Will the Phone 6 prove to be UNBREAKABLE?

Hello there iPhone fans…

It seems that Apple is ready to take the plunge and move from the not-so-tough Gorilla Glass to Sapphire Crystal for their screen material – which has been around for years.

In fact, Sapphire was used in the iPhone 5S as a camera lens and for the home button – both for durability and clarity.

Sapphire has been used in uncountable applications over the years. For example, many high-end watches have sapphire crystals for durability – because if you’re like me, I seem to bang my watch around as I move through life.

Will your new iPhone start out like this?

Will your new iPhone start out like this?

Apple’s move to install a costly sapphire crystal display on the iPhone 6 could prove to be a difference maker for some people. While I have no doubt that it will be more scratch resistant, I have doubts that it will be more shatter-proof than Gorilla Glass. At this point it’s just my feeling about the paper-thin sapphire but we will see…and I’m very interested to learn about the real-world results coming in a couple of months.

As the Owner of a repair center for more than a decade, I can tell you that each iPhone that is released has offered several challenges and I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t worried a time or two. I’m sure that Apple will throw a lot of money toward the sapphire crystal display marketing and I do hope that it’s more durable than older revisions of the iPhone screen; I’m just not convinced that it will be.

We’ve repaired hundreds or thousands of phones. I’d say 3 of those were for “scratches” in the glass.

There’s another issue that can cause a bit of heartburn here as well for some repair centers; that there’s rumors of a “matched” IC chip that’s installed on the LCD of each iPhone 6. This means that simply “swapping” out screens will be a thing of the past. It will be a true repair and when it may seem simple to some, it will be impossible for others.

We will keep you posted on the iPhone 6 and we will report back after it’s release to let you know about the repair capability, feasibility and costs – and I might just have to get one!

Stay tuned to the Mission Repair blog.

Take care, Ryan

July is just about half way over. . .

Hi friends, that also means that our Deal of the Month is about half way over as well!

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After July, our pricing will return to normal on the ever popular iPad Mini Screen Repair. It’s unfortunate that there are so many of these in the market that have broken since their release- too bad the speculated “sapphire” screens – that have been rumored to be installed on the New iPhone 6 – wasn’t already invented and installed on the iPad Mini.

Nevertheless, we are here and ready to help you take care of that iPad Mini with shattered glass…this month on Special with no coupon code necessary.

iPad Mini Screen Repairs at Mission Repair…the time is NOW!

Take care, Ryan

P.S. More on the iPhone Sapphire Screens soon.