Reality check. It’s time to get out the Halloween lights!

Good afternoon!

It’s a strange feeling, but 2015 is moving right along. I found this graphic on Facebook today and it struck me as kind of a surprise. If you count today, here are a few stats that might interest you:

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This means that there are a few holidays coming up and a few time off requests from my employees that need to be fulfilled. Please note that Mission Repair, Inc. will be open every day until our next holiday off which is Thanksgiving, Thursday November 26th, 2015. I can’t believe that I’m already talking about Thanksgiving! It’s still early, but when I see that we are under 100 days until Christmas, things start to get a little crazy around this time of year.

So as we close up on a Friday afternoon, reflect on the short amount of time we have left in the year to get things accomplished. It’s been a busy year so far for us here at Mission Repair and for me personally as well. What will 2016 bring? We can talk about that in 106 days, on January 1st! Just in time for my birthday.

Have a great weekend, Ryan

The iPad Pro – will it be for you?

Hello friends, Apple recently announced the iPad Pro; and of course we will be offering repairs for it soon here on the Mission Repair website.

There’s a lot of talk about who and what this tablet was designed for. Specifically since of it’s high price tag, that it could replace a laptop for high-end executives that travel, read the news, email, watch movies and work within their proprietary vertical market software. Again these devices are about $950 on average and there won’t be one in every household (in my humble opinion).

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Jason Perlow for Tech Broiler writes:

“But if the iPad Pro is the future of computing, particularly for executive task workers and for high-end data visualization, then we really need to think about capacity management in the cloud and how we may need to re-architect existing LOB apps originally designed for Client-Server, now being lifted and shifted to IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) to minimize development, to scale as PaaS (Platform as a Service) in massively multi-tenant, public cloud environments.

Because without the Cloud, the iPad Pro is just a very expensive executive paperweight.”

I think he’s got some validity there, but even though I don’t imagine these devices selling like the iPad Mini where I see them in the hands of children, I do think that the consumer group that just simply likes a big screen will wait in line to have the next big thing. Is it for me? I don’t think so.

My son has the iPhone 6 Plus, and it’s a little too much. I still remember loving my iPhone 4S; but I’ve settled into my iPhone 6. Size does matter in the electronics world, and I think I’ll stick with my iPad 4 for a while. At least until I become a big important business executive that is!

Take care, Ryan