Would You Buy An iWatch?

Hello M:R Nation –

Have you been following the rumors about the iWatch recently? Or better question, would you ever consider wearing an Apple product around your wrist? How about if this watch worked in tandem with your iPhone to alert you to an incoming call or would allow you to reply to a text message without taking your phone out of your pocket?

I for one am thrilled about the possibilities of all the above! For years, I have desired something of the sort and if you believe the rumors, the arrival of the “iWatch” is imminent! We received a taste of an Apple watch a few years back with the arrival of the a few wristband accessory for the 6th Generation iPod Nano, but it is very limited (aside from listing to Harry Potter books).

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So what are the rumors saying exactly? Here are a few things we have heard from rumor sites and vendors alike:

  • 1.3/1.5-inch display
  • “Full” iOS Capibility
  • Biometrics and other sensors for health features
  • 4-5 day battery life targeted
  • Late 2014 release

Yep, thats about all we “think” we know about this device. If Apple is at all “Apple” about this new product, it will blow our minds in ways we never knew possible and those of you that never wear a watch, will all of a sudden wear one religiously.

 

Cheers, Troy

Kindle Fire Charging Port Repairs!

Hello M:R Nation –

I just finished up dusting off my old repair tools and getting in deep with some Kindle Fire USB port repairs. I always feel a sense of calm when repairing something and after a hectic business day like yesterday, I needed some calm in my life.

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When I say “charging or USB port” I’m referring to where you plug your charger into when the battery on your Kindle Fire is low. Replacing this port is not for the faint of heart. It’s soldered onto the main board of the kindle and take some pretty specialized tools to complete the task. This is one of the main reasons we don’t offer a DIY part for this specific repair. It’s our way of saying “let the pros handle it”.

So, now that I have finished all of our in-house units and shipped them to their respective owners, I’m kind of craving more! Do you have a Kindle Fire that no longer charges? Well we have a solution for you and the best part about this solution… You won’t go broke utilizing it!

Our Kindle Fire Charging Port Replacement Repair Service is only $49.00 and I bet if you look around, you could find a coupon code and get a few duckets taken off! So if you are in need of this incredible and inexpensive service, give us a call or click the above link to get your repair started!

Cheers, Troy

iPhone 5C repair. What’s all the commotion?

Good morning friends,

I’m here to talk a little bit about the iPhone 5C repair. Specifically about the glass replacement service; because we have heard a little bit of commotion out in the market about the validity and quality of these repairs.

How did we hear?

We’ve had several customers call in and “complain” about this service being performed by another repair company, only to ask “Can you make it work?” Of course the answer is “Yes”.

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The real issue is that there are different grades of parts out on the market, and some repair centers use cheap imitation screens that are marginal at best. Furthermore, there are some repair centers that attempt to remove the glass from the LCD on your unit, and then attempt to install a new glass piece back onto your LCD with less than favorable results. Most “small” repair shops don’t have the capability to perform “clean room style” repairs but may attempt to do so…it’s a bad combination.

We’ve seen dirt trapped between the glass and LCD, air bubbles, liquid seepage, failing digitizers and just poor glass quality with imperfections and inconsistencies in this product from other vendors. Remember that if the price seems too good to be true, it’s probably is!

We offer the screen which assembled correctly, comes with a complete 1 year warranty, parts and labor included for $119. This will get you professional installation and a top quality replacement part – you’ll never know that you didn’t break your screen after we’re done repairing it. It doesn’t matter whether you have the white, yellow, blue, green or pink iPhone 5C…we’ll take care of business for you and promise that after your repair, you won’t have to call another repair center to fix it again. I guarantee it.

Thanks everyone, have a nice afternoon. Ryan

Apple’s WWDC 2014 – what did you think?

Hello electronics gurus, did you get a chance to watch or hear about Apple’s announcements at their Worldwide Developer Conference yesterday?

In my opinion, you didn’t miss too much; I know that a lot of people were waiting to hear about the new 2014 iPhone release but you have to remember that Apple typically doesn’t announce new iPhones until later in the year.

They did talk about the new changes in their iOS; upgrading it to iOS 8 and their new computer system software dubbed “Yosemite” that are both geared and intended to link hand held devices and computers closer together.

Earlier this year, I was personally happy to see the iOS upgrade to version 7.1.1 and I really enjoy it. iOS 8 should be exciting as well. The Verge put together a good report on the conference here. I’m happy with the “Family Sharing” capability that will allow up to six people to share iTunes purchases including apps and music. Awesome!

Picture taken from MacRumors website - we'll have to wait and see what Apple brings us next!

Picture taken from MacRumors website – we’ll have to wait and see what Apple brings us next!

What can we expect in terms of a new iPhone this year? As usual the rumor mill is cranking out some good info, but there’s a lot of talk about a huge “Samsung like” screen that is 5.5″ to compete with the other “huge screen” Smartphones in the market. When will we know for sure? Check back with me sometime in September, I bet we’ll know then.

We here at Mission Repair are trying to get as much info as possible about this new iPhone and if we can gather anything of interest, you’ll hear it here first. Until then we will keep working on sourcing screens for this behemoth and be ready for it’s release. I know that we’ll have someone call us the first day they are released with a cracked glass – it never fails.

Any input on the WWDC? What did you think?

Take care, Ryan