Monday, October 17th, 2011
Well, the iPhone 4S has only been out a mere 4 days now and we already have some in for repair. Upon examination of the iPhone 4S, we noticed something slightly different between the fonts on the glass backplates/back covers when comparing it to another iPhone 4S we have in our facility. It’s subtle, but take a look at the two backplates, both on identical 32GB iPhone 4S’s, (Click on the image to see in a higher resolution):
As you can kind of tell in the photo, the 32GB Black iPhone 4S on the left still has the manufacturer plastic on it. The same model, same size iPhone 4S on the right was delivered here in Olathe, KS on Friday, Oct. 14th (3 days ago) and was used over the weekend. It is known that neither of these phones have been messed with or modified as far as adding/removing parts.
This discrepancy in the print may not seem like a big deal, but it raises a question about Apple’s OEM parts being manufactured in different facilities. This also means that replacement parts may have some slight cosmetic variations.
Again, this is nothing too serious, we just thought this was a pretty interesting and eyebrow raising observation and thought we’d share the info with you.
Just for reference, here is an image of an iPhone 4 in the middle of the two iPhone 4S’s in the previous picture. The iPhone 4 appears to have the “thinner” or non-bold font:
Friday, July 29th, 2011
If you’re a regular to the iResQ blog, you should know good and well by now that a good bulk of us at iResQ are Chiefs fans. Come football time, we get excited. This year in particular is especially exciting. With the lockout lifted just last Monday, the floodgates have been opened for free agent signing. One acquisition that the Chiefs made yesterday was well received. Steve Breaston, formally of the Arizona Cardinals, will sign a 5-year contract with the Chiefs tonight. Chiefs fans have been clamoring for the team to beef up their core receiving squad, and based on our first round draft pick in Jonathan Baldwin along with the recent acquisition of Breaston, it looks like the Chiefs are doing just that. Go figure, this is Todd Haley we are talking about.
Now the fact that we got Breaston, a proven receiver in the NFL, is great. The icing on the cake, at least for me, is this:
Ok ok, I hear ya. What does this all have to do with getting your Apple products fixed? What does this have to do with repairing your broken iPhone, your busted iPad 2, or the cracked screen on your MacBook Air? Well, the answer to that is….not much. I just like talking football. What I can tell you is that iResQ is doing better than ever. Not only are we performing a record amount of repairs (ESPECIALLY on iPads) we have more positive feedback than we can shake a stick at. Check out what our customers have been saying about us on the interwebs. Or, you can check out iResQ’s A+ rating with the BBB.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. Also don’t forget to watch this Sunday’s installment of the best sitcom of all time, Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
A famous Beatle once stated, “all things must pass”. There comes a time when great things must settle down and move on. That time has come for one of the most successful computer models in history…the MacBook (not to be confused with the MacBook Pro). Yes. Today marks the official day when the MacBook has been discontinued. Farewell my old friend.
Now, the cheapest Mac notebook on the market is the amazing MacBook Air. Obviously, Apple see’s the MacBook Air as the future of their notebook line. The MacBook Air is truly a technical achievement, and starting at $999, it is more affordable than ever. Despite its current shortcomings (limited HD space, no optical drive…), the MacBook Air is a marvel. Oh yeah, HELLO THUNDERBOLT!! If you don’t know what Thunderbolt is, read this article from Gizmodo.
Still, to me, nothing can replace the simplicity and convenience of the old MacBook…except the 13.3″ MacBook Pro
At the time of its release, the MacBook was, quite simply, a revolution not only for Apple, but for the notebook industry. Let’s face it, Mac OS X was awesome with a PPC processer, but with the Intel processor, the darn thing just soared. My old MacBook (purchased in 2007) still runs circles around some of my friend’s newer Windows based computers. The only flaw that I truly felt with my MacBook was the fact that its integrated video card was not that great. Sure, not being able to play Portal on my MacBook sucked, but that’s what I have an Xbox for.
Let’s not be sad of that fact that the MacBook will no longer be around, let us all celebrate it. Here is to looking to the future…
Farewell ye olde MacBook.
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
It has been a busy, busy week over here at iResQ. In fact, its been a huge past few months here. As I write this, we are receiving a massive shipment of repairs from customers all over the United States. I can see a HUGE stack of what appears to be iPads (first and second gen) in to be repaired and shipped, all today. Its amazing to think of how many iPad 2 repairs each of our techs have made. Along the same lines, the iPhone 4′s are rolling in just the same. If you think about it, iResQ is always first on the market to offer quality repairs for all of your Apple products. No wonder more people trust us to repair their Apple devices. Check out all of the reviews our customers have left us to catch a glimpse on what to expect when you send in your iPad or iPhone to iResQ for repair. You wont be disappointed.
Here is a list of some of our most popular repair services for the iPad and iPhone:
- iPad 2 Broken Glass/Digitizer Repair/Replacement (BLACK)
- iPad 2 Broken Glass/Digitizer Repair/Replacement (WHITE)
-iPhone 4 Broken Glass, Retina Display, LCD, and Digitizer Repair/Replacement Service (BLACK)
-iPhone 4 Broken Glass, LCD, Retina Display, and Digitizer Repair/Replacement Service (WHITE)
- Verizon iPhone 4 Broken Glass, LCD, Retina Display, and Digitizer Repair Service (BLACK)
- Verizon iPhone 4 Broken Glass, LCD, Retina Display, and Digitizer Repair/Replacement Service (WHITE)
And here are a few of our most popular Notebook repair services:
- MacBook (Late 2009) GLOSSY LED-Backlit Screen Repair/Replacement Service
- 13″ MacBook Pro (Aluminum Unibody) SAME DAY Glass Panel Repair/Replacement Service
- 15″ MacBook Pro (Aluminum Unibody) SAME DAY Glass Panel Repair/Replacement Service
- 13″ MacBook GLOSSY LCD SCREEN Repair/Replacement Service
Be sure to check our blog regularly as we will definitely be offering discounts and special prices on all of these repairs.
Moving on though, I hope you had time to watch Apple’s presentation at this year’s WWDC. There were a few very exciting things that Apple announced including its iOS 5 and OS X Lion, among other things. I am going to let our resident OS X expert, Eric, discuss the new features surrounding Apple’s newest version of its revolutionary OS and what it is going to mean. Regarding iOS 5, you can read all about it here. I am most exited about Notification Center, the updated Camera App, and PC Free.
Its been a hot past few days here and this weekend, I am very much looking forward to break out my meat smoker and engage in one of the best Kansas City Traditions ever, BBQ.
Until Next Time,
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