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.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
It’s easy to fall into the same routine with Apple products. It goes something like this: Buy one. Love it and use it to death. A few months later read about the “next generation” of said device. Mull over various rumors about it. Watch the keynote. Salivate. Order one. Rinse. Repeat.
Just a month ago it was all about the new iPad. Last fall it was the iPhone 4S. What’s next? I have already read rumors about the iPod Touch receiving a much needed re-vamp. Who wouldn’t like to see that? Here is what I want to see, the next generation iPod Nano have wifi support with iTunes so I can stream some podcasts while I’m out and about. All that aside, here is what many are expecting: a new revision of the MacBook Pro.
Albeit not as high profile as the iPhone, iPod, or even the iPad, this is big news among the Apple devoted community. Schools and colleges in particular are going to be highly affected by the introduction of the newest MacBook Pro. Current rumors regarding MacBook Pro shortages are sure to trigger talk throughout the ranks. And what can we expect in this new MacBook Pro other than the typical bump in processor speed? I wouldn’t expect anything quite as huge as a radical redesign or Apple doing the unexpected and completely discontinuing its line of MacBook Pros in an effort to push the Macbook Air line. What I do expect is a slightly slimmer, thinner form factor.
If I was a prospective college student all over again and had the chance to get a brand new laptop, I’d definitely be excited.
Friday, December 16th, 2011
There is a lot to talk going on in the tech world these days. Let’s jump right in in list form shall we?
1. iPads. Rumors of the next iteration of the iPad have been making their rounds. This post on MacRumors brings the iPad Mini rumor back to life. We’ve all heard the late Steve Jobs’ opinion on what the ideal size of a tablet should be (hint: it’s the size of current iPads). Any more than 9.7″ and it’s too big and clunky. Any less and it’s just a cumbersome, overgrown smartphone. Well, Apple may be reassessing their thoughts on the subject in response to the massive success of Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Rumors have it that a 7″ iPad “Mini” may be introduced sometime before the end of 2012. What do you think? Would you welcome a smaller iPad? My opinion is yes. I’d love to be able to comfortably hold an iPad with one hand while sipping a beverage in the other. In any case, whatever Apple releases, iResQ will proudly service all of your iPad needs. We might even start seeing the iPad 3 before the end of Q1 2012.
2. AppleCare. How many of you out there have purchased Applecare? Myself, I have purchased AppleCare once in my history of owning Apple products. When I bought my first Mac, a 14″ iBook G4 in 2005, I purchased AppleCare with it. Did I use it? Nope. Did I need it? No. Am I right? Well, the reason for bringing up the subject in the first place is because of this interesting article by Senior Macworld contributor Ted Landau. It’s a long article but certainly worth reading. Basically, the point is that you would probably save money in the long run by not purchasing AppleCare. The chance of you having to use it compared to not using it is slim. And the fact that AppleCare simply doesn’t cover accidental damage really limits the purpose of purchasing it in the first place.
Regarding Applecare+, Ted makes a great point: “According to what I’ve been told, Apple will replace any damaged out-of-warranty iPhone with a refurbished model for a flat fee of $200. To get a replacement under AppleCare+, it will cost you $148 ($99 for the warranty + $49 service fee). In other words, AppleCare+ will save you only $52 — compared to getting an non-covered replacement phone. In addition, in order to have a chance at this $52 saving, you need to outlay $100 on an extended warranty that you will most likely never need. In the end, you are more likely to lose $100 than save $52. To me, this makes AppleCare+ a sucker’s bet. I’d rather take my chances and pay the $52 if I lose.”
I couldn’t have said it any better. Bottom line, do whatever feels comfortable. Just know that we are here to help you no matter what you decide to do.
3. Hard Drives. In an earlier blog I penned at the beginning of the year, I talked about how natural disasters affect our lives every day. Although we have had a fair share of unfortunate events occur in the US this year, we aren’t the only ones tragically affected. Thailand is still dealing with massive floods. For all you tech consumers out there, this is starting to hit home. The floods in Thailand have claimed many factories involved in producing hard drives among other things. Western Digital, for example, was hit hard. Expect to see price hikes on hard drives and other tech in the coming months. Hurry and buy a hard drive upgrade at discount prices while you can. More importantly, keep all those affected by these disasters in your hearts.
4. Retina Displays. I’m going to keep this one short. It looks like we are going to be seeing Retina Displays on MacBook Pros. What does this mean? Pure beauty, my friend.
Well, Christmas is coming up. I can’t wait. I will be celebrating this lovely holiday on Carnival’s Conquest. Lucky Me.
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011
Hello my fellow Apple enthusiasts. Are you excited about OS Lion? Or are you just waiting to see what Apple has in store for its next batch of MacBook Pros? What about the impending iPhone 5? Innovation is always on the forefront with Apple. Apple always delivers a long-lasting product. And as we all know, Apple doesn’t skimp on its products. Take me for example; I have owned an old style white MacBook (2Ghz Intel Core Duo) for going on 5 years and have been using it every single day. So far it shows no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, I have a few friends that have went through at least 3 Windows based laptops since I have owned my MacBook. Although they have spent less per computer than I originally did, in the long run they have spent more money on subsequent computer purchases, anti virus, virus and spam-ware removal, and software reinstalls then I have on just purchasing my MacBook by a longshot. Having such an old yet reliable computer brings on its own set of potential issues. For example, the longer you own a laptop, the more the chances grow that there will be an accident. Which brings me to my next point.
For those of us who still own Apple’s original MacBooks and MacBook Pros, boy do we have a deal for you. First off, the original MacBook Screen Repair/Replacement price is $179. iResQ is still the leader in MacBook screen repairs. We have done thousands upon thousands upon thousands (you get the point) of these repairs and we are showing no signs of slowing down. Yep, this is proof of how superior Apple’s original MacBook was when it was released. And don’t be fooled by the iResQ copycats out there. Just ask yourself this: will you have an Apple Authorized Macintosh Repair technician repairing your MacBook or just some hack in garage? Even better, we are an Apple Authorized Repair Facility, meaning if your Apple product is under warranty, we can perform Apple warranty repairs for you at no cost to you. Just think about that a second. Let’s say that you send in your computer for repair and we notice the issue is a warranty issue. Instead of having you pay for the repair out of pocket (like other non-Apple Authorized Repair Facilities will do to earn a buck at your expense) we will notify you that your repair is covered under warranty and fix it for you at no cost to you! Now tell me, who would you trust in this situation?
Let’s move on to our most recent MacBook Pro Specials:
As always, if you ever need to contact us for any reason, there is a plethora of ways for you can reach us. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, you can chat us by using the chat widget on our website, you can leave a message with us here, or you can call one of our sales staff at 888-447-3728.
Well, enjoy the summer!
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
I am really excited to offer this opportunity to our customers. What’s the catch? Well, there isn’t really one. If there is one, it might be that you’ll have to put in an extra minute of work to get a discount. When it comes down to it, however, you will be helping to make a difference in the fight to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
This 10% discount is valid until June 11, 2011.
Here’s how to get the discount, and then I’ll give details after for those interested:
Before you ask, yes the donation is tax deductible to my knowledge. If you want to make a bigger donation than $5, that would be amazing, but I can only give you a 10% discount.
This is a great deal for you! Let’s say you have a 15″ MacBook pro (Aluminum) with a broken screen. Our price for that repair is $299. By donating $5 or more, you will get a $29.90 refund back on your credit card. Most importantly, you will be helping the the 25 million Americans affected by diabetes and over 79 million at risk for developing diabetes.
We care at iResQ. We have folks on our staff (including owner) who have diabetes. I personally have several family members that are affected or were affected.
You can find details about the Tour-de-Cure program from their website: http://tour.diabetes.org/
My friend Aaron is of course taking part in the Kansas City ride, where he will bike 60 miles.
I encourage anyone interested in the program to check out the site (linked above) and donate or participate.
Back to work! On a side note, we’ve been seeing tons of broken iPad 2’s. Everyone be careful with those things, but know that we’re here to repair your iPad 2 if you need us.
Thanks and until next time,
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