Apple’s WWDC 2014 – what did you think?

Hello electronics gurus, did you get a chance to watch or hear about Apple’s announcements at their Worldwide Developer Conference yesterday?

In my opinion, you didn’t miss too much; I know that a lot of people were waiting to hear about the new 2014 iPhone release but you have to remember that Apple typically doesn’t announce new iPhones until later in the year.

They did talk about the new changes in their iOS; upgrading it to iOS 8 and their new computer system software dubbed “Yosemite” that are both geared and intended to link hand held devices and computers closer together.

Earlier this year, I was personally happy to see the iOS upgrade to version 7.1.1 and I really enjoy it. iOS 8 should be exciting as well. The Verge put together a good report on the conference here. I’m happy with the “Family Sharing” capability that will allow up to six people to share iTunes purchases including apps and music. Awesome!

Picture taken from MacRumors website - we'll have to wait and see what Apple brings us next!

Picture taken from MacRumors website – we’ll have to wait and see what Apple brings us next!

What can we expect in terms of a new iPhone this year? As usual the rumor mill is cranking out some good info, but there’s a lot of talk about a huge “Samsung like” screen that is 5.5″ to compete with the other “huge screen” Smartphones in the market. When will we know for sure? Check back with me sometime in September, I bet we’ll know then.

We here at Mission Repair are trying to get as much info as possible about this new iPhone and if we can gather anything of interest, you’ll hear it here first. Until then we will keep working on sourcing screens for this behemoth and be ready for it’s release. I know that we’ll have someone call us the first day they are released with a cracked glass – it never fails.

Any input on the WWDC? What did you think?

Take care, Ryan

Own a “vintage” phone?

Hello friends, I just watched a video on CNN.com that talked about the fad of owning and using a “vintage” cell phone. This was work related, so watching videos while at work is ok in this situation 😉

Apparently there is a new trend in cell phones – one that is making it “cool” to use an older, greyscale, non-smart phone as a sign and symbol of the times. I think that I might be one of the users that would quite possibly lean toward a “less-smart” smartphone – personally I’ve got so many means of communication with the outside world including through this blog I’m writing, that my cell phones seem to be on “offense” at all times. Yes, I have 2 phones, both set up and designed for very different purposes. Gulp.

In fact, I recently removed my email from my iPhone altogether and I’m a much happier man for it. I know, it’s strange…I just wait until I get to the office!

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I find it a bit distracting when I’m out at a restaurant and see everyone swiping their phones; reading, texting, gaming or whatever. In my opinion it’s not a bad idea to take a break from the technology and look up once in a while.

UK manufacturer, Binatone, is making a new “Brick” phone. That’s right, it’s similar to the one that in the picture above, but it’s actually new and you can buy them now. Simple technology and a fashion statement to boot that come in several colors. There’s a caveat – you won’t get the smartphone experience. Not being able to Tweet or visit Facebook might freak you out for a minute but let’s face it, what did you do before Twitter and Facebook were around?

There’s a plus to older phones. Not only are they nostalgic but with the lack of a full-face glass screen they seemed indestructible. I can’t tell you how many times I dropped my old Blackberry on the ground and it NEVER failed. One drop of an iPhone and you’ll need to send it into us for glass repair. It’s how and why we are in business.

Are you willing to lose your smart features? Well that’s your call – no pun intended.

Happy talking, Ryan

Oh No! You Cracked Your iPhone 4S Screen?!?

Hello M:R Nation –

We use many words to describe the iPhone 4S, but the most prevlent word that comes to mind when discussing this device is “longevity”. Originally released in 2011, the iPhone 4S has seen many good years on the market and is still there to this day! It’s not often that Apple will sell something for this long and I believe the main reason for this is simply due to 1 factor… The iPhone 4S just works…

…Until it doesn’t and that’s where Mission Repair comes in!

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It’s worth the repair!

We have been successfully completing iPhone 4S repairs since 2011 and are proud to still be supporting them after all this time! The main issue we see with the iPhone 4S is screen damage. Damage such as cracked glass, a broken LCD or even a malfunctioned touch screen. When you are experiencing issues like this and choose Mission Repair for your repair service, we will take the upmost care of your device all while fitting it with a brand new screen assembly!

Furthermore, the best part about using Mission Repair is actually 3 fold: Turnaround time, warranties and price! We offer the best in all 3 categories and strive to improve them on a daily basis!

So if you will give Mission Repair the honor and allow us to repair your beautiful device, let us help you get started. Give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we will get you set up! Can’t use your phone due to the broken screen? No problem, click here: iPhone 4S Repair! and get started on an online order right now!

Cheers, Troy

I think it’s motorcycle riding weather!

Hello friends-

It was a special night last night as we closed up shop – Troy (our Mission Repair General Manager) asked me if I would give him a ride up to the Harley Store in Olathe so he could pick up his new ride!

Here’s Troy in the showroom in front of his beast. I think he was in a little “shock” here…
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After ringing the bell and firing up his new hog, we hit the road. For those of you that live in “helmet law” states, please know that Troy is not riding illegally here in Kansas – helmets are not required even though we normally wear them. This pic without the helmet was purely for the “cool” factor!

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So with all of the excitement and “new bike smell” one might ask “Ryan, did you buy a new bike last night too?” Just so you know I am a bit impulsive, I do like motorcycles, I do like looking cool…so I did what any other guy like me would do in this situation:

I ran out of the dealership as fast as I possibly could.

It’s a beautiful day outside today here in Kansas City, and we’re staffed and stocked at both of our Mission Repair locations so stop on by for that iPad, iPhone or Samsung Galaxy repair. We’ll take care of you!

Best, Ryan

Mission Repair is an authorized (UAG) Urban Armor Gear Distributor!

Hello friends-

I’m excited to announce that we are now offering and carrying Urban Armor Gear (UAG) cases for your iPhones, Galaxy SIII, SIV, SV, iPad Air, iPad Mini and several other devices.

If you’ve ever seen me carrying around my phone, you’ll notice that I keep mine protected in a UAG case as well.

Urban Armor Gear products reflect the independent spirit of their designers and represent a dedication to superior quality and craftsmanship. Inspired by a sense of adventure, our distinctive cases are engineered to protect your gear from the rigors of a mobile lifestyle and enhance the utility of your device.

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The best part about buying one of these cases is that we are offering FREE SHIPPING to anywhere in the USA!

So jump on our website and snag one of the best cases in the market for your fragile hand-held device. These are tough as nails and look great (in my opinion) on your phone.

Have a great day everyone, we’ve got every color in stock today!

Take care, Ryan