Is the iPad “MEGA” on it’s way?

Hi there,

I’m not sure if you follow the rumor mill or not when it comes to Apple products, but there’s a buzz about a 12.9″ iPad that may hit this year. Apple’s iPad kickstarted the tablet craze and recent rumors suggest the world’s most valuable company has an even bigger one on the way.

According to an online report from Taiwanese blog “DigiTimes”, components for a 12.9″ iPad are being readied for Apple to take delivery in September.

However, because demand for tablets is slowing, the technology giant has lowered its initial supply order.

So while a larger iPad could be available by the end of the year, you might not necessarily be able to get hold of one – Apple had a similar delay for the launch of the Apple Watch, although that was due to not being able to get hold of enough components in the first place.

Apple’s current iPads are either 9.7-inches (iPad Air and iPad Air 2) or 7.9-inches (iPad mini 3 and iPad mini 2).

It’s exciting to think that the electronics giant will be adding a new form factor to the lineup, which means that we here at Mission Repair will be adding it to our iPad repair lineup as well.

I remember thinking that no one would want a huge iPhone like the iPhone 6 Plus; but clearly I was wrong. So I’m going to take a new approach to the new “iPad Mega” (that’s what I’m calling it anyway) and say that I’m POSITIVE that consumers will love it. I’d suggest just keeping it out of the hands of your 3-year old. . .it’s going to take two GROWN UP hands to handle this one! We’ll see…

Happy Tuesday, Ryan

Human Resources…

Good morning everyone,

It’s a fine Tuesday morning, and I’ve sent our Administration Manager Lennie out to a seminar for the day to learn a little more about being the administrator of Mission Repair’s Human Resource Department.

human-resources

Since we are a small business of less than 50 employees, I’ve never really seen the need to have this be a full-time position, but of course there is hiring, discipline, coaching and record keeping that need to be done so Lennie has the privilege of adding this to his list of duties.

Employee salaries and benefits comprise the vast majority of Mission Repair’s operating expenses. More importantly, the business is, in a very real sense, nothing more than its employees. The label of “human resources,” now the norm in most workplaces, designating a broad involvement and strategic role in the organization.

Hopefully today he’ll touch on:

► Managing job recruitment, selection and promotion of employees;
► Developing and overseeing employee benefits and wellness programs;
► Developing and promoting appropriate personnel policies and enforces those policies;
► Fostering a positive work environment and effective employee-employer relations;
► Managing our pay-for-performance system;
► Promoting employee career development and job training;
► Providing an orientation class for new employees;
► Providing guidance on disciplinary actions; and
► Serving as primary contact for work-site injuries and accidents; to date, we’ve only had one in the last 8 years, and it was Lennie! He jabbed a screwdriver through his finger…but that’s a whole story in itself.

You can’t be an expert in the field after a one-day seminar, but since we’ve got a good foothold and understanding of how things work at Mission Repair, I think this will help round him out. So if you’re looking for him today – please be patient. He’ll be back in the office tomorrow. He’s making a better Mission Repair for everyone!

Take care, Ryan