Top 5 Mission Repair Blog Posts!

Hey M:R Nation –

I have been feeling a bit nostalgic today and decided to read some older blog posts. I liked what I saw so much, I decided to compile my top 5 favorite posts over the years and share them with you. Please, come visit the past with me šŸ™‚

#5:Ā The truth about iPhone 3G Glass and DigitizerĀ Replacement!

#4:Ā iPad 2 Repairs =Ā Success!

#3:Ā iPhone 3G Repair and a helicopterĀ ride!

#2:Ā Samsung Galaxy S II Repairs now available at MissionĀ Repair!

#1:Ā iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We thinkĀ so.

Extra Credit:Ā Mission Repair Open House =Ā Success!!

We have shared many stories, milestones, specials and Ā announcements via our blog over the years and we are still going strong. We do it for you, our readers.

We love what we do for a living and this is our way to share it with all of you. Please bookmark us and keep coming back! If you have some extra time in your pocket, email me ( and let me know some of your favorite posts šŸ™‚

Cheers, Troy

The iPad 2 will have a camera. My prediction came true!

Good afternoon- yeah, I know that this blog title is old news already, but I’m just back to link to my original blog that talked about the iPad camera that I posted back on 2/1/10 – just over a year ago. Here’s the title:

iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We think so.

This blog post created a lot of buzz for us, and many naysayers blogged that I was wrong or how could I possibly know whether or not the next iPad would have a camera. Well, it was a good educated guess that it would have a camera. We also had parts in hand (see that blog link above) that showed Apple’s prototype iPad frame with a camera location.

The simple fact is that in the last paragraph of that original blog I state “It appears that the plans to have camera in the iPad is a reality. Iā€™m looking forward to the iPad. . .Rev 2.”

Naysayers, trust me. You can give me a call anytime 866-638-8402.

Want to know what’s happening on the 3rd revision of the iPad? I’ll let you know soon enough.

Thanks, Ryan

iPad Landscape docking? You decide!

Hello everyone, as you know we’ve been busy performing iPad Repairs since the release date. We also talked about the iPad camera in a previous blog post and I’m still holding hope that we’ll see that camera in the next revision. . .it just makes sense.

We’ve all seen the Apple iPad Design Patents showing dual dock connectors. . .but we want to see the real thing!

Ask and you shall receive: Here’s a shot of an iPad back case showing the dock connectors both on the bottom of the iPad (as we’re used to) and on the side of the iPad so you can dock it in landscape mode. Just as we hoped.

Dock connector openings on 2 sides!

Compared to the current backplate.

What does this mean? First of all, I want one of these new iPads when they come out! Next, this is pretty indicative of a new release coming with the landscape dock connector. If we can just get that front facing camera, I think that the iPad will remain a serious threat in the iPad market, um, I mean the “tablet” market. Go Apple!!

I’ll be back soon with more goodies from the Mission Repair Blog-

Best, Ryan

Apple’s iPad coming April 3rd. Are you getting one?

Well, the time is drawing near. Starting March 12, you will be able to pre-order from the Apple Online Store or reserve an iPad for pickup at an Apple Retail Store. Are you the kind of person that just can’t wait to get the new iPad in your hot little hands? Yeah, that’s me.

I’m sure that I’ll order one. I’m sure that it’ll feel like magic after I open it up. I can’t wait. It’s like Christmas in April, but I have to buy my own present šŸ˜‰

However there are many speculations on whether we should wait for the future release of the iPad or not. Remember a few weeks ago, we showed you a picture of the iPad frame that we received and it looks like it’s got a spot for a camera? See my earlier blog post titled “iPad Camera rumor becoming a reality? We think so.” Yeah, I think that a camera would be great. Then there are many people that just flat our advise against buying the “1.0” version of any new technology. Maybe you’d want to wait for a USB port. . .or maybe the next revision would have better pricing. I would bet that all of these dreams will come true and more.

However, just like any technology, once you buy, you should never second guess yourself. Get what you want, what makes you happy, and live it. If you look back and say “I could have waited and got a better deal” or “The new iPad has a camera and mine doesn’t” you will find yourself in a never ending downward spiral or wanting/wishing/waiting for the next best and greatest thing – unless, of course, technology stops updating. Gulp!

So, where am I at on this? I’m getting an iPad, rev. 1.0. If you want to wait and just share my experience with me, check back on my blog in early April. I’ll post pics and thoughts and maybe even a video or two.

Merry Christmas, Ryan

A little bit about Mission Repair, in case you didn’t already know.

Good afternoon everyone. If you’ve been watching the market (like Mac Rumors, Engadget, Apple Insider, CNN, NPR, Wall Street Journal and every other Mac-related blog lately) you might have heard a little about Mission Repair in the last couple of days.

Ryan Arter and Kyle Baccus, Owners

Kyle and I have been working together since 1994, where we began our careers working for a monitor and floppy drive repair shop. Yes, you heard me correctly, ERC was servicing computer monitors and floppy drives in the California Bay Area. The fun part about it was that we immediately began repairing Apple 13″ RGB Monitors and Apple AI (auto-inject) and Apple MI (manual-inject) floppy disk drives. Kyle was the Shipping Manager and I was the Apple Program Manager. . .We worked with the technicians and repaired THOUSANDS of these little goodies. This experience let us expand into the Apple market in which we are proud to be a part of today – I also picked up some super serious soldering skills during my tenure at ERC. Yup, that sounds like a surface mount soldering challenge šŸ˜‰

After several years of learning and planning, we continued to work together as a team – with a few interruptions in our careers – and a gutsy move out to Kansas City – but always talking and growing our knowledge in the field. After working on iPods, then iPhones and with our thorough knowledge of Macintosh Portables (we are both Apple Certified Macintosh Technicians) we started Mission:Repair with one goal in mind. To service customers in the most professional and “service oriented” way that we knew how. We just treat our customers as we want to be treated. That’s the magic potion!

Are we perfect? Naw. Do we want to be? Sure.

With this mentality in mind, we were able to land (totally independently I might add!) the prestigious “GOLD AWARD” by Top Ten Reviews for 2009 for best iPhone Repair Company. This review certainly solidified our business model and was an excellent testimonial to our dedication and commitment to our customers. Yes, it’s hard work. Yes, our families have had to put up with us. Yes we are rewarded daily by the thank you’s and happy customers.

On behalf of myself, and my partner Kyle Baccus, we invite you to get to know us better. If you’re in the Kansas City area, stop on by our clean commercial facility and we’ll be there. Enjoy a cup of cappuccino from our kitchen. If you’d like to send us an email, you can do that here.


OK, that’s all that I’ve got for now, but I hope this helps you understand us a little better. For all of our friends out there, we wish you a great February (it’s the LOVE month!) and be safe at the Super Bowl party. I think that I’ll be making my famous meatball sandwiches for my kids and loved ones this sunday. . .it’ll be a good day for that! I’m sure Kyle will be spending the Super Bowl with his wife and daughter – he’s also got a new little one on the way, but that’s a whole new blog entirely.

Take care, we’ll back back shortly with some more news and specials from all of us here at Mission Repair.

Best, Ryan