Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
It’s been less than a week after the new third generation iPad was released and we have already seen quite a few of them come in for repair. I was expecting one or two here and there for the first week or two, but crazy enough, we have had A LOT of broken new iPads come in. To the right you will see one that we just received. This is the before picture of it showing the cracked glass. I’ll post the after pic later on after one of our techs fixes it. Let me tell you this, our techs are now officially experts on repairing the new third gen iPad. Each of them has had the chance to fix at least one of these new devices. From what I hear from the tech room, fixing these iPads is not all that different than fixing an iPad 2. A few minor nuances here and there, but it is mostly the same.
What do you think about this? Are you surprised that so many of these new iPads are breaking so quick? Or is this all just a matter of numbers? Apple has already said that the new iPad has sold more than any of its previous two installments in the past (limited to weekend release sales). More new iPads out there increases the likelihood that we are going to see more broken screens. I’m not too sure. I suspect this has something to do with the increase in weight between the iPad 2 and the newest iPad. It is heavier and I think this increases the chances of the screen breaking when it is dropped.
Check back later. We’ll have more news for you.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
As explained earlier, we had a new, Gen 3 iPad come in for repair and now I have some before and after pictures for you. Being the first repair facility to do this makes me proud to be a part of a team that is always on the cutting edge. Just remember where to go if your new iPad falls and breaks, our new iPad repair page is your non-stop shop for repairs. Take note of the model number in the settings. Double-click the images below for hi-res versions of the pictures.
Well that’s all I have for you today. I look forward to chatting it up with you later on.
Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
I promised you some exciting news and I will deliver. Remember when I posed the question of how long it will take before we see a new iPad in for repair? Well that question has been answered: 1 day! Yes, folks, it took just one day before we got an order in for a screen repair on the new iPad. I’m beside myself right now. We officially announced and released our new iPad repairs on Friday afternoon and the first order was placed on Saturday morning for cracked glass repair!! (Click image for hi-res).
Luckily for this customer we were here from DAY 1 offering repairs on the new iPad. No one else can claim this, just the friendly folks here at iResQ that truly offer what you want: a speedy, reliable, and affordable experience without all the nonsense. I’ll post another blog later on today with more pictures of the broken iPad and pictures of the new iPad repaired by one of our technicians. But first, let me give you one observation; the new iPad is pretty heavy compared to the iPad 2. It feels about the same weight as the original iPad. This means that if you drop your new iPad, it will more than likely have a greater chance of cracking.
If you find yourself in a situation that left you with a broken new iPad, this is the place to go. Here are our screen repair services for the new iPad Gen 3:
Remember, we’ll be adding more repair services for the Gen 3 iPad so keep on checking back.
Monday, March 19th, 2012
Do you have a new iPad yet? Is it everything you expected it to be? Fast, elegant, hot….HOT!!! According to some reports that I spied on the interwebs today, some users of the new iPad are reporting that they are getting unusually hot during normal use and shutting down. At this point these are all rumors, but this is definitely worth mentioning as this does have some potentially huge implications.
It seems that nowadays Apple is hard pressed to release a new product without some sort of controversy; this reminds me of the iPhone 4’s “death grip” issue that caused iPhone 4s to substantially lose their signal if held a certain way. If the new iPad overheating issue is widespread enough and Apple can’t fix it with a simple software update, watch out. Who knows how they would solve this issue. Replacement units would be a huge ordeal to go through logistically, not to mention the inconvenience this would cause customers. This, however, is highly unlikely. Remember, Apple didn’t replace iPhone 4’s during the “death grip” issue. Instead, they released a software update changing the way the signal bars were to be calculated and offered customers free iPhone 4 bumpers that helped resolve the issue.
Here’s my guess, Apple releases a software update that resolves the issue. I have total confidence in Apple. One way or the other, the issue will be resolved.
By the way, we have had a gigantic weekend as far as iPad repairs go. I have some crazy news for you about it so check back later. You will be amazed at what I have to tell you.
Thursday, March 15th, 2012
A day before Apple officially releases the new, third generation iPad we are already seeing reviews for the device. The embargo on the product has been lifted and various tech companies that Apple gave the new iPads to have already reviewed and posted their opinions on the new iPad. Here is the MacWorld video review:
As you can glean from watching this video, the new iPad is an amazing device, but how much different is it than the iPad 2? Well, there are three major differences between the two generations, all of which don’t necessarily provide that “killer app” to justify upgrading from an iPad 2 to a third generation iPad. The three major differences are:
1. Better Display
2. Better Camera on the back
3. LTE Network compatability
The most shocking thing for me is the fact that the reviewer mentioned that the new iPad didn’t really perform any faster than the iPad 2 when performing normal functions. Does the A5 chip even make a big difference? Also, the lack of Siri is another thing that was peculiarly left our of the new iPad. I’d guess that they would add support for Siri in a major iOS Software update for the iPad (iOS 5.2) during the next Apple media event. Aren’t we due for an iPod media event in the coming months?
Needless to say, if you already own an iPad 2, you might want to consider hanging onto it and holding off on buying a new iPad. If you have a first generation iPad or don’t own one at all, this is the perfect opportunity for you to purchase one.
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