September Is Here And So Is A New Deal Of The Month!

This month we decided to go ahead and extend our Labor Day Sale on iPhone 5S Screen Repairs through the entire month of September. I asked Ryan what he wanted the new price to be and he surprised me by saying $109! I had to double check with him a few times to make sure he was sure. That’s right, during September we have marked iPhone 5S Front Glass Repairs down to just $109 (regular price: $149).

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So be sure to tell all of your friends with cracked screens that NOW is the time to call Mission Repair! We’ll repair your iPhone 5S cracked glass in 24 hours (or sooner with our same day service options) and have your device back to you, good as new, in no time. See a better price on this service? Let us know about it!

Have a great day,
Melanie

Slip N’ Slide Time!

Hello M:R Nation –

It’s now June and with this month comes some pretty hot/humid weather. We pretty much skipped Spring here in the Kansas City are and went straight to summer as we do every year, but it just happened so fast this time around. Yesterday, the first day of June, kept true to it’s form and brought a humid 85 degree day. YUCK! If you have kids, you know the dilemma here.  We can’t possible stay inside and relax for a whole 24 hours, but it’s not going to be an enjoyable day outside either. So what does this dad do? Breaks out the Slip N’ Slide!

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You remember this from your childhood, don’t you? If not, allow me to give you a frightening description. You basically spread out a very long trash bag in your back yard, spray it with water and allow your children to launch themselves at full blast, head first into the ground. All while hoping they actuality slide and not jab themselves with a stray rock. Sounds fun, right?  Hey, its a right of passage for every child and who am I to deny my children of this? Needless to say, we had hours of fun. However, while I was watching them enjoying this death defying piece of equipment, I kind of got the itch to try it out…

Luckily, I didn’t go through with it. I can’t imagine how I would feel right now, if I actually barreled myself down that “slide”. This thing was made for a 5 year old for a reason my wife told me, and I am so thankful I listened to her:-)

Have any fun plans for the summer? We’d love to hear about it! Email your plans to coupons@missionrepair.com and receive a 14% coupon code! Just know, we might take your plans and try them out for ourselves!

Cheers, Troy

Are You Ready For WWDC?

Hello M:R Nation –

WWDC is upon us once again and I for one, am excited! This time of year gives everyone in this industry a slight buzz. We frequent rumor sites and try to dig out any information we can from our suppliers to see what that have heard or seen. It’s actually like Christmas for fanboys and fangirls. Well, that’s if Christmas included an announcement of a incredible new product and then made you wait painfully for 3 more months until you could get your hands one, but I digress.

With the WWDC banners going up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we are less than a week away from the keynote speech that kicks it all off. This keynote is responsible for announcing many of the worlds great products, like the iPhone and iPod Touch and operating system updates, like the newest iOS for your devices. The keynote starts at 10am PDT and Apple will offer a live stream of the event (here is a link for ya: WWDC LIVE STREAM)

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So, if you are still reading this post, it seems like I have your attention for the most part. So lets talk about some of the possible products that Apple will announce on Monday. This is where it gets fun! (Credit MacRumors for the possible product line up)

Mac Mini: Apple’s Mac Mini is long overdue for an update, having seen its last refresh in October of 2012. Apple’s plans for the computer are unknown, but a refresh could bring Haswell processors with Iris integrated graphics and 802.11ac WiFi support.

Apple TV: Rumors have suggested that a redesigned set-top box is in the works, with support for iOS games and possibly a full App Store. While initial chatter pointed towards an April release date for the product, it has seemingly been delayed even beyond WWDC.

iWatch: Apple introduced the radically redesigned Mac Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference last year and this year, and while some have held out hope that the company will give us a look at its highly rumored iWatch, it looks like that will not be happening.

The iWatch is expected to include several health-related sensors and capabilities, based on Apple’smultiple hires in the health and fitness fields. Along with tracking steps taken, sleep quality, and calories burned like many standard fitness devices on the market, Apple’s device may also incorporate advanced features like heart rate measurements and hydration monitoring.

Along with its health and fitness tracking functionality, the iWatch will likely integrate with the iPhone and iOS devices, allowing users to receive notifications and messages, possibly accessing various features through Siri integration.

While Apple’s hires have pointed towards possible iWatch capabilities, little else is known about the device. There have been no design leaks, giving no indication of what Apple’s wearable might look like. A release date is also up in the air, although it seems that late 2014 is the focus of current rumors.

12-Inch Retina Macbook: Apple is said to be working on an updated 12-inch MacBook that includes a Retina display. Said to beeven slimmer than existing MacBook Airs, it is unclear whether the product will join Apple’s MacBook Airs lineup or whether it will be in a category of its own.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, the 12-inch MacBook boasts the portability of the 11-inch MacBook Air with the productivity of the 13-inch MacBook Air, offering a high resolution display along with an improved clamshell structure.

Additional rumors have hinted at a revamped trackpad design without a mechanical button and the lack of a fan assembly, resulting in silent operation. Digitimes has also suggested that Apple is working on a Retina MacBook Air to be released in 2014, but it is unclear whether the publication was referring to the 12-inch model referenced in previous rumors or an updated 11 and 13-inch Retina version.

Apple has just updated the MacBook Air with a price drop and a very minor processor speed bump at the low end, suggesting that an unveiling of Retina versions at WWDC is unlikely. A more likely timeframe for the 12-inch Retina MacBook would be later in the year, perhaps around Apple’s usual October Mac update window.

Last but not least is the iPhone 6! We have seen several parts and mock-ups for the iPhone 6, but sadly, the iPhone redesigns are usually announced in the fall. However, I have my fingers crossed that Apple will shock us all and announce this monster on Monday!

So where will you be this coming Monday? If you have never taken an hour or so to watch one of these events, I highly recommend it, even if you are not an Apple fan. There is something truly magical about how they describe their products.

Any ideas on what Apple might be announcing? Shoot me an email @ troy@missionrepair.com, I’d love to nerd it out with you for a bit!

Cheers, Troy

 

DEAL OF THE MONTH REMINDER!

Hello M:R Nation –

This is a quick reminder that for the month of May, we will be offering an amazing deal on our fantastic 11″ and 13″ Macbook Air LCD screen repair services!

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This repair is actually very tricky. It is not just a matter of uninstalling a whole screen assembly and installing a brand new one. We actually have to build in all the pieces into your already existing back case. It is something that I would definitely not recommend trying on your kitchen table! It takes specialized tools and knowledge to complete the repair successfully.

Thankfully here at Mission Repair, we have both! We have done the R&D to make sure the repairs on theses little guys go off without a hitch every time. If you have a 13″ or 11″, we will professionally repair your Macbook Air and have it back in your hands in no time flat!

To get started just follow this link: Deal Of The Month and choose your size of Macbook Air or give us a call at 866-638-8402!

Cheers, Troy

Cinetopia, Indeed!

Hello M:R Nation –

If you know me in the slightest or read my posts, you know I’m a huge movie nerd. I have been frequenting midnight openings for years now and the older I become, the more difficult yet rewarding the experience becomes. Once you throw kids and early mornings at the office into the mix, you ask yourself, “is it really worth staying up this late for a movie?” The answer for me, is always an unequivocal YES.

While I’m not always the most productive after one of these long nights, its well worth the lack of sleep to just be apart of the theater experience on an opening night. Even if the movie is less than great, just to be around a like minded group of people that have a passion for cinema is spectacular! The “oohs” and “aahs” throughout the movie and the likely applause (if the movie is epic) at the end just give me goose bumps.

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Last night, I had another great experience while attending the opening for X-Men: Days Of Future Past! Not only was the movie epic, the venue was something to behold.

Kansas City, which happens to be the world headquarters for AMC, has welcomed a new player in the theater business: “Cinetopia”. This is a great, small outfit out of Washington State that has opened their doors for the first time in the midwest, and it looks like they are after AMC blood with the amenities and technology that they are offering to their patrons.

If you find yourself with nothing to do over this Memorial day weekend, I highly recommend seeing “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” and if you’re in the Kansas City area why not see it at this great new theater.

P.S. We have some pretty great specials for you over this holiday weekend, so If you find yourself in need of a repair service, make sure to stop this other great small business we know of called “Mission Repair“!

Cheers, Troy

Weekend Plans?

Hello M:R Nation –

You know it’s Friday when you hear that question!  Yes, Friday.  A day to think back on all of the weeks accomplishments and to look forward to all the fun activities/ hours of relaxation. Since the weekend is only about 2 hours away for some of you lucky folks, I wanted to post a quick blog, reminding everyone of the awesome coupon code that we are currently offering and to review our weekend hours.

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If you are out and about, or browsing the interwebs this weekend and find yourself in need of a TabletSmartphone or Laptop repair + enjoy saving money, you’ll find this treat to be super sweet!  We’re giving a 14% off coupon to everyone (even those not graduating) that began yesterday and lasts through May 31, 2014. 14% off in honor of the class of 2014!! This is a great opportunity for some real savings and what better time to take advantage this weekend! 

We will be opening at 10am on both Saturday and Sunday and remain open until 5pm! This should give you ample opportunity to visit one of our locations to call us up to get your order started! If you do decide to visit us at our Olathe location, please be aware of the pesky road work and consider the alternative route:

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Cheers, Troy

Congratulations Graduates, Savings Inside!

Hello M:R Nation –

Can you believe that it’s already towards the end of May? Didn’t Christmas just end a couple days ago? I guess the old saying “time flies when you’re having fun” really applies for us here at Mission Repair! Seriously, where did the time go? I bet this question is asked many times in the month on May. Summer break is on the horizon, vacation plans are being finalized and students all around are graduating.

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Yes, graduation! Whether it’s from grade school to middle school, high school to college or college to… well real life, it’s a great cause for celebration! It’s a time to party it up and look forward to your next great adventure!

While we here at Mission Repair can’t physically be there to party with you, we can offer you (and your parents) a special treat!  If you find yourself in need of a Tablet, Smartphone or Laptop repair and enjoy saving money, you’ll find this treat to be super sweet!  We are giving a 14% off coupon to everyone (even those not graduating) that begins today and lasts through May 31, 2014. 14% off in honor of the class of 2014!! We tried to give everyone 2014% off but our system wouldn’t take it for some reason 😉 USE COUPON CODE “GRADS14” TO RECEIVE YOUR DISCOUNT TODAY!

Cheers, Troy