Oh, The Weather Outside Is…Not So Frightful?

Hello M:R Nation –

We are having some interesting weather in Kansas City during the month of January. We finally had our first snow of the winter, the have experienced well below zero temperatures (which is not at all uncommon) and today, it is sunny with the high of 69-72 degrees.

Now, I have lived in this area for most of my life and this has got me scratching my head. Kansas and Missouri are known for their extreme temperatures in either direction, but this is just crazy. I guess we will enjoy it while we can… I hear there is also snow in the forecast for this week!

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I could get used to this!

We are going to have a pretty eventful week here at Mission Repair. With some new service additions and programs that we have taken on, It is going to be Superbowl Sunday before we know it. Time truly flies when you are up to your eye balls in projects to work on. Don’t worry, we won’t let these deter us from coming back here on a daily basis to talk to our favorite people, The M:R Nation!

So watch out this week for specials, discounts and new services pertaining to everything Apple, Samsung, Amazon , HTC and much more.

Cheers, Troy

iPad 2 VS The New iPad(3) VS iPad With Retina Display(4)

Hello M:R Nation –

I think there might be some confusion among folks over the differences are between the different iPad models. So allow me to shed some light on some of the subtle and not so subtle differences.

Form the outside, you are not going to be able to notice much, if any differences at first glance. All 3 devices are 9.50″ x 7.31″ x 0.37″, all have a 9.7″ display and all sport a facetime and rear camera, but a great way to tell the difference between an iPad 2 and the others is the Siri function. All newer generation iOS devices have Siri.

Now to tell the difference between the The New iPad and iPad With Retina Display is very simple, just look at the bottom of the iPad. You will see  The New iPad  has the old 30 pin connector and the iPad With Retina Display sports the great new “Lightning” connector which looks like this:

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iPad with Retina Display

Those are just some industry tips that we use here daily to identify what you are sending to us. While most folks get it right, we do have the occasional customer that orders the wrong service. Hopefully this can serve as a guide for those of you that are not quite sure. Moving forward, lets talk about the inside of these great devices.

This is where it can get complicated, so I won’t go too in depth. The iPad 2 had a lot less in common with it’s two successors when it comes to the internals. Take the glass/digitizer for an example. The iPad 2 has a completely different connector than the The New iPad and the iPad With Retina Display which share the same cable (Shown in the picture below).

In fact, the LCD is the same on the two successors as well. Now, we don’t usually disclose this type of information, but I want to make one thing clear, The New iPad and the iPad with Retina display use the SAME screen. So PLEASE, don’t fall for the marketing tricks of other companies and pay more for the iPad with Retina display, It is exactly the same and it should cost the same as The New iPad repair!

iPad Glass/Digitizer Cables

iPad Glass/Digitizer Cables

For further internal information, check out this comparison chart. It really shows some key differences and similarities between the 3 models.

iPad Comparison

iPad Comparison

As you can see, looks can be deceiving. While these 3 models look identical, they are for the most part different and different for the better. This is what Apple is known for. Taking something great and slightly improving it for the better.

Lastly, I want to shed some light on the biggest thing these 3 iPads have fiercely in common. Mission:Repair services all of them! We do the leg work on finding the differences and sourcing those different parts so you don’t have to deal with it:-)!

From screens to headphone jacks and everything in between, we are you one stop shop for iPad repair. I hope this post has helped you to identify what iPad you own. Even if it is not broken, it’s still good to just know. If it is broken, I hope find some of the links below helpful. Just click and enjoy!

Full-Service iPad 2 Repair Services and Upgrades!

Full-Service New iPad Repair Services!

iPad with Retina Display Repair Services!

Useless? Maybe. Cool? YES!

Hello M:R Nation –

A nice surprise arrived at the Mission Repair door step yesterday! Its called the Useless Box. This little thing is the coolest contraption I have seen in quite some time. I had to brush up on my soldering skills when putting this together but the assembly went off without a hitch. I could sit here and type about how cool it is, but let me just show you.

Sitting on my desk, useless as ever.

While I could go on for hours about this gadget, I need to be productive and talk about something that is just as cool and 1000 times more useful…The New iPad!  Obviously, this is not the newest iPad that has been released, but this is what Apple,Inc named it and there is nothing we can do about it :-).

While the iPad 2, The New iPad and (the newest) iPad with Retina display look identical on the outside, they are very different on the inside. The New iPad just happens to be the one I own (the one my son thinks he owns)  so I wanted to plug the repair here on the world famous Mission:Repair blog.

The New iPad Glass Repair Service – Black and The New iPad Glass Repair Service – White repairs are available all day long here at M:R, just ask one of our wonderful iPad technicians, Patricia. The only times her hands are not touching an iPad is when she is leaving the building. She is a perfectionist and you can breathe easy when your iPad is in her hands!

Stop cutting your fingers on those broken iPad screens and give us a call today! Now back to the Useless Box!

Cheers, Troy