Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
It’s amazing seeing the amount of broken iPhones coming into our facility day in and day out, in particular the iPhone 4S. It shouldn’t be considering how ubiquitous the iPhone has become. As I discussed in a previous blog, the iPhone is simply dominating market share. Apple is one of those types of companies that when it releases a new device people line up for hours, and sometimes days to get their hands on one. Apple does that to people. Not many companies in the world have this kind of die-hard following. And with more and more people becoming familiar with Apple products for the first time, mostly through the “gateway drug” called the iPhone, Apple is gaining new devotees each day.
This all brings me to the point of this article: we have been hearing rumors of the next iteration of the iPhone (ostensibly called “iPhone 5”) as early as last year. Just think about this, it is May, 2012 and sources as reliable as the Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting with confidence that the new iPhone will have at least a 4-inch screen. When rumors of Apple products that are not even announced yet make front page headlines, that is something to truly behold.
How long will Apple’s steam last? As a Beatle once said, all things must pass. Microsoft has dominated the home computer market for a long time and just recently we’re seeing a valid competitor in Apple to maybe de-throne Microsoft.
When industries as big the medical industry start using iPads to manage medical records, that turns eyes. That industry, while still a PC dominated one, is beginning to use iPads and iOS. That is the first step of many that may lead to big things to come.
A lot of this is speculation, of course, but that’s what I’m here for. Would you like to see a bigger screen on the next iPhone? Or are you satisfied with the status quo? Let me know!
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S repairs are our business. When it comes to broken iPhones, we are your iPhone doctors. What’s that? Your homeowners insurance doesn’t cover damage to your iPhone? We have a deal for you! We have lowered our prices on ALL iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models across the board. ALL IPHONE 4 AND IPHONE 4S SCREEN REPAIRS ARE NOW ONLY $89! It takes just one drop on the pavement for the glass on your iPhone to crack. And it only takes one iResQ technician a few minutes to repair it for you.
$89 is a good deal to get your iPhone fixed by us. If you are more interested in fixing the iPhone yourself we have self install iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S screen repair kits. Just remember that if you decide to install the iPhone screen yourself it is a difficult procedure. If you have any doubts, just have one of our professional iPhone technicians replace the screen for you.
Also, don’t forget about our deals on screen repairs for the new iPad. At only $209 fixing the cracked glass on these iPads is definitely worth it.
Finally, I can’t leave without mentioning that 13″ and 15″ Unibody MacBook Pro glass panel replacement services are only $90!! This low price is good for the entire month of April so don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any issues.
Friday, April 6th, 2012
There is a lot to talk about this week. I haven’t been able to blog in a while because things have been crazy busy here at iResQ. First off, we have been seeing an odd amount of iPod Touch Gen 3 headphone jack repairs come in. In the past couple days, there have been more of these repairs come in at once than I can remember. A while back when the Touch Gen 3 was released, we saw something similar with the original iPod Touch. They were beginning to show problems with the headphone jack for many people. Perhaps this is a pattern. A couple of years and your brand new iPod Touch’s headphone jack might go bad. Maybe the lifespan on these particular parts only last a couple years worth of wear and tear. No matter, iResQ will be able to replace your faulty headphone jack and save you the cost of purchasing a new iPod Touch.
Moving on, the iPhone 4S is still in our hearts and in our tech room. What can we say? Everyone loves their brand new iPhone 4S; enough so that they forget that they have their iPhone in their laps when they get out of their car, then POP! Either the screen or the backplate is cracked. We hear this story a lot. Fortunately, we have repair services for just about everything that can go wrong with the iPhone 4S.
Well, it was a busy week and it will be a busy weekend. Baseball season has started and the Masters are going in to full swing. Have a wonderful and happy weekend.
Friday, March 30th, 2012
I just wanted to drop a line real quick to mention some happenings here at iResQ. It’s the end of the month and we are proud to say that this has been a great month all around for us. iPad repairs and iPhone repairs dominated the tech room throughout the month. I just want to congratulate all of our techs for putting their time in and learning the ins and outs of the 3rd generation iPad in record time. Each of our techs went above and beyond by taking on such a massive amount of new iPad repairs. We were all surprised at the amount of new iPads that came in for repair as early as the day after its release. And guess what…there is a steady stream of them still coming in as we speak.
Meanwhile, in our iPhone repair labs our iPhone techs have been busy beavers themselves. Now that the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S have been around a while, we are seeing a lot of them show their age as batteries on these devices are now beginning to show signs of wear. iPhone 4 battery replacements as well as iPhone 4S battery replacements have been a really popular repair this month while iPhone 4 screen replacements and iPhone 4S screen replacements continue to be our most popular iPhone repair with glass backplate repair for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S coming in a close second.
MacBook and MacBook Pro repairs have always been a staple for us and we have a killer deal coming to you later from our MacBook Pro repair department so hang tight.
Last, but certainly not least I want to touch on iPod repairs. It shouldn’t be a surprise, but we see more iPod Touchs come in for repair than any other model of the iPod. In particular, we are seeing more 4th Gen iPod Touchs coming in. It’s been like this for quite a while now but March has proven this more than ever. iPod Touch screen repairs are definitely the most common repair we see. Our iPod Department Manager, Bryan Moeller shows you why in this video:
Talk to you next week!
Monday, March 12th, 2012
It’s that time of year again, friends. That glorious few days in the spring when everyone is waiting in anticipation for the start of something big… the new iPad release! What, did you think I was going somewhere else with that? Don’t worry, we’ll get to basketball. But first we’re adding another device to our extensive line of MacBook, iPod and iPhone repairs. As we mentioned previously, we’re sitting on iPad 3 parts just in case you are unfortunate enough to need repair the day you get your new iPad. With the iPad 2 we had a pair of digitizer repair orders come through the day of its release. Sad but true.
Now, on to the competition… between the iPad 3 and other tablets! Seriously, I’ll get there soon. I went to dinner with my wife’s extended family last week and as I walked in the door, one of her cousins who is an IT professional immediately asked, “want to see something that’s better than an iPad 3?” Now, while I’m clearly a big supporter of Apple’s devices in general, I’m not blindly going to swear that the iPad is unbeatable by something else in the consumer electronics marketplace. So I took a look.
He handed me a Samsung Series 7 Slate 700T, and this is what I observed: First, I asked in earnest (not to be clever or sardonic) why it was so heavy. Ok, ok, other manufacturers don’t have Jony Ive and the world’s best designers to make things streamline. I could probably look past a much heavier tablet that has a few extra inches of LCD. Then, I noticed how awkward and irritating the touch screen was. Sure, Apple has hundreds of patents on their digitizers, so the competition probably won’t live up to it. Surely, based on his assessment of the processing power, this thing must be lightning fast. Except that it’s not. It’s running Windows 7 in full, which is nice if you’re not willing to learn a mobile OS, but incredibly frustrating if you want to run a tablet at all without waiting for processor lag. Finally I assumed that the draw must be the price. Since Windows PC laptops can be assembled and sold for hundreds less than Macs, this 2 pound (37.5% heavier than the iPad) behemoth must cost a fraction of iPad’s sticker price, right? Well, nope. In fact it costs twice as much. So, to answer the original question that started this whole rant, yes. Yes, I would like to see something that’s better than an iPad 3. Show me.
Ah, now I’m out of time for basketball. Well, in short: several of our local teams are in the Big Dance. Mizzou at the 2 seed in what appears to be the weakest region, so a first Final Four appearance could be in their future. Kansas, if they can actually play to their ability, might have a chance of taking on UNC and former coach Roy Williams. Then there’s Kansas State and Wichita State who should be able to squeeze out a second round win. The brackets are out, and we’re ready with highlighters. Go Basketball.
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