My iPhone 5 Is No Longer Broken…And No Longer Mine!

Hello M:R Nation –

Earlier last week I wrote about my broken iPhone 5 and the dismal state it was in. Luckily, my iPhone 5 was still warranty and I was able to request service from Apple for the issues. I had mentioned in that post that I would talk about my experience and so here I go.

After receiving the box from Apple, I was faced with quite a conundrum… what am I going to use for a phone while I am waiting? Well, I ignored the question until about 4:45pm, because at 5:00pm Fedex would be knocking on the door to pick up all of our daily packages. I was in a panic and did what any respectable man would do in this situation… beg his boss to borrow his old iPhone 3GS for a few days.

Picture Perfect!

Picture Perfect!

With the 3GS in hand, I wrapped up my iPhone 5, packaged it in the provided box and sent it away. All was well, but I had to get creative with my sim card situation. I had a nano sim card. This would not fit in the large sim slot of the iPhone 3GS. I had to take a large sim card, trace the nano sim pattern onto it and cut that section out. From there, I fit in the nano sim and SUCCESS! I was back in the game of digital life.

I have to tell you, I understand that the iPhone 3GS in not that old, but going back to it really made me miss my iPhone 5. It has made me think twice before complaining about the battery life…which I do on a daily basis.

So I pained though the slow processing power and horrible resolution of the iPhone 3GS ( which is only that way because I am used to the 5) for about two days until a package was delivered to me from Apple. What I received was no shock. Apple had completely replaced my phone. It was scratch-less, glowing and beautiful, but just not MY phone. Being in the business that I’m in, I have come to learn that there is a certain sentimental value that personal devices brings and I just experienced it first hand. I remember every drop, every scratch and every picture taken with that phone and I kind of miss it.

Overall, I am happy with my in warranty service experience. It was kind of hard to get it started, but once I was able to order the box, it went off without a hitch. As you can see in the above photo, the iPhone 5 takes perfect pictures and life is good once again! If I ever have an in warranty issue, Apple is the place to take it. If its out of warranty Mission Repair is the only choice :-)!

P.S. The battery life is still horrible on this replacement.

Cheers, Troy

iPhone 3G S Parts are flowing!

Hello all- sorry it’s been a few days, I’ve been out of town and just got back yesterday. I was greeted with 412 emails. Yes, 412. I admit, a few of them were spam but it took me all day to weed through through and reply to all of them. I wrapped my day up last night at about 7:00pm munching on a Panera Bread asiago roast beef sandwich. . .yummy!

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Well, we have launched our new line of service parts for the iPhone 3G S. Don’t be confused, the iPhone 3G is a completely different animal when talking service parts. The new 3GS has a new “everything”. From the glass digitizer to the LCD to the logic board to the back case. In fact, I feel a new blog brewing about this topic as we speak.

We have the LCD and the Digitizer on the website for sale now. The iPhone 3G S LCD is selling for $89 and the iPhone 3GS Digitizer is selling for $69. Remember that our digitizer kits come with the adhesive strips – you know, the awesome Mission Repair adhesive strips that we manufacture. Don’t just take my word for it, there is a lot of good information about our iPhone 3G Digitizer adhesive strips here or in my “hands on” blog here!

We’ll be adding many new parts to the iPhone 3G S category very soon, so if you need a part, we’ll be ready for you! Don’t see the part that you’re looking for? Just give us a call 1-866-638-8402 and ask one of our friendly sales representatives.

Thanks again, talk to you soon, Ryan