Thursday, May 10th, 2012
There are a lot of people out there that love the iPad and really want to own one, including myself, but the biggest barrier to entry is the price. Starting at $499, it’s easy to understand why iPads aren’t as ubiquitous as the iPhone. I would love to own one, and as a musician that likes to record, I fully understated how easy and awesome it would be to use Garageband on an iPad to record some music. But alas! I don’t have $500 + to spend on a new gadget. A huge “what if” comes to mind, though. What if Apple decides to release a smaller, cheaper iPad? According to a recent MacRumors post, Apple may do just that. How attractive would an iPad priced between $200-$250 be to a person like me? I would buy one.
It’s nice to dream, but the chances of this happening are 50/50. If Apple decides to rollout a cheaper, smaller iPad, GREAT! I’d get one. Do I expect it? No. I don’t want to get my hopes up.
In reality, we have expensive tablets called iPads. Whether you treat your new iPad with the same care that you would a new born baby or treat it like an old gym bag, there is one universal truth: if you drop your iPad it will more than likely break. Cracked iPad screens are the most common type of damage. iResQ has been working on getting repair prices lower for the most common types of repairs. Repair prices for iPad 3 Screens have been lowered to $179 to match the price we currently have for the iPad 2.
In addition to the iPad repair prices, we have lowered our screen repair prices on the new MacBook Airs to $319 for the 13″ and $269 for the 11″ model.
Finally, we have lowered logic board repair prices across the board for iPod Touch’s, the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS.
Friday, March 23rd, 2012
If you recall, I asked you if you wanted me to post one more set of before/after pictures of a third generation iPad in my blog, Busy week with MacBook Repairs Too, yesterday. I had 26 people email me directly by the time I got in this morning and the requests kept coming. I’ll grant your wish and post one more set of pictures. By the way, the request is now officially closed so please submit further requests on our FaceBook page. We’ll be adding more pics of broken iPads there (also, I need to re-take control of my inbox!!). Without further ado, here you are, and remember to click on the images to enlarge:
Well, there you go. It has truly been a hectic week for me and all my fellow employees here. Needless to say, I’m ready for a beautiful weekend here in the heart of America, beautiful Kansas City, MISSOURI. It has been raining all week and the sun is about to poke its head out the clouds for an extended period of time. Time to cut some grass and throw back a beer or two. Have a wonderful weekend everybody.
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
As explained earlier, we had a new, Gen 3 iPad come in for repair and now I have some before and after pictures for you. Being the first repair facility to do this makes me proud to be a part of a team that is always on the cutting edge. Just remember where to go if your new iPad falls and breaks, our new iPad repair page is your non-stop shop for repairs. Take note of the model number in the settings. Double-click the images below for hi-res versions of the pictures.
Well that’s all I have for you today. I look forward to chatting it up with you later on.
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.
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