Thursday, April 4th, 2013
Well, friends. It’s been an eventful few weeks here in Olathe, Kansas. Business is booming as usual, everyone is going crazy for the NCAA tournament and our annual office pool, and we’re bringing on several new techs to keep up with the workload from our loyal customer base. Stay tuned to meet the newbies. We’re following all the Apple product development rumors for you, and it’s looking more and more likely that a new iPhone or two will be at least announced if not available on shelves by summer 2013. We may, as the rumors have been suggesting, see a cheaper model made from alternative materials, or it may just be the yearly processor and feature upgrade in the form of a 5S. In the mean time, if you drop your iPhone 5, or for that matter your MacBook Pro, iPod or iPad, we’re here to help.
And for you particularly fanatical Apple nuts, you’ll be pleased to know a second Steve Jobs biopic has been green lighted, and in fact will beat the Kutcher film to the small screen. The interweb screen, that is. Before Jobs is released later this year, check out the self-proclaimed FiRST movie about Steve Jobs at Funny or Die, “iSteve”. Here’s a teaser:
Have a great week, everyone.
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
The wake of the iPhone 5 announcement and release is starting to settle down, and it’s back to business as usual for the Apple consumer. Love the new product, show off the new product to all your jealous friends, get tired of the new product and anticipate next year’s new product. Rinse, repeat. A few techs here at iResQ went ahead and ordered the iPhone 5 and it’s actually pretty great- if you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on one, find a cooler friend who pre-ordered, or go down to your local Apple store and fiddle around to your heart’s content. And we’re loaded up with parts with more coming in all the time, so if you are unlucky enough to drop it on concrete or in the pool, call us up. iPhone 5 diagnostics are available now with a whole slew of flat-rate repairs coming soon!
Have you heard the discussion about Apple looking into carbon fiber construction materials? I don’t know how much truth to lend to the rumors, but the combination of lightness and resilience would be great for consumers. That’s assuming Apple could keep costs down, which is a big question mark. Still, they could make the fastest, most fuel-efficient notebooks on the planet. Your boring old MacBook Pro would go from this:
Ok, not quite. But one can dream. Of Koenigseggs. Have a good week, everyone.
Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
The new iPhone is here! The new iPhone is here! As most of you probably know from following the slew of technoblog updates and watching the Jony Ive video the iPhone 5 was officially launched by Apple today during Tim Cook’s keynote speech. Here are the highlights in case you missed it:
Larger hi-resolution display! For the first time since the iPhone’s initial launch the Apple design team has increased the size of the display to four inches. It’s now taller for increased iOS content space, or wider for watching video. It’s still the prettiest display available on a phone.
Increased data speeds! I know, I know. LTE isn’t exactly new by this point and the iPhone 4S probably should have had it integrated already, but it’s nice to see Apple delivering where consumers were demanding it. Also, WiFi is going to attain 802.11n speeds of up to 150Mbps.
A6 Chip! Super fast processing, up to twice as fast as its predecessor according to Apple. Moving on.
8 Megapixel camera and Panorama! Check out the photos for yourself.
Maps! Siri! iOS 6! The maps look good, and I can’t wait to play around with the new iOS. I’m sure we’ll be hearing more over the next few weeks about how smoothly the new software works with the new design. And if people are really as bothered by the new dock connector as was expected. So long, 30 pins.
If you haven’t watched the keynote, check it out soon when Apple posts the whole thing. Have a great week everyone, and get yourself in line for the new toy.
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Hey all, welcome back.
We have continued to assemble some “iPhone 5″ parts as they trickle in. So far what we have appears to all fit together.
Let’s get to it…
Repair services for the new iPhone can be found here when the time comes. That’s it for now. stay tuned, we’ll have more pictures up shortly.
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!
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