Monday, July 16th, 2012
Greetings all. This is your very own Apple rumor monger, Keith! Ok maybe I’m not a rumor monger, but I do like to talk about new Apple products that have yet to be released (or announced for that matter). Around here, we don’t just talk about iPad repairs, we talk everything Apple. The topic of today’s blog: the Mini iPad.
Let’s start by talking about what we currently know about the purported “iPad Mini”. With Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York times reporting that Apple has plans to release a smaller iPad (between 7-8 inches) later this year, it seems like the possibility of this happening is greater than ever. Despite Steve Jobs himself throwing out the idea of having Apple release a smaller tablet, consumers seem to be clamoring for such a device from Apple. For those who simply can not justify spending a minimum of $499 on a new iPad, the prospect of seeing a cheaper iPad on the market is exciting despite the iPad having a significantly smaller form factor.
If you don’t currently own an iPad, why not? I can only answer for myself: it’s simply too expensive for what I would use it for. The convenience of using an iPad for web browsing is great. I would rather use an iPad than my trusty old MacBook to browse the interwebs, but $499 plus tax is too high a cost to justify putting my MacBook aside in favor of an iPad. With a seemingly high barrier to entry, the iPad seems to shoot itself in the foot. But if you think about it, Apple’s products have historically been expensive. It’s known that when you purchase an Apple product you will be paying substantially more money in trade for a more reliable, sexy, and superior operating system (yep, I said superior but that’s just my humble opinion). That’s what makes Apple the company that they are. High cost = better quality.
I myself would say that if Apple were to release a smaller, cheaper iPad this year, I’m in. An iPad for $299? Yes sir! Sign me up. If Apple does do this, this would be the biggest step in invading the homes and businesses around the world since the introduction of the iPod. Apple’s stock is already pricey, but if you have the money to invest, I urge you, put your money on Apple before they release the Mini iPad.
Whether you own a new iPad, an iPad 2, or an original iPad, you know where to go to get it fixed if harm should befall your lovely device. iPad repair is one of our many specialties. And believe you me, when the iPad Mini comes out, we will be the first to offer repairs on it.
Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
We are officially ready to roll with repair services for the new iPad. We have the necessary parts to begin full service repairs on the new iPad from day one of its release on Friday. Yes, this Friday. Apple stores are reportedly opening the gates at 8AM on Friday morning to sell the new iPad to the masses that can’t wait a few hours later in the day to receive their iPad via FedEx. You got to love an Apple enthusiast camping out for days in front of an Apple Store to get their hands on the latest device. This actually conjures up memories of the man of the hour, our very own Nate Avenmarg who camped out all night in 2008 to get his hands on a brand new iPhone 3G. Early adopters. Love ’em.
With the new iPad all over the news, it’s easy to forget that Apple does have other products that they are developing. I have seen rumors of new 15″ MacBook Airs to come sometime in 2012. To me, this seems like the first step in the dissolution of the traditional MacBook or MacBook Pro. Eventually the MacBook Pro models may become MacBook Airs. Scary though, huh? Solid state hard drives are not cheap, having an expensive 250GB SSD in your MacBook Air won’t hold your massive 100GB iTune’s library and your 300GB worth of movies, documents, and applications. That’s what scares me. SSD drive prices are sure to drop in due time, I remember buying a 1gB thumb drive for $100 a while back, now the same thumb drives are promotional give-aways at trade shows. I guess I’ll just hang in there.
I still have my trusty old MacBook that has yet to give up on me (knock on wood). If I ever crack my MacBook screen, I know where to get it fixed. We can fix any cracked or broken MacBook or MacBook Pro screen for that matter.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
With the impending release of the new iPad later this week, we are prepping for new iPad repairs so we’re ready on day one. In honor of the new iPad’s release, we are cutting iPad 2 repair prices across the board. Check out our iPad 2 Repair Page for a full listing of all of our iPad 2 repairs.
The most common repairs on an iPad 2 are digitizer replacements. That is, if you drop your iPad 2 and its glass is cracked, this is the repair you need.
We are in full iPad repairing mode. Our techs are super-excited to begin work on repairs for the new iPad and I can’t stop talking about despite being slightly underwhelmed about the Apple keynote last week.
Nonetheless, there’s still tons to be excited about. For example, the new iPhoto for iOS looks amazing. This is certainly a game changer when it comes to photo editing software on your iOS device (or any non-laptop mobile device). We all have our iPhones on us, having iPhoto in your pocket along with iMovie and the impressive Garageband makes anyone with an iPhone a walking media studio. The times are changing that’s for sure.
In the mean time you know what to do with your broken iPads. There has never been any more incentive than now to repair your busted, cracked, of flat-out broken iPad 2s.
Talk to you later.
Thursday, March 8th, 2012
It’s been a day since Apple introduced the new iPad. Pre-orders are now being processed and people should expect to have their brand new 2012 edition of the iPad in their hands as early as next week. Now it’s time for us to talk about repairs for the new iPad.
First off, if you break your new iPad, crack the screen, or damage it in any way, here is the page you need to visit: our New iPad Repair Page. Over time we will be filling this page up with the same quality repairs that you have seen on the iPad 2 repair page. As a matter of fact, we already know that the new iPad is very similar to the iPad 2 as far as the internal design goes (a few changes as far as placement of internal components are concerned, but similar nonetheless). Given the fact that our new iPad repair parts are similar to that of the iPad 2, our techs have likened the change in the internal form factor of the new iPad to that of the change between the iPod Touch Gen 2 and the iPod Touch Gen 3. Needless to say, our techs are going to be ready to repair the new iPad.
Here are a few repairs to expect for the new iPad (2012):
New iPad (2012) Broken Glass/Digitizer Replacement Service
New iPad (2012) Retina Display/LCD Repair Service
New iPad (2012) Front Assembly Replacement. This includes the new iPad’s LCD Screen with the Retina Display AND the Glass/Digitizer
New iPad (2012) Headphone Jack Replacent Service
New iPad (2012) Back Case Repair and Replacement
We will have these repairs up soon!
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
And that’s just it. The new iPad. Nothing more, nothing less. iPad. I guess Apple is known for its minimalistic designs so who is to say that they can’t apply the same thing to their nomenclature? All of us were expecting either the iPad 3 or iPad HD, but Apple did it again and to the ire of all the pundits out there. Well that goes to show you, Apple does what it wants and you’ll probably hate it at first,but given the right amount of time you will grow to love it.
We all knew what the new iPad was going to be. It was going to have a Retina Display, better cameras, faster processer and more memory, but for the most part, it was going to look the same as the iPad 2. Sure iPhoto was a pleasant surprise and the new advances in Garageband are great, but we all knew what was coming. I don’t know about you, but these Apple press events are seeming to become a little underwhelming. The last times I remember being super excited after one of them was when Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone and then the iPad later on. I guess nowadays it takes a little more than an update on an existing product to excite us. Here’s looking to you, Apple Television Set.
Tomorrow I will give you all a little more information on what we are going to offer as far as repairs on the new iPad.
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