Monday, March 26th, 2012
This is going to be a more lighthearted entry in our blog world, every now and then you just need it. It’s that beautiful time of year when the grass turns green and the vast desolate lands of bare trees begin to bud. The air is crisp and cool in the morning and warm and refreshing during the day. I’ve said this time and again, spring may not be my favorite season of the year, but it is truly the most beautiful. This all takes me back to my glory days during college. Around this time you begin to notice every student walking to class with an iPod on and earbuds jammed in their ears as each of them is in their own little worlds. I remember when I was a freshman in 2002 not that many people had iPods. As a matter of fact I can still remember some students still walking around with portable cd players. It wasn’t that long ago, folks. Before too long the iPod ruled the roost. Kids walking around with iPods was as ubiquitous in college culture as flip flops and cargo shorts.
The same thing could be said about laptops in college. I was at college at just the right time to see two or three laptops used in lecture halls to well over 50% by the time I left. It was no surprise that there were more Apple notebooks used than any other type of laptop. First it was iBooks and PowerBooks that dominated the classrooms followed by the MacBook and MacBook Pro.
So where does this all lead us? Well it leads us to the inevitable. Where there are college students, there are iPods and MacBook Pros. You combine the two and here is what you come up with: broken iPods and broken MacBooks. You do keep your MacBooks in your backpacks, dont you? What happens when you overstuff it with heavy textbooks or drop it? The screen cracks and all your work is almost inaccessible. That’s where we come in. Have a broken MacBook Pro or a MacBook with a cracked screen? iResQ caters to the poor college student with affordable repair prices. After all, fixing your broken laptop is cheaper than buying a new one.
And what happens when your iPod Touch suffers an untimely death as it meets the pavement? Our iPod Touch screen repair is best in class.
Talk to you later.
Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
It’s so easy to get caught up talking about iPad repairs. I was just about to post another before/after pic of a new iPad repair when I got to thinking; I can only post so many of those before doing it gets a little too redundant. It’s just been exciting over here the last week with the release of the iPad Gen 3. I can say straight up that we have seen more new iPads come in the first week than any of the other generation iPads during the first week of their respective releases. This is just a testament to the popularity of Apple’s new products. More people are buying iPads then ever before.
This is why I had to take a step back and look at everything else our company has been doing. MacBook Pro screen repairs are going through the roof (almost literally) as our MacBook technicians tackle replacing screens and glass panels and sending them back to their owners the same day we receive them. It’s a wonder how they can do them so fast. A huge stack of broken MacBook Pros dwindles quickly as our repair superstars (Jesse and Burk to name a couple) get these things repaired and out the door in record time.
With that, I will leave one thing up to you, if you want me to post another before/after repair pic of the new iPad email me at email@example.com. Your wish is my command.
Talk to you tomorrow.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
As we draw closer to tomorrow’s Apple media event more and more rumors seem to crop up. Here are two tasty tidbits to consider: the iPad HD and a new Apple TV. Before we delve into the deeper meanings of these two devices, let me lay your questions to rest, no matter what the new iPad is called, iPad 3, iPad 2S, iPad 4G, or the iPad HD, iResQ WILL offer repairs on it. iPad HD repairs? Check that. Let’s begin discussing the new iPad “HD”.
As we all expect, tomorrow Apple is going to introduce the new iPad. Commonly heralded as the iPad 3, some sources, according to recent Gizmodo blogs, are claiming that the new iPad will be named the “iPad HD” in order to tout its new, hi-res Retina Display. From a marketing standpoint do you think this makes sense? Why would you want to deviate from the normal naming convention of using numbers? Will this confuse new customers? Actually, it’s kind of silly to sit around and speculate the implications of what Apple is going to name the new iPad. No matter what it is named, it is going to be the hottest tablet on the market. Let’s hope that the world’s shipping companies can keep up with the demand. I have already read reports on Apple Insider that freight companies are feeling the pinch as the release of the iPad 3 draws closer. Imagine that; gas prices may actually rise around the globe due to the release of a nominal Apple product. Yikes!
Finally, Apple TVs are going out of stock everywhere. Do you want a new Apple TV? Here is my advice, wait until tomorrow. Apple is more than likely to announce a new version of the Apple TV alongside the new iPad during tomorrow’s event.
There’s not much time left. Mass Effect 3 was released today, the new iPad HD and possibly a new Apple TV will be announced tomorrow. This is a good week for us tech geeks.
One last thing, we are a little ways off from Apple announcing a new version of the MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. So if you have a MacBook Pro with a cracked screen or a MacBook Air with a busted LCD screen, now is the time to get them fixed.
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