It’s official, if you weren’t part of the festivities last month when we hit 1 million unique visitors right here on the Mission Repair blog…then you didn’t get a chance to win the BRAND NEW iPAD AIR. This was back on October 13, 2015.
Well, we did have a winner, Martha L. and she is from right here in Kansas next to two of our locations!
We received the device from Apple and sent it right out to her after I took a couple of pictures of the new device. It was a lot of fun, Martha was very great about it, and she’s now the proud owner of a Brand New iPad Air compliments of Mission Repair. It’s that simple, and we had a great time. Looking forward to what 2 million visitors brings!
The iPad Air is a phenomenal tablet. It has the looks, the function and the power that makes an Apple product special. It is as thin as a pencil, as beautiful as the iPad Mini and better processing speeds.
When you spend $400-$500 on something, you expect it to be in the realm of awesomeness that iPad Air is in. You also expect to keep it for a long period of time and this is where Mission Repair comes in!
We are here for you and your iPad Air and are prepared for any issue that you might have. Now, the most common issue that we have seen to date is the dreaded cracked screen. While your iPad Air may still be usable, it is very disruptive (to say the least) to maneuver around large shards of glass. It’s a dangerous game of “dodge the cut” every time you want to play “Candy Crush” 🙂
While many of you reading this might not have a cracked screen just yet, let me just tell you that it may be inevitable. Customers are reporting that they are cracking their devices multiple times even with cases on them. It just happens. This is why you need to be ready and have us in your bookmarks should such a time arise!
The bulk of our iPad repairs are glass replacements for the iPad 2; and there are times it seems that we’re just never going to get through them all! There are a lot of these units out in the market, and with our Got Repair program, we get repeat units in on a daily basis.
There are a lot of other repair companies out there that charge an extra fee for these repairs over their stated repair fee; and it’s to “modify” the back case in order to get a new glass panel to sit flush in the unit once repaired.
The back cases on the full-size iPads are made of aluminum…pretty “thin” aluminum, that will bend if dropped in just the right way. Once the back case bends, it can “fold” into the glass, causing it to crack. Once a technician removes and then lays a new piece of glass into the frame, it may not sit correctly because the back case is “folded” into the area that they glass would sit.
The back case needs to be modified in order for the glass to sit properly.
Mission Repair does not charge for this “rework” to the aluminum back panel. In some cases it’s just a matter of “massaging” the corner of the iPad a bit; in other cases a tiny bit of grinding may be involved. But in all cases when a corner is dented it needs to be reworked before the glass can be put in. It’s a matter of physics.
Our customers have the advantage of always replacing the back case with a brand new one if they so choose; but a small modification to the dented corner of their cracked iPad is typically not an issue. So we’ll do it…and do it for free. Check on this issue with your service provider if you plan on using a repair center other than Mission Repair. It’s good to know what you’re getting into ahead of time!
That’s right. Apple released a new iPad Air that has brand new features and I wanted to take a moment to talk about it.
The new iPad Air is 18% thinner making it the thinnest iPad ever. Consequently, it is also lighter than the original iPad Air. The iPad Air 2 is also available in a gold version (much like the iPhone) AND offers Touch ID. This is the same function that the iPhone 5S has – users are able to unlock their device and various apps with the touch of a finger. According to Apple, they have redesigned the Retina display to offer even more vivid colors and better contrast. Lastly, this iPad has an anti-reflective coating – the ONLY iPad with this new feature.
(image courtesy of Apple)
9.7 inch (diagonal) LED‑backlit Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
2048 x 1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
Fully laminated display
Height: 9.4 inches
Keep in mind, Apple isn’t promoting a launch date for their new iPads (they also released a new iPad Mini 3) like they do for iPhones, however they are expecting the new iPads to be available in stores today.
It’s been 2 days and my son Casey came to me last night and said “Whew, I’m tired. I’m not used to getting up and thinking all day at school”. Yeah, those summer breaks are pretty nice aren’t they bud? He’s adapting but he’s also a senior in High School and “real” life is about to hit him hard. I hope “senioritis” doesn’t set in too early in the year for him!
We are really rocking around the Mission Repair Service Center right now – the back to school season is always a mad scramble to get repairs in and out and back into customer’s hands in time for the first bell to ring. We are ahead of the curve and knocking out repairs like crazy! iPads are being repaired in record numbers and like magic are returning to their rightful owners fast.
Right now through Friday, 8/22/14 at midnight, enter coupon code “SENIOR” to receive a 10% discount off your next repair order. You can enter it online or show a copy of this blog post when you visit one of our locations for service. Please remember that only one coupon per order will apply, but right now this is an easy way for you to save some bucks at Mission Repair. Technicians are standing by.