as quickly as possible.
Well, that’s all for now. It’s Friday, the Chiefs are playing tonight, and I’m ready to relax.
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
I am really excited to offer this opportunity to our customers. What’s the catch? Well, there isn’t really one. If there is one, it might be that you’ll have to put in an extra minute of work to get a discount. When it comes down to it, however, you will be helping to make a difference in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
This 10% discount is valid until June 11, 2011.
Here’s how to get the discount, and then I’ll give details after for those interested:
Before you ask, yes the donation is tax deductible to my knowledge. If you want to make a bigger donation than $5, that would be amazing, but I can only give you a 10% discount.
This is a great deal for you! Let’s say you have a 15″ MacBook pro (Aluminum) with a broken screen. Our price for that repair is $299. By donating $5 or more, you will get a $29.90 refund back on your credit card. Most importantly, you will be helping the the 25 million Americans affected by diabetes and over 79 million at risk for developing diabetes.
We care at iResQ. We have folks on our staff (including owner) who have diabetes. I personally have several family members that are affected or were affected.
You can find details about the Tour-de-Cure program from their website: http://tour.diabetes.org/
My friend Aaron is of course taking part in the Kansas City ride, where he will bike 60 miles.
I encourage anyone interested in the program to check out the site (linked above) and donate or participate.
Back to work! On a side note, we’ve been seeing tons of broken iPad 2’s. Everyone be careful with those things, but know that we’re here to repair your iPad 2 if you need us.
Thanks and until next time,
Friday, April 1st, 2011
It’s been a while since our last blog post. We do apologize. Simply put, we have been flooded with repairs, especially iPad 2 screen repairs. Seriously, in proportion to the first generation iPad, we have seen way more iPad 2’s come in for repair. As to why, we can only speculate. My best guess is that most people probably waited for a next gen iPad to be released before taking the plunge and getting one. Or perhaps it is because of the thinner glass that is used on the new iPads despite the glass being purportedly harder to break. Either way, we are happy to repair these devices. Our technicians actually love working on them. And while we are on the subject of popular repairs, we have seen a huge influx of iPod Touch 4 screen repairs too. Lot’s of business these days. We understand it’s painful when you break your beloved device, but if you do, we have the experience and know-how to rectify the situation. We are proud of the work we do and we show it. We are especially proud of the reviews our customers are leaving us on Google! Check it out.
Moving on, I’d like to mention a new repair service available for the iPad 2: iPad 2 Headphone Jack Repair/Replacement Service (AT&T and Wifi Only).
If you are having any issues with the headphone jack on your iPad 2 like static, audio from only one side, or if you break the headphone plug/connector inside the headphone jack amongst other issues, this service would be for you.
Well, its the weekend, the weather is looking really nice, and I am about to mow my lawn for the first time of the season. Greener, sunny days are coming. And I’ve been waiting for it for a long time now.
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