iPad 2 VS The New iPad(3) VS iPad With Retina Display(4)

Hello M:R Nation –

I think there might be some confusion among folks over the differences are between the different iPad models. So allow me to shed some light on some of the subtle and not so subtle differences.

Form the outside, you are not going to be able to notice much, if any differences at first glance. All 3 devices are 9.50″ x 7.31″ x 0.37″, all have a 9.7″ display and all sport a facetime and rear camera, but a great way to tell the difference between an iPad 2 and the others is the Siri function. All newer generation iOS devices have Siri.

Now to tell the difference between the The New iPad and iPad With Retina Display is very simple, just look at the bottom of the iPad. You will see  The New iPad  has the old 30 pin connector and the iPad With Retina Display sports the great new “Lightning” connector which looks like this:

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iPad with Retina Display

Those are just some industry tips that we use here daily to identify what you are sending to us. While most folks get it right, we do have the occasional customer that orders the wrong service. Hopefully this can serve as a guide for those of you that are not quite sure. Moving forward, lets talk about the inside of these great devices.

This is where it can get complicated, so I won’t go too in depth. The iPad 2 had a lot less in common with it’s two successors when it comes to the internals. Take the glass/digitizer for an example. The iPad 2 has a completely different connector than the The New iPad and the iPad With Retina Display which share the same cable (Shown in the picture below).

In fact, the LCD is the same on the two successors as well. Now, we don’t usually disclose this type of information, but I want to make one thing clear, The New iPad and the iPad with Retina display use the SAME screen. So PLEASE, don’t fall for the marketing tricks of other companies and pay more for the iPad with Retina display, It is exactly the same and it should cost the same as The New iPad repair!

iPad Glass/Digitizer Cables

iPad Glass/Digitizer Cables

For further internal information, check out this comparison chart. It really shows some key differences and similarities between the 3 models.

iPad Comparison

iPad Comparison

As you can see, looks can be deceiving. While these 3 models look identical, they are for the most part different and different for the better. This is what Apple is known for. Taking something great and slightly improving it for the better.

Lastly, I want to shed some light on the biggest thing these 3 iPads have fiercely in common. Mission:Repair services all of them! We do the leg work on finding the differences and sourcing those different parts so you don’t have to deal with it:-)!

From screens to headphone jacks and everything in between, we are you one stop shop for iPad repair. I hope this post has helped you to identify what iPad you own. Even if it is not broken, it’s still good to just know. If it is broken, I hope find some of the links below helpful. Just click and enjoy!

Full-Service iPad 2 Repair Services and Upgrades!

Full-Service New iPad Repair Services!

iPad with Retina Display Repair Services!

It’s still Cyber Monday – but it feels like it’s Friday already.

Wow, it’s just now about 6pm on Cyber Monday, and what a day this has been.

I have projects stacked up behind me. . .and they all had to wait due to the enormous amount of calls and new customers we received today. In fact, we’ve already broken every Mission Repair record to date including number of orders taken in a single day, number of phone calls, number of walk ins and number of repairs- and we still have 6 hours to go in this miraculous Cyber Monday event!

So we are still here – and we are open extra late tonight. Normally we close at 6pm, but doors are open and the phone system is still rocking. We have several representatives answering live so if you’re in need of an iPhone repair or if it’s time to get that tablet screen repaired, make your move now. Let me help you out a bit – we are offering FREE shipping on your repair (to anywhere in the USA!) and we also have a Cyber Monday coupon code available. Just use “cyber12” when you checkout online and it’ll save you an additional 12% of your entire order total on this 2012 Cyber Monday! Remember that this coupon expires today!

Ok, I have to get back to the phone system now and we’re coming back to you with more goodies and info from all of your friends at Mission Repair very soon.

Take care!

Ryan

KC Live was a blast today!

Hello there folks,

I just got back from NBC’s studios in Kansas City from our LIVE spot on their Morning Show, KC LIVE! This was our second of a 7 part series. I have to admit it’s fun and a good time but I get REALLY NERVOUS as the crew behind the cameras start counting down “you’re live in 5…4…3…2…1…action!”.

Today I was interviewed by Michael on the couch which is a new spot for me. Last time I was able to stand which gave me a little “wiggle” room. Not today – it felt like the hot seat!

Don’t panic Ryan, it’s just LIVE TV!

Today’s topic was all about iPad repair and why Mission Repair is the prime spot for service. Of course, this is my area of expertise. . .so I made sure to boast as professionally as I could 😉

OK, the next airing will be in a couple of weeks and I’ll be talking a lot about Facebook and our iPod Giveaway that we are having on Facebook. Stay tuned!!

Take care, Ryan

P.S. It’s been a couple of hours since the broadcast and my adrenaline is almost back to normal.

The key to success!

Hello everyone, here’s a pic of Kim (in sales) entering our Service Lab:

Notice that she’s holding a key card with a smile? We just had our new security system installed and there’s a reason that I’m blogging about it.

I want all of my customers to know that when you use Mission Repair, we are doing everything we can to make sure that your device (and data) are safe. We have a very secure building with night-vision cameras, state of the art security system, time lock solid-core security doors, a key-card entry system (with a sensor on every door – except for the bathrooms!) and even a locked secure cage that keeps your device secure in the event that it needs to spend the night at our service lab. I’ve also got a few other goodies installed that keep me comfortable when we’re away, I’ll keep these surprises to myself 😉 We can even track the movements of our employees within the business to see who is where at all times. Is it “Big Brother Watching”? No. It’s the smart thing to do and it keeps us all accountable!

Why do we do all of this? It’s for peace of mind. We’ve never had to deal with a burglary or break in at our repair center (KNOCK ON WOOD!) and our customers like knowing that we’re not just some fancy website without the operations to back up our business. Keeping our customer units safe and secure is a top priority while we have possession, period.

It’s one more Reason to trust Mission Repair with your broken iPad or MacBook Repair. We’re the Intelligent Choice.

Take care, Ryan

View our newest commercial online – or just watch NBC and FOX.

Hello again folks, our newest commercial has launched and is rolling- we’re hearing all day today “I saw your commercial, I have a broken (FILL IN YOUR BROKEN IDEVICE HERE) and I need it fixed!”

In this commercial, our “BUSY BUSINESSMAN” is trying to get in a quick workout during his lunch hour – while still trying to send emails and chat with a co-worker. Of course, he gets a little ahead of himself and gets caught up in his “deal” – the cute girl working out next to him is too much for him to handle.

SMASH! Another iPad that needs work at Mission Repair!

We’re having fun with our Mission Repair commercials and the response has been overwhelming. Why don’t you check them out for yourself? They are kinda fun.

Best, Ryan