Good news for “older” iPhones! OS 9.2.1

Hello there everyone,

AppleInsider today reported that the iOS 9.2.1 update can potentially make iOS 9 a smoother experience for people with older iPhones, according to a new series of YouTube videos featuring side-by-side comparisons with devices running iOS 8.4.1.

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Although installing 9.2.1 still causes an iPhone 4S or 5 to boot slower, once in action the software can load apps as fast or faster than 8.4.1 in many circumstances, according to the article. Boot times are said to be speedier than 8.4.1 when running the software on an iPhone 5s, which was also the first iPhone with a 64-bit processor.

A consistent problem with iOS has been the tendency for devices as little as a year or two old to suddenly see slowdowns after upgrading to a new version. This is despite the fact that Apple will deliberately disable some processor-intensive features on older hardware.

A lawsuit filed last month accuses Apple of misleading customers with the claim that iOS 9 is compatible with devices ranging back to the iPhone 4S. In reality Apple is practicing planned obsolescence, the case charges, since people who update a 4S will take a performance hit but find themselves unable to downgrade to 8.4.1 or earlier — nudging them towards buying newer hardware.

We all know that these devices update and upgrade faster than our contracts allow, so unless you’re one of the few that just simply wants and can afford the newest piece of hardware every 6 months, you’ll want to extend the life of your “old” device for a long as possible to maximize your investment.  That’s where Mission Repair can help, so if you have a problem with your phone, we will be happy to take care of it for you.  If you want to upgrade your software, at least Apple is still helping some of the older units at the moment, enjoy!

See ya, Ryan

iPhone 5 series screen assemblies – in demand.

Hello friends,

It’s come to everyone’s attention in the repair industry that iPhone 5, 5C and 5S screens are in limited supply, and vendors have already started raising prices on some screens due to demand.

Let's play "What's in the box?"  With parts in high demand, sometimes our orders are short!

Let’s play “What’s in the box?” With parts in high demand, sometimes our orders are short!

In fact, there are some vendors that are already out of stock on popular items like the Black iPhone 5S; with no ETA on new inventory. This is apparently the result of the Apple production lines shutting down manufacturing of these parts, and with not a lot of stock on hand, the supplies are drying up quickly.

It’s easy to forget that we had a similar situation a couple of years back for the iPhone 4 lines of screens- and it takes the retooling and setup of a new production line in a different manufacturing plant to solve the issue. It was scary at the time, but we will be back at normal production rates – and probably lower prices – when the move is over.

So we may be in an iPhone 5/5C/5S screen drought here very soon; we will keep you posted with news and releases of parts as they come to us, but for the immediate future is seems that we will be OK. At Mission Repair we’ve done our best to grab inventory quickly and get stock on our shelves to attempt to ride out any shortages that may come about.

I’ll let you know more as we are made aware. Ryan

Super Bowl Sunday Is A Frightening Event For Your Phone.

iphone repairThe big game is this weekend! On Sunday, February 1st the Seattle Seahawks take on the New England Patriots and it is a day many football fans dream about all year long. With Superbowl Sunday also comes large amount of delicious food, lots of drinks, fun times with friends and family, and one more thing… a cracked phone. That’s right. It is a frightening time for your phone! Whether you have an iPhone 6, Galaxy S 5, HTC One, Nokia Lumia, etc. While Mission:Repair is here for you if anything happens to your device, we have also come up with a few tips on how to prevent any accidents during the game.

1. Keep your phone away from beverages. It is so easy for a drink to get knocked over in a intense football game. While everyone is huddled around the TV sharing a couch, beverages are bound to get knocked over so play it safe and steer clear of laying your phone down by full cups.

2. Keep your phone away from food. This may sound weird but you’d be surprised. If you’re checking Facebook on your phone over a plate of food, there is a chance your device could drop into cheese dip, baked beans, etc. It’s safest to keep it away from the delicious food.

3. Don’t hold your phone in your hand during the game. Sounds simple right? It may be harder than you think. During the game, be sure to leave your phone in your purse or pocket. This will prevent it from being spiked when celebrating a touchdown.

4. Protect the phone. If you don’t already have a case or screen protector on your device – now may be a good time to purchase one. While cases can’t completely prevent your device from being cracked or damaged – it can help reduce the chances of your phone resulting in a cracked screen.

These tips may be a bit extreme and accidents are bound to happen during an exciting event like the Super Bowl. If for any reason your phone becomes a victim of a cracked screen, is damaged by water or has any other issues after the big game – be sure to call the experts at Mission:Repair (866-638-8402). We repair just about any smartphone on the market and our certified technicians know their stuff. We will repair your device and get it back to you good as new.

I hear you, you want to pay less for iPhone 5, 5S and 5C screen repairs. I’m on it.

Hello again my friends,

In my last blog, I lowered the price on our iPhone 6 screen repairs – and we’re ready to break some more pricing barriers!

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We are now at the LOWEST PRICE EVER RECORDED at the Award-Winning Mission Repair website. No coupons needed; this amazing special begins today, and we’re already taking orders like wildfire. There’s no better time to have the iPhone 5s, 5c or 5 screen repaired, because these prices make it mighty attractive vs. buying a new phone.

We repair THOUSANDS of devices every month; we’ll get your iPhone in here and in a blink of an eye have back into your hands. Well, maybe a little longer than a blink of an eye, but it’ll be fast, I promise.

Click the image above to get started, or give us a call at 866-638-8402. Thanks!

Ryan

iPhone 5 Screen Repairs – $99 During January

It is a new year, a new month and with both of those comes a new Deal of the Month! This month we are repairing iPhone 5 screens for $99. That’s right. If you have a cracked screen or broken LCD, we will replace your old screen with a brand new one for only $99. There is no coupon necessary to receive this sale, just visit one of our walk-in locations, place your order on our website or give us a call at 1-866-638-8402.iphone5blogdeal

If you have recently dropped your phone resulting in a cracked screen and shattered glass – now is the time to get it repaired with the experts at Mission:Repair. If you are local to our walk-in locations, stop by anytime. There is no appointment necessary and be sure to ask your service representative about our SAME DAY service. We can repair your device while you wait. Now that is FAST service!

This Deal of The Month offer is only valid in January – offer expires 1/31/15.

Kansas City iPhone Repair – While You Wait!

1491668_10151879225132913_20641420_nAre you located in the Kansas City area? We have two locations to serve you for any iPod, Smartphone, Tablet or Laptop repair. Our location in Mission is off of Johnson Drive and Nall and our Olathe location is on 162nd St. off of K-7.

We are also open 7 days a week and open until 7pm on week days. For both of our walk-in locations we offer same day service options. In a hurry? We can replace your iPhone’s screen with a brand new one in just about an hour! So, if your iPhone has been dropped or damaged, resulting in a cracked screen be sure to visit us in Olathe, KS or Mission, KS.

Mission, KS Location: 5604 Johnson Drive Mission, KS 66202

 Olathe, KS Location:  19941 W 162nd St. Olathe, KS 66062

The November Newsletter is off!

It’s everyone’s favorite shopping holiday, and the sales and specials are already starting. While Black Friday is fun, we really enjoy Cyber Monday (the Monday after the Thanksgiving weekend) because it’s especially crazy around the Mission Repair call center. It’s our biggest sale of the year!

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If you’re close to a Mission Repair location, we will be opening at 6:00am on Black Friday; we have some exciting specials happening for all of our walk-in customers that day. Last year we had a line of people stacking up at 6:00am, so we know how important the day after Thanksgiving is for you! We will be here in full force, stay tuned for details!

For those of you that aren’t in our vicinity and are somewhere else in the USA, our Cyber Monday deals will be especially enticing to you. There’s a lot more coming, I’m really glad you’re on our newsletter list. Hint: We are giving away a computer this month!

Until then, check out this month’s super special on iPhone 5 screen repairs. We have broken the $99 barrier and there’s no coupon needed for this service. Just click below to get started, and keep your eyes out for our next newsletter that will be hitting your inbox shortly.

Thanks, have a great November. I’ll be back soon today with more great info!!

Ryan