In case you didn’t get the newsletter…August is upon us!

Hello there my friends,

Summer is ending soon!

It is almost time to go back to school and that can only mean one thing. Summer break is ending soon! Summer flew by and we are wrapping it up with a list of great specials. So, while it is sad to see Summer go, Mission Repair is here to cheer you up with great prices for iPod, smartphone, tablet or laptop repairs!

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The iPhone 6 Plus Repairs have been very popular this month already, I just wanted to make sure that you knew about them!

Have a great August and be sure to check out all of our specials listed below.

Take care, Ryan

Casey can tell you the differences…

My son Casey is in the market for a new phone. I can feel the push coming from him, and his iPhone 5 just doesn’t seem to be cutting it any more.

So last night I heard him talking to Dandra and making the “sales pitch” to her and trying to talk her into getting a new phone as well. She asked “what’s the difference between the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus?”

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It’s mainly about screen size. At Mission Repair we have found that both size screens are just are easily “crackable” as another; and both are equally difficult to repair.

The world’s iPhones have got thinner and lighter since 2007 but in late 2014 Apple really worked some iPad Air-style magic on the dimensions of its latest handsets. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 is just 6.9mm thick (shaving another 10% off the already slim 7.6mm iPhone 5S) while the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus has a thickness of just 7.1mm.

Again, the screen is where we find the biggest gap between the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – it’s the main distinction between the models. The iPhone 6’s display measures 4.7 inches corner-to-corner at a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels (or 326 pixels-per-inch).

The 6 Plus ups this to 5.5 inches and a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (401ppi). These figures put the iPhone 5S firmly in the shade, with its 1136 x 640 pixel, 326ppi display.

All that means you get more pixels on the 6 Plus spread across a larger area. Website text will be bigger, movies can be viewed from further away, text will be sharper, and so on. It also makes the device harder to hold in just one hand, but the one-handed mode built into iOS 8 (the operating system that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus ship with) should be able to alleviate some of those problems.

Both of iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus feature the same camera lens technology. That means an 8-megapixel shooter (as with the iPhone 5S) but an improved f/2.2 aperture and processing algorithms, so your pictures are going to look better than ever in all conditions.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus unsurprisingly make the jump to Apple’s A8 64-bit dual-core processor, giving it more oomph for your games and video editing. On-board RAM remains constant at 1GB, however, so for most day-to-day tasks you’re not going to notice a huge difference in the capabilities of these two phones.

The iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus match in terms of storage capacities too: for the first time there’s a 128GB level to join the 64GB and 16GB options. You can pick any of these three with any handset, though the iPhone 6 Plus is more expensive across the board, so you’ll be paying more for the same amount of space in return for a larger device and clearer display.

I’ve used both phones and happiest with the smaller iPhone 6. I personally think that the 6 Plus is a bit overbearing…plus it doesn’t fit into the cup holder in my Toyota as nicely as the smaller version.

Just in case you were wondering…Ryan

Huge price decrease on iPhone 6 Plus screen repairs announced!

Hello friends of electronics!

Mission Repair has been handling the iPhone 6 Plus repair since its release, and we are happy to announce a price decrease on the iPhone 6 Plus screen repair (white or black) today.

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The 5.5 inch screen is a huge leap forward for Apple, moving its iPhone range into the uncharted waters of the phablet market currently dominated by Samsung and other Android devices.

Apple has reached a previously untapped audience of smartphone users – those who demand a large screen, with ‘productivity’ the main buzzword being thrown around.

In terms of specs and design there isn’t a huge amount of difference between the iPhone 6 Plus and the iPhone 6 – apart from the obvious size which initially led to a big difference in price for repair; but today we have closed the gap and are happy to pass the savings onto our customers.

Click here to get a repair started:

iPhone 6 Plus Screen Repair (WHITE)
iPhone 6 Plus Screen Repair (BLACK)
Other iPhone 6 Plus Repairs

Have a great day, take care, Ryan

It was a busy day yesterday for sure, thank you for your business!

Hello friends,

It was an interesting day yesterday, we are all feeling the after-effects of a busy day here at Mission Repair in Olathe, Kansas. Periodically throughout the day, I’ll “check in” with my other locations just to make sure that they are doing what they are supposed to be doing and to make sure to be a good “backup” for them as they progress through their day.

I clicked on my Mission, Kansas location and pulled up the webcam over there at 1:30 and saw this:

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A line of customers with a few waiting for their repairs to be completed. I then talked to the Store Manager Jake over there who was in the thick of it.

“You should see the lobby, we are packed!” There was a flow of customers from open to close, and there was a large demand for iPhone 6 screens that I can see.

From a business standpoint, I love seeing this; however I know that mad rushes can cause delays and a bottleneck in the tech department. So today I’m doing everything that I can to make sure this store has all of the support it needs, and we are transferring a huge batch of parts to them as we speak.

Thanks again to everyone that showed up yesterday, and we’re off to a great start today.

Need to contact my Mission, Kansas store? You can call them directly at 913-284-0994.

Take care, Ryan

Cracked iPhone 6 Plus screen repair – success!

Hello again, it’s been a busy blogging morning-

Earlier today I wrote a short blog about a cracked iPhone 6 Plus screen that we received in for repair. The picture was pretty devastating, and you can see that original blog here. If you click the link you can see the “before” picture. Here’s the “after”:

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Notice that the customer’s background image is still there. That’s because we DON’T mess with your data when we service a unit at Mission Repair…unless it’s the data that’s the issue. In the case of a screen repair, we’ll simply replace the screen so when our customers get their phone back, it’s just like it was before the screen was damaged. This is a HUGE value and time saver for anyone that has had to migrate or restore a backup from the cloud. Every time I do it, it seems like I have issues.

This customer is done, out the door and back in business. I do recommend a case for the iPhone 6 Plus…just simply because of the size of the unit is difficult to manage for some people. We all know that accidents can happen, but if you can avoid dropping your iPhone 6 Plus…well, accidents happen.

Take care, Ryan

iPhone 6 Plus cracked screen – it happens.

Good morning-

I haven’t blogged about the iPhone 6 Plus cracked screens yet, so I grabbed a customer unit to show exactly what can happen when these beauties are dropped. Just as suspected…they crack! You can’t really stop physics, so it’s a good idea to take extra care when handling a large device like the iPhone 6 Plus.

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I feel terrible for this customer…it’s truly a hassle for the customer to have to perform a repair like this on a phone that is just so new…and so expensive. Yes, Mission Repair is here for customers like this; however we pride ourselves on keeping units active and working for a LONG time (when I was in the tech room earlier today I saw an original iPhone screen being repaired!) but we’re also here for the newest, latest and greatest when we can be of service.

Once my techs are completed with this iPhone 6 Plus screen repair, I’ll post a follow up blog to show you the difference. You can probably imagine that it’ll look like a new phone…and it will.

Until then, I’ll be back shortly.

Take care, Ryan

P.S. For those of you that are interested: I checked this customer’s iPhone 6 Plus to see if it was bent…and it’s NOT!

The problem with mail-in iPhone repair solved! How about $0 overnight shipping?

Good afternoon!

It’s turning out to be a mid-80 degree day here in Kansas City and the rest of the weekend is promising to shape up just as well. That’s exciting news!

Did you know that we take walk in customers with no appointment necessary? That’s right, if you need your iPhone fixed you can stop by one of our locations, see one of our friendly sales representatives, and they will get you fixed up in a jiffy. What’s a jiffy? For example: If you bring your iPhone 5S for a cracked screen replacement, we can have it done, repaired, and back in your hands before you have time to run to lunch and back. Yes, it’s that fast.

But did you know that we also take mail-in service from all over the country? In fact, we service every address in the United States and have been doing so coming up on 7 years now.

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I know that there are issues with mail in service. One of them is that you want the shipping to be FAST. But FAST means EXPENSIVE. So how do we conquer this issue?

We currently charge $9.99 for return OVERNIGHT shipping via FEDEX on all cell phone, smartphone, iPhone and xylophone repairs. Just kidding, we don’t offer xylophone repair, just checking to see if you are still with me. If you know anything about shipping charges, you’ll see that this is an amazing shipping price. However now through Sunday, September 28th, 2014 –

Use coupon code “ONEWAY” to receive a $9.99 discount which makes the OVERNIGHT SHIPPING FREE!
It works for online orders or if you all in to 866-638-8402.

This coupon will work with any device we service and will give you a $9.99 discount on any service or part that we offer as long as your order total is $49 or more.

We’ve solved the “mail-in” issue since you can’t get faster shipping for FREE, why not take advantage now?!?

Have a good day everyone, Ryan