Tuesday, February 26th, 2013
Hey folks. If you called in on Tuesday, February 26 you may have wondered why one of our wonderful customer service representatives wasn’t available to take your call. Unfortunately for the second time ever, iResQ has had to close up for a day due to severe winter weather. But that doesn’t mean we’ve gone anywhere- we’re continuing to take orders placed online and will be back to help you tomorrow when the plows clear the foot and a half of snow and ice that’s falling on top of last Thursday’s foot and a half of snow and ice that still hasn’t gone anywhere. It’s kind of serene when you look at it in one small picture, but it’s pretty nasty when you’re under it:
For those of you in warm sunny climates, enjoy the weather. For those in the midwest who are buried, hunker down and get cozy. We’ll be back in no time for more of the MacBook, iPod, iPhone and iPad repairs you’ve come to depend on. Take care.
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!
Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
It is no surprise that Apple’s iPhone dominates the smartphone market this day and age. Take a look at the wonderful info-graphic below courtesy of Macrumors.com. It shows that Apple is ranked number two amongst all other vendors that are in the smart phone market. Although Samsung is number one on the list, they have a wide range of Android driven phones which prevents any one phone from dominating the market as opposed to Apple, which offers one iPhone (albeit with several yearly revisions of the device). This means that the iPhone can be considered the most popular smartphone on the market.
Kudos to Samsung, though, for providing such a wide variety of excellent smart phones. The Android OS has proven to be a worthy competitor to Apple’s iOS in such a hard market to dominate. Still, the presences of Apple near the top of this list is compelling. How long before you see Apple at number one? Will the iPhone 5 be the final push that takes Apple over the edge? If I had to place a bet, I would put all of my money on the iPhone 5 doing so.
With such a huge installed iPhone user base, iResQ is seeing more and more iPhones come in for repair. Believe it or not, the iPhone 3G S is still as popular as ever and we see tons of them come in for broken glass (or digitizer repairs). But when it comes down to the king of the castle, the iPhone 4S reigns supreme. This shows in our spike in iPhone 4S repairs lately.
Have any questions about iPhone repairs? Give us a call!
Friday, April 27th, 2012
As you may know, I am a pretty big Apple fan. I am also a huge gadget fan in general. I can easily say that my iPhone 4 is my favorite and most important gadget that I have ever owned. The thought of being without it for a few hours makes me cringe. On my way to work today, I noticed that my iPhone wasn’t where it usually was in my car. I panicked. I had already driven out 10 minutes and was contemplating turning back around towards my house to pick it up. Was an extra 20 minutes of driving going to be worth a few hours without my beloved iPhone 4? Before I turned around, I thought that I would just pull over and check the car to verify that I didn’t somehow drop it in my car before I left. Luckily for me, I found it on the floor in the back of the car. Whew!
This got me to thinking about how attached I am to this little device. Not being in touch with the world via my personal serial number (my phone number) would not be fun. It also got me to thinking about all the things I use it for: accessing work email and client contacts, games, Netflix while I’m at the gym, podcasts when I’m on the road, and I am even beginning to dable into recording music in GarageBand with iRig.
As much as we rely on these devices, we all know that if you were to ever break your iPhone 4 or crack its screen, you would need to get it fixed as quickly as possible. Well, that’s where we come in. You send in your broken iPhone 4 for repair through us, we’ll fix it and ship it right back out to you the SAME DAY we receive it. I challenge you to find quicker turnaround time on these repairs anywhere. Even if you decide to drop off your cracked iPhone to a local store, chances are it would take them about a week to get it repaired for you, in which time you would have already received your repaired iPhone if you were to have us repair it for you.
Just food for thought. Talk to you next week!
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