Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Good morning to you all. It’s Thursday, which means it’s almost Friday, which means it’s almost time for the Final Four! Huzzah! For those of you not in Kentucky, Ohio, Kansas or New Orleans, my condolences. It’s very exciting for the rest of us, though. Even Jason Sudeikis is plugging the tourney, being a die-hard Jayhawks fan. If you caught him on Letterman Tuesday night, you may have heard multiple nods to the metropolitan area we here at iResQ call home. Overland Park, where Sudeikis grew up, is adjacent to Olathe where our headquarters is located. In any case, it’s always fun to hear a local product get big and mention his hometown and the local culture. If you didn’t see it, here’s an amusing anecdote about his first Final Four experience:
And now a quick plug for an iPhone App that has me glued to my iPhone 4. If you love the social aspects of Words with Friends, but you’re looking for something new (or you’re fed up with WwF’s rejection of actual words), try Draw Something. It’s a simple concept- you draw something, the other iPhone/iPad user you’re playing with guesses what it is. Easy enough? There’s a learning curve in drawing with your finger tip, so if you’re like me most of your early attempts will look like malformed stick figures, but eventually you may do this:
There’s a free version in the App Store, so go at it. And remember, if in the midst of a frantic drawing or guessing session you drop your iPhone 4, iPad or iPod Touch, don’t fret. As always, we’re here with repair services for all your iDevices. Have a great week everybody.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. We certainly did here at iResQ and we’re back at it, as busy as ever. Apple keeps selling more of their products and we keep getting more repairs in. Makes sense.
The latest phenomenon we’ve seen around the office is an increase in the iPod Touch 4th Generation screen repairs. Something must have happened nation-wide that caused all the iPod Touches to break at once… Conspiracy theorists? After talking to a few customers, I might have figured it out:
It seems that the iPod Touch was a real hit this year as a holiday gift, especially for young ones. I know that my (almost) 5-year old niece got a Touch from Santa and uses it to make videos of herself singing, among other things. I don’t need to go into that story further, but let’s just say that Santa almost messed up and got a Nano and that just wouldn’t have worked out for her. Unfortunately, a lot of these little ones have had trouble holding onto the iPods and they have broken the screens. My niece hasn’t cracked hers yet, but it’s only a matter of time. It happens, and there’s something about Apple products — when you have one, even for a short amount of time, it’s hard to live without them!
I’m told that a 64gb iPod Touch when taken to the Apple store for repair is somewhere in the neighborhood of $199 plus tax. Given all the above information, I can certainly see why we’re getting so many iPod Touches in for repair, since we charge half that ($100 currently) for that iPhone Touch 4th Generation screen/glass/digitizer repair, and even less for older models. We also repair just about every other Apple product in existence for much less than typical repair pricing or replacement costs.
It’s a tragedy when these devices get damaged, and especially heartbreaking when a child has to experience the horror first hand. If it happens to you or someone you know, you know what to do! (Hint)
That’s it for now, let us know if you need us!
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Well well well. Apple Apple Apple. Rumors rumors rumors. Developers developers developers. What do you have in store for us, ole mighty Apple? I guess it’s nothing new. Whenever we approach the impending release of Apple’s newest incarnation of its cellular device, people get excited. Rumors begin to surface. Technical specifications tend to leak out. Drunken software engineer’s leave iPhone prototypes on barstools. You name it. Well, just when you think you have heard it all, our very own Al Gore gets involved in the picture purportedly stating that the iPhones (yes that was plural) will be coming out next month (October). iPhones. Not just one. What does this mean!!! Oh my! Will Apple release an iPhone 5 and an iPhone 4S? Will Apple release only an iPhone 4S but with multiple carriers? Is the new iPhone going to be Nintendo’s next Wii Remote? What will they do!!!!!
Sorry for the exclamation. All this talk has begun to fry my brain. To be honest, no matter what Apple releases everyone that loves Apple is going to love it. I’m going to love it. And guess what? iResQ is going to love it. And love it we will. From the moment the new iPhone is released, we will be sure to offer repairs on it no matter the model, no matter the carrier. iPhone 4S repairs…no problem. iPhone 5 repairs…yep. Rest assured, we are on the case.
In the mean time, we are still offering the ever so popular iPod Touch 4 screen replacement service for only $100. Think about that. How much did your iPod Touch cost you? $229? $299? $399? By fixing your Touch instead of buying a new one, you are going to save yourself AT LEAST $100. This is no chump change.
Well, the week is almost over and I am looking forward to the weekend. My home at Lee’s Summit is hosting its annual Oktoberfest and I am stoked.
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.
Monday, June 13th, 2011
Happy Monday, everybody. Now that another WWDC is come and gone and the bloggers and technophiles are lighting up the internets with their opinions, let’s review some of the high and low points of the upcoming OS 10.7 release.
Pro: The latest and presumably best iteration is going to be $29.99, which is a heckuva lot cheaper than expected.
Con: As indicated so far, there will be no hard copy or physical media version available. So you can’t burn the .dmg onto a disk or transfer it to your USB drive.
Pro: Because Lion is only available through the App Store, you can download it once with your iTunes account/Apple ID and then install on all your authorized machines without paying any additional charges.
Con: This means you have to register for an Apple ID and therefore be subject to future assaults on your consumer nature by Apple trying to sell you the new single featured on this weeks episode of Glee.
Pro: Improved multi-touch gestures which, despite Steve Jobs’ insistence that they’re not developing touch-screen personal computers aside from portable devices, seems to suggest that we’re headed in that direction. With the success of the iPad and iPhone and Mac OS performing more like iOS with each update, why not believe that notebooks of the future will basically be faster, more powerful iPads with built-in keyboards?
Con: if you don’t own an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch already, you’re probably going to have some adjustments to make in your understanding of how Mac OS works. So get ready. Mission Control, Launchpad and the Full Screen Applications features are a good way to put your toe in the water.
Pro: Airdrop. One more step in the fight against data loss.
Con: Again, no physical media, so you have to hear nerdy software engineers and programmers complain until OSXI comes out.
If you didn’t catch the conference, it’s worth going back and checking it out. The fact that Apple let everyone know exactly what was going to be announced ahead of time and what wasn’t going to be (*cough* iPhone 5*cough*) created a different climate than the typical top secret guess-fest that WWDC usually takes on. Keep your ears open for release dates on 10.7 and the new iPhone, and have a great week friends.
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