Does the iPad use Gorilla Glass?

Well according to Alexander Miles, a senior double-majoring in Materials Science and Engineering and Optical Science and Engineering of the University of Arizona. . .the iPad does use Gorilla Glass for it’s glass panel!

The fact of the matter is that the iPad 2 glass panel is just 0.62mm thick compared to the 0.85mm thick original iPad Glass. And the iPad 2 is using aluminosilicate glass which is touted as “highly damage-resistant and protects the world’s coolest gadgets from everyday wear and tear.”

Gorilla Glass is made by Corning – and Gorilla Glass is aluminosilicate glass. Corning, you know the glass experts that have been making household items for us for decades? It just seems like a great fit for electronics manufacturers to go to the experts in glass to make their devices look great and be as durable as possible.

Corning has come out with “Gorilla Glass 2” which is as tough and scratch resistant as ever to withstand the unexpected abuses of everyday life. It’s thinner, enabling sleeker devices, brighter images, and great touch sensitivity.

It makes you wonder why Apple doesn’t just tout the use of “Gorilla Glass” in their devices? If you visit the Corning website, there’s a long list of Manufacturers that advertise and state that they use the amazing Gorilla Glass – but there’s also another disclaimer:

So I wonder who is on this list of “hidden” customers? We all know that the brainpower at Apple, Inc. has their reasons for being secretive and wanting to protect their brand – but heck what’s the harm in touting that you use the best glass in the business?

But let’s take it a step further. . .the best glass in the business isn’t stopping breakage and cracks from happening on the iPad. Take a look around the internet and you might find a “less than scientific” drop test of someone that’s willing to just smash a device. Or give us a call at 866-638-8402 and we can discuss the condition of the units we get in for glass replacements. We are receiving an unprecedented amount of iPads in for repair – and I don’t care if you have Gorilla Glass or not – GLASS is GLASS.

There’s one universal problem with glass. It breaks easily.

Remember that even Corning doesn’t make any claims that these glass panels are tough against drops – they merely state “highly damage-resistant and *Gorilla Glass* protects the world’s coolest gadgets from everyday wear and tear.” Wear and tear is not dropping an iPad on a moving treadmill!

We are running a special on iPad 2 glass repairs as they are the deal of the week right now, no coupon necessary. Just let us know if we can help!

Take care, Ryan

Mission Repair Thanksgiving Luncheon = Success!

Hello all, we had our traditional Mission Repair Thanksgiving Luncheon today … it was delicious! It was just what we needed before heading out for a long weekend of, well, eating 😉

I love these group get togethers and it’s a great time to learn about one another. For example, did you know that Neptune has 64 moons? I learned that today during lunch. You learn something new every day!

Have a great Thanksgiving break! Just to let you know, Mission Repair is closed Tomorrow and Friday but we’ll be back Saturday. . .see you then!

Take care, Ryan

New Pricing on iPad Glass Repair!

Ok, we’ve just landed a huge deal with our vendors and we’ve seen a $30 decrease in iPad part costs so we are passing on the savings to you, our customer. We’re announcing new iPad glass repair pricing now at $169 installed. There’s no coupon and no time limit. This price reduction is legit! Have a coupon in addition to this amazing price? Use it, it’s all good!

Just check out our website and choose iPad 3g glass repair or iPad WiFi glass repair and we’ll take care of the rest.

Hey, have a good day. I need to get packed up here to get home and finish up my beef stroganoff dinner for my veteran father tonight. Have a good night!

Best, Ryan

Anyone else getting fingerprints on their iPad?

Hello again everyone- after working with the iPad for a couple of days I’ve noticed tell-tale fingerprints leaving their mark all over my screen. After handing this item around for others in the office to try out, I find myself kinda creeped out by all of the touching and visible fingerprints on the iPad. I mean come on, we’re in an H1N1 scare aren’t we?

Is this thing sanitary?

Think about it. If you ever share your iPhone, are you prone to the typical “wiping” of the iPhone on your shirt to “clean” the screen? I bet you are.

If I ever use anyone elses iPhone, I ALWAYS give it a “courtesy wipe” on my sleeve before I hand it back. Otherwise there will be some definite germ sharing!

How are we going to simply “wipe” the iPad screen clean? Does this seem reasonable??

How to clean an iPad

Well, I don’t have an answer for you yet. I’m working on it. Should the iPad come with some “san-i-pads” or “iPurell” to keep the unit clean? I know that this issue is happening to every iPad owner. What do you think? How do you keep a glass surface clean and free from smudges when it’s meant to be touched. . .everywhere? I’ve found myself loading a movie, then immediately finding a way to clean the screen so it doesn’t distract me. I mean, if you have junk all over your TV you’d clean that too, right? How about the screen on your laptop? I hate it when I get finger smudges on there.

CSI Agents – check the iPad first. All the evidence you’ll ever need is right on the front glass! 😉

I dunno, just thought that I’d give us some food for thought. What do you think?

Best, Ryan at Mission Repair

ANSWER: We’re going to repair the Apple iPad.

QUESTION: Will Mission Repair service the iPad?

It’s just normal practice for us. Apple comes out with a new product and IMMEDIATELY someone breaks their device and voids the warranty. Remember that Apple’s warranty doesn’t cover drops or breakage. This is where Mission Repair steps in to save the day. Our repair prices and service are the backbone of our business and we will always be here to help in these situations.

The iPad will not be any different. We’ve launched our new iPad repair pages that are in the works and will have many services available for those customers that find themselves “OUT OF WARRANTY” when an accident happens or when the Apple warranty expires.

We have many parts already on the way and they will be in stock when the iPad is released. We know that there are a couple of different builds with a couple of different internal frames (one is plastic the other is metal). We’ve got the specs and pictures in house. What does this mean for you? If you should need service on your iPad after you receive it, just let us know. We’re here to help you out. Interested in an iPad Extended Service MPG that covers breakage on the iPad? Yup, it’s in the works. Relax, we’ve got you covered.

Thanks everyone. Go iPad! Ryan