iPhone Repair…of course!

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Good afternoon folks,

If you’re in need of an iPhone repair (we are repairing screens for ALL models of the iPhone) and we will even have the iPhone 6S screen repairs coming soon! Stop by one of our locations and we will get you fixed up, most of the time, while you wait.

We are open 7 days a week, so don’t worry if you can’t make it in today. Give us a call at 844-459-0105 if you have any questions…customer service representatives are standing by!

Take care, Ryan

Casey can tell you the differences…

My son Casey is in the market for a new phone. I can feel the push coming from him, and his iPhone 5 just doesn’t seem to be cutting it any more.

So last night I heard him talking to Dandra and making the “sales pitch” to her and trying to talk her into getting a new phone as well. She asked “what’s the difference between the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?”

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It’s mainly about screen size. At Mission Repair we have found that both size screens are just are easily “crackable” as another; and both are equally difficult to repair.

The world’s iPhones have got thinner and lighter since 2007 but in late 2014 Apple really worked some iPad Air-style magic on the dimensions of its latest handsets. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm thick (shaving another 10% off the already slim 7.6mm iPhone 5S) while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has a thickness of just 7.1mm.

Again, the screen is where we find the biggest gap between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – it’s the main distinction between the models. The iPhone 6’s display measures 4.7 inches corner-to-corner at a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels (or 326 pixels-per-inch).

The 6 Plus ups this to 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (401ppi). These figures put the iPhone 5S firmly in the shade, with its 1136 x 640 pixel, 326ppi display.

All that means you get more pixels on the 6 Plus spread across a larger area. Website text will be bigger, movies can be viewed from further away, text will be sharper, and so on. It also makes the device harder to hold in just one hand, but the one-handed mode built into iOS 8 (the operating system that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ship with) should be able to alleviate some of those problems.

Both of iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus feature the same camera lens technology. That means an 8-megapixel shooter (as with the iPhone 5S) but an improved f/2.2 aperture and processing algorithms, so your pictures are going to look better than ever in all conditions.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unsurprisingly make the jump to Apple’s A8 64-bit dual-core processor, giving it more oomph for your games and video editing. On-board RAM remains constant at 1GB, however, so for most day-to-day tasks you’re not going to notice a huge difference in the capabilities of these two phones.

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus match in terms of storage capacities too: for the first time there’s a 128GB level to join the 64GB and 16GB options. You can pick any of these three with any handset, though the iPhone 6 Plus is more expensive across the board, so you’ll be paying more for the same amount of space in return for a larger device and clearer display.

I’ve used both phones and happiest with the smaller iPhone 6. I personally think that the 6 Plus is a bit overbearing…plus it doesn’t fit into the cup holder in my Toyota as nicely as the smaller version.

Just in case you were wondering…Ryan

Cracked iPhone 6 Plus screen repair – success!

Hello again, it’s been a busy blogging morning-

Earlier today I wrote a short blog about a cracked iPhone 6 Plus screen that we received in for repair. The picture was pretty devastating, and you can see that original blog here. If you click the link you can see the “before” picture. Here’s the “after”:

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Notice that the customer’s background image is still there. That’s because we DON’T mess with your data when we service a unit at Mission Repair…unless it’s the data that’s the issue. In the case of a screen repair, we’ll simply replace the screen so when our customers get their phone back, it’s just like it was before the screen was damaged. This is a HUGE value and time saver for anyone that has had to migrate or restore a backup from the cloud. Every time I do it, it seems like I have issues.

This customer is done, out the door and back in business. I do recommend a case for the iPhone 6 Plus…just simply because of the size of the unit is difficult to manage for some people. We all know that accidents can happen, but if you can avoid dropping your iPhone 6 Plus…well, accidents happen.

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 6 Plus cracked screen – it happens.

Good morning-

I haven’t blogged about the iPhone 6 Plus cracked screens yet, so I grabbed a customer unit to show exactly what can happen when these beauties are dropped. Just as suspected…they crack! You can’t really stop physics, so it’s a good idea to take extra care when handling a large device like the iPhone 6 Plus.

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I feel terrible for this customer…it’s truly a hassle for the customer to have to perform a repair like this on a phone that is just so new…and so expensive. Yes, Mission Repair is here for customers like this; however we pride ourselves on keeping units active and working for a LONG time (when I was in the tech room earlier today I saw an original iPhone screen being repaired!) but we’re also here for the newest, latest and greatest when we can be of service.

Once my techs are completed with this iPhone 6 Plus screen repair, I’ll post a follow up blog to show you the difference. You can probably imagine that it’ll look like a new phone…and it will.

Until then, I’ll be back shortly.

Take care, Ryan

P.S. For those of you that are interested: I checked this customer’s iPhone 6 Plus to see if it was bent…and it’s NOT!

iPhone 6 Plus Bending? Like a boomerang.

Hello blog readers-

There’s been a lot of press about the iPhone 6 Plus and the fact that it seems to be “bending” when left in your pocket for a while. Wait, what? BENDING? This seems improbable!

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Maybe Apple should make a “bendy-straw-accordion” version of the iPhone 6 Plus. Or you might need to have it repaired. You can wrap it around your handlebars if you want to 😉

Bending an iPhone is not that improbable. We here at Mission Repair have seen every type of iPhone disaster imaginable. Bent phones, while rare, do happen. The iPhone 5 and 5S are perfect examples of a rugged phone. They have squared off edges with additional metal strengtheners along each edge. The iPhone 6 Plus has rounded edges and is made of aluminum and does not have the same strengtheners as it’s predecessor.

So then there’s a “heat” theory. An iPhone 6 Plus slips into your pocket, and then starts to heat up. This gets the metal hot and therefore logically will make it more pliable. There are a few stories on forums and blogs that are popping up with customer horror stories…but let’s not all panic yet. There’s a lot to be discovered about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that only time will tell.

Want some advice? Don’t put the iPhone 6 Plus into your back pocket and sit on it. Actually, don’t do this with any phone. These are small hand-held electronic devices, but they don’t have flexibility or the design to remain pocket bound. That’s your wallet’s job.

Let us know if you have any questions or if you’ve found that your iPhone 6 Plus is bent and you’re not sure why; we’d love to investigate!

Have a great day, Ryan

KCTV5 at Mission Repair Express Today!

Hello friends,

I just got finished with an interview with our local news crew about the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The crew just left the building:

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They were very concerned about the reports of the iPhone 6 Plus “bending” when you insert it into your pocket; which I guess to me sounds a little bit like a feasible situation. Put your phone into your pocket, sit on it, and it bends.

Apparently the issue may be more than that…and since we’ve seen the inside of the iPhone 6 (which doesn’t have much “structural” support like the iPhone 5S does) the plausibility of “bending” is there. We haven’t seen a bent iPhone 6 in our lab yet. Cracked screens, yes…bent phones, no.

Check us on on KCTV 5 today at 6:15, and you’ll see me trying to talk my way out of the iPhone 6 Plus bending issue 😉 Let’s see how they put this one together!

I’ll be back shortly with more info on the iPhone 6 Plus bending problem in a blog later today.

Take care, Ryan

World’s first cracked iPhone 6 – 10:19 am CST.

Hello friends,

I was just a matter of time…and with this newest release of the iPhone only took a couple of hours. It’s unfortunate for the customer without a doubt.

We got a call at 10:19 am this morning from a gentleman that waited all night to receive his iPhone 6. It’s a birthday present for his son. He showed it to his wife when he got into the parking lot and somehow – some way – the phone was dropped and the screen shattered in front of them.

Then they called us. Just breathe, there’s no reason to panic.

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We are preparing for our iPhone 6 repair launch, but our supply of parts are not quite here yet. It’s Ok, if you happen to be one of the unlucky few that cracks a new iPhone today – give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we’ll make sure you get the best possible price on a repair shortly. The waiting list has started, and we will have you fixed up the first of next week.

Take care, Ryan