What is an iPhone digitizer?

I know that there are a ton of question about the “digitizer” on your iPhone, or any other touch-screen smartphone these days. We here at Mission Repair are experts and very familiar with iPhone digitizers, glass, and screens. We repair them by the thousands every month. Let’s see if we can demonstrate what the digitizer is here under a glass panel:

This is the digitizer on an iPhone!

The digitizer is fused UNDER the glass cover. It’s the electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger through the glass, and is designed to allow the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. This is the “input” of the device and it’s very thin and transparent.

The point is that you cannot replace the digitizer alone. Since it’s part of the glass, in the event of a touch failure it needs to be replaced with the glass and vice versa. So if you have a cracked iPhone glass, you’re going to get a new digitizer as well. If you have an iPhone that doesn’t respond to touch, you’ll also get a new glass. It’s just the way it’s designed.

You might see these assemblies marketed as:

  • iPhone glass
  • iPhone digitizer
  • iPhone touch screen
  • iPhone glass screen
  • iPhone screen
  • iPhone touch panel

For all intents and purposes, these terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing. Are you in need of one of these parts? Here’s a list of glass/digitizer repairs that we sell here at Mission Repair:

Don’t forget our wide selection of iPad Glass Repair options!

Remember, you might see these glass panels for sale cheap – be sure to inquire about the required digitizer that is fused to the glass from the factory – without it, the glass is useless. You cannot replace the glass or “remove” your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone without advanced equipment and lots of training. It just doesn’t work! These assemblies are built together and must stay together. I hope this information helps!

New Mobile Site = launched!

Countdown…5-4-3-2-1 and we have liftoff!

We just launched our newest version of our mobile site today and I have to say, it turned out great!

Mission Repair

Now on MissionRepair.com we have updated, innovated, and invigorated our mobile site (that’s the website that you see from your mobile phone) to be easier to use. In fact, we have a complete solution for browsing prices and even checking out on your hand-held device that is easier than ever before.

What brought on this change?

During our website analysis we noticed over 10,000 visitors a month that use a smartphone to view our website were dropping off after the first page. Why were a lot of you doing that? I already know…it’s because our mobile landing page was pretty bad (I admit it) and we have now solved the problem. A special thanks Melanie in the graphics department, she pushed me to make the change happen quickly!

So, if you’re reading this blog on a smartphone (like I know a lot of you do), all you need to do now is click this link to see what’s new in the Mission Repair mobile world. It’s refreshing. If you’re not on a mobile device, then you’ll be presented with the same awesome webpage that you’ve come to know and love.

Have a great weekend everyone – I’ll be working tomorrow to catch up on a few loose ends here at the office so if you need me you know where I’ll be.

Take care, Ryan

Neither Rain, Nor Sleet, Nor Snow. Well, maybe Snow.

Hello again everyone, it’s getting a tad cool outside at the moment over here at the Mission Repair headquarters.

I just looked at our forecast and it’s going to pretty much snow on us tonight. There’s a blizzard warning all across the Midwest, and Kansas City is going to get caught in it as well. Being Midwesterners, we expect snow. It’s OK, most of us have four wheel drive vehicles and we’re used to the winter weather. But there’s something to be said for the first snow of the year and “getting into the rhythm” of winter. Well, I rode my motorcycle yesterday, and tomorrow it’s going to be 10 degrees with the wind chill. WHAM! Hello Winter!

Here’s tonight’s forecast:

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Well, we’ll make it into work, this is not a “closing” type of winter storm, however I would expect delays at the airport which may effect our ability to receive and send FedEx packages tomorrow. We will do our best to ensure that everything is received as quickly as possible, but when Mother Nature strikes, we’re kind of at her mercy!

So wish us luck, and we’ll be in touch. I promise that we’ll blog tomorrow to let you know that business is open and rocking. I just hope that if you’re in the path of the major blizzard system, that you’re prepared. You’ll need water, food, heat, and other items. Check out our sister company Mission Survivor, if you’re ever in need of prepping items!

Take care, talk to you tomorrow. Ryan

Looking for a Christmas Gift for that iPhone lover?

Well hello there folks, it’s that time of year. You know, the time of year that is jammed up with Christmas decorating, Christmas “buying” and giving? Well we here at Mission Repair jammed ourselves up a little extra and we’ve launched a brand new company that is officially open as of December 1st, 2012! Are you an outdoor enthusiast?

Visit us Online or stop by our new location!

Visit us Online or stop by our new location!

The press hasn’t gone out yet on your new business – but we’re taking orders and we’re helping people across the nation with their outdoor needs- Visit http://www.missionsurvivor.com

One of our cross-over items that we’re selling at Mission Survivor is rugged outdoor ballistic nylon phone holders made by Maxpedition.

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Maxpedition’s tagline is “Hard Use Gear” and these holsters and cases are just what you’re looking for if you’re the outdoor adventurous type that wants to protect their precious iPhone or Samsung Phone. I mean, if you’ve broken your phone before and sent it into us at Mission Repair, you know the heartaches and pains of what it feels like to damage your device. Of course we make it as easy as humanly possible to obtain a phone repair, but let’s face it it’s a traumatic experience that is heartbreaking at a minimum!

So take a look at our new business, it may interest you. It’s in a separate location with a separate phone number, with separate employees – so if you’re in the market for any high quality camping supplies or just looking for some items for your Zombie Apocalypse preparations Mission Survivor will take care of you!

OK, I’m back to work, we are filming several new videos today that I want to release soon!

Take care, Ryan Arter

Veteran’s Day is almost here and Mission Repair celebrates!

Hello everyone, Veteran’s Day is almost upon us. It’s actually on November 11th each year, which means that it lands on a Sunday in 2012. When it lands on a weekend, the Federal Holiday gets moved to Monday so please be aware of that…there might be some businesses like your bank and the Post Office that will be closed on Monday November 12th. It’s these kind of holidays that sneak up on us so try to keep that in mind if you’re expecting that USPS package to arrive next week!

At Mission Repair we’ve made this holiday a pertinent one- we loan out our company 1968 Deuce and a Half to a local school for the day as part of the Veteran “theme” that they use. It just so happens that the school I’m describing will have their Veteran festivities and assembly tomorrow so I need to fire the beast up and get it up to Clear Creek Elementary School tomorrow morning before the kids arrive! It’ll stay there all day for pictures and as a rolling memorial to all of the Veterans that will visit the school tomorrow.

Last year at this time my father, Gary Arter, a Veteran of the Vietnam War was honored at the same assembly but was too sick to attend…and now that it’s been almost a year since he passed away this assembly and event has become even more special and I have a personal stake in making sure these kids understand that sacrifices that many have made to keep our country safe.

So if you’re lucky enough to see me driving around Kansas City tomorrow, feel free to give me a “honk”. You can’t miss the truck, it’ll be the ginormous vehicle that’s as menacing as it looks in the picture. If not, stop by our office sometime and I’ll give you a tour and take you for a ride. It sits in our warehouse ready for action!

With that being said, I’ve got a 20% off coupon for new Mission Repair customers that is good now through Sunday, November 11th, 2012. When checking out online, use coupon code “ARTER” to receive your 20% discount on any service or product we offer at MissionRepair.com remember this coupon will expire on Sunday night a midnight!

Thanks, take care, Ryan

Why Mission Repair? Reason #1093.

Hello there, we know that you have choices when it comes to your repair provider and I will be sharing my “2,000 Reasons to Choose Mission Repair” intermingled with our other amazing blogs. Today’s reason:

Reason #1093 – we can print 20 shipping labels per second.

HIGH SPEED PRINTING! We have such a large volume of repair flow that we were forced to upgrade our shipping solutions and we made the decision to upgrade our printers to these amazingly fast Zebra ZM400 printers. In fact, we got 4 of them to keep up with our demands. These are heavy duty printers that can give us up to 3,000 labels/day – each. OK, we are not shipping 12,000 iPhone packages per day, but it’s on my list of “to-do’s” within my life accomplishments!

We are always trying to improve our processes and speed to keep up with the demand of our customers. It’s what separates us from our competition – if you want to call it that 😉

There you have it. It’s all about efficiency and technology, and Mission Repair is geared for both. Thanks for reading!

Best, Ryan

As promised – “ACTION!”

Hello folks, did you see us last week on the air live?

Want to see how the best repair enter in the country (That’s us at Mission Repair) can repair an iPhone? It’s here live in our segment that aired on NBC!

Guess what? We have been invited to run 6 more of these spots over the next couple of months so stay tuned to that TV, I’ll be bringing more great live entertainment (and a few surprises) soon!

Thanks, Ryan