We’ve got a long list of repairs at Mission Repair, and we strive to add new services as new products are released. Very soon, the iPad Mini 4 Repairs will hit our service lineup.
We’ve had a few requests for this service already; however I’d like to make you aware that these screens are “fused” unlike most of the other iPad screens that we are currently repairing…therefore the price for repair will be higher than it’s older counterparts. This can make the decision for some people to NOT BUY the iPad Mini 4;
Additionally, we get asked all the time: “Is it a good idea to spend the extra $100 for AppleCare+ if you’re going to be spending $600 dollars anyway on one of these new iPads?” What’s another $100 at that point? Well, it’s a lot…and if you break the screen even under AppleCare+ you’ll pay Apple another deductible to Apple as well to have it repaired.
It’s clear in this industry that Apple is making a move to make their devices less economically repairable…so as consumers we need to be aware of these things before we make purchases. At this point, it’s a tough call…does a customer pay the extra $100 for “insurance” from Apple? What if it’s never used? You got it, you’d just lose that $100.
I personally have stopped buying all kinds of different “extended service plans” if I know where to get something repaired or can do it myself. Chances are you’ll never need it. If you do, you’ll have to pay for it at that point…but if you don’t, you pay nothing.
It’s how and why Mission Repair is in business. We are here for those customers that are out-of-warranty, don’t have AppleCare+, or don’t want to pay Apple more deductibles. We have our business anniversary in April of this year and will be moving into our 9th year of business, it must be working for some of you!
Take care, Ryan