Did you see us on the news?

Good morning friends-

We had a short spot on the Channel 41 news late last week in conjunction with the iPhone 6 release. The news crew came by our Mission Repair Express location to discuss iOS 8 and it’s new security features. My manager Jake Bayes got 10 seconds of fame!

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You can check out the entire spot by clicking here.

Jake, you ready for the big screen? I’d start working on your autograph.

Just having a little fun today, thank you to all that visited a Mission Repair location this weekend. Even during the football games we had a line of customers – I promise to add TV service to our waiting rooms!

I’ll be back soon…Ryan

September Is Here And So Is A New Deal Of The Month!

This month we decided to go ahead and extend our Labor Day Sale on iPhone 5S Screen Repairs through the entire month of September. I asked Ryan what he wanted the new price to be and he surprised me by saying $109! I had to double check with him a few times to make sure he was sure. That’s right, during September we have marked iPhone 5S Front Glass Repairs down to just $109 (regular price: $149).

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So be sure to tell all of your friends with cracked screens that NOW is the time to call Mission Repair! We’ll repair your iPhone 5S cracked glass in 24 hours (or sooner with our same day service options) and have your device back to you, good as new, in no time. See a better price on this service? Let us know about it!

Have a great day,
Melanie

Apple’s WWDC 2014 – what did you think?

Hello electronics gurus, did you get a chance to watch or hear about Apple’s announcements at their Worldwide Developer Conference yesterday?

In my opinion, you didn’t miss too much; I know that a lot of people were waiting to hear about the new 2014 iPhone release but you have to remember that Apple typically doesn’t announce new iPhones until later in the year.

They did talk about the new changes in their iOS; upgrading it to iOS 8 and their new computer system software dubbed “Yosemite” that are both geared and intended to link hand held devices and computers closer together.

Earlier this year, I was personally happy to see the iOS upgrade to version 7.1.1 and I really enjoy it. iOS 8 should be exciting as well. The Verge put together a good report on the conference here. I’m happy with the “Family Sharing” capability that will allow up to six people to share iTunes purchases including apps and music. Awesome!

Picture taken from MacRumors website - we'll have to wait and see what Apple brings us next!

Picture taken from MacRumors website – we’ll have to wait and see what Apple brings us next!

What can we expect in terms of a new iPhone this year? As usual the rumor mill is cranking out some good info, but there’s a lot of talk about a huge “Samsung like” screen that is 5.5″ to compete with the other “huge screen” Smartphones in the market. When will we know for sure? Check back with me sometime in September, I bet we’ll know then.

We here at Mission Repair are trying to get as much info as possible about this new iPhone and if we can gather anything of interest, you’ll hear it here first. Until then we will keep working on sourcing screens for this behemoth and be ready for it’s release. I know that we’ll have someone call us the first day they are released with a cracked glass – it never fails.

Any input on the WWDC? What did you think?

Take care, Ryan

Are You Ready For WWDC?

Hello M:R Nation –

WWDC is upon us once again and I for one, am excited! This time of year gives everyone in this industry a slight buzz. We frequent rumor sites and try to dig out any information we can from our suppliers to see what that have heard or seen. It’s actually like Christmas for fanboys and fangirls. Well, that’s if Christmas included an announcement of a incredible new product and then made you wait painfully for 3 more months until you could get your hands one, but I digress.

With the WWDC banners going up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, we are less than a week away from the keynote speech that kicks it all off. This keynote is responsible for announcing many of the worlds great products, like the iPhone and iPod Touch and operating system updates, like the newest iOS for your devices. The keynote starts at 10am PDT and Apple will offer a live stream of the event (here is a link for ya: WWDC LIVE STREAM)

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So, if you are still reading this post, it seems like I have your attention for the most part. So lets talk about some of the possible products that Apple will announce on Monday. This is where it gets fun! (Credit MacRumors for the possible product line up)

Mac Mini: Apple’s Mac Mini is long overdue for an update, having seen its last refresh in October of 2012. Apple’s plans for the computer are unknown, but a refresh could bring Haswell processors with Iris integrated graphics and 802.11ac WiFi support.

Apple TV: Rumors have suggested that a redesigned set-top box is in the works, with support for iOS games and possibly a full App Store. While initial chatter pointed towards an April release date for the product, it has seemingly been delayed even beyond WWDC.

iWatch: Apple introduced the radically redesigned Mac Pro at the Worldwide Developers Conference last year and this year, and while some have held out hope that the company will give us a look at its highly rumored iWatch, it looks like that will not be happening.

The iWatch is expected to include several health-related sensors and capabilities, based on Apple’smultiple hires in the health and fitness fields. Along with tracking steps taken, sleep quality, and calories burned like many standard fitness devices on the market, Apple’s device may also incorporate advanced features like heart rate measurements and hydration monitoring.

Along with its health and fitness tracking functionality, the iWatch will likely integrate with the iPhone and iOS devices, allowing users to receive notifications and messages, possibly accessing various features through Siri integration.

While Apple’s hires have pointed towards possible iWatch capabilities, little else is known about the device. There have been no design leaks, giving no indication of what Apple’s wearable might look like. A release date is also up in the air, although it seems that late 2014 is the focus of current rumors.

12-Inch Retina Macbook: Apple is said to be working on an updated 12-inch MacBook that includes a Retina display. Said to beeven slimmer than existing MacBook Airs, it is unclear whether the product will join Apple’s MacBook Airs lineup or whether it will be in a category of its own.

According to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo, the 12-inch MacBook boasts the portability of the 11-inch MacBook Air with the productivity of the 13-inch MacBook Air, offering a high resolution display along with an improved clamshell structure.

Additional rumors have hinted at a revamped trackpad design without a mechanical button and the lack of a fan assembly, resulting in silent operation. Digitimes has also suggested that Apple is working on a Retina MacBook Air to be released in 2014, but it is unclear whether the publication was referring to the 12-inch model referenced in previous rumors or an updated 11 and 13-inch Retina version.

Apple has just updated the MacBook Air with a price drop and a very minor processor speed bump at the low end, suggesting that an unveiling of Retina versions at WWDC is unlikely. A more likely timeframe for the 12-inch Retina MacBook would be later in the year, perhaps around Apple’s usual October Mac update window.

Last but not least is the iPhone 6! We have seen several parts and mock-ups for the iPhone 6, but sadly, the iPhone redesigns are usually announced in the fall. However, I have my fingers crossed that Apple will shock us all and announce this monster on Monday!

So where will you be this coming Monday? If you have never taken an hour or so to watch one of these events, I highly recommend it, even if you are not an Apple fan. There is something truly magical about how they describe their products.

Any ideas on what Apple might be announcing? Shoot me an email @ troy@missionrepair.com, I’d love to nerd it out with you for a bit!

Cheers, Troy

 

iPhone 6 is coming!

Hi friends, I read on Reuters.com that Apple is to unveil iPhone 6 in August of this year, which is earlier than expected.

According to the article, a 4.7-inch screen version of the iPhone 6 will reach stores in August, the Economic Daily News reported without specifying which markets would receive the phone first.

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A 5.5-inch or 5.6-inch model will be released in September, as the iPhone 5 series was previously.

People involved in the supply chain had earlier confirmed to Reuters that there will be a 4.7-inch version of the iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch version.

Together, the Economic Daily News said 80 million iPhone 6 handsets would be produced this year.

Industry watchers have said increasing the iPhone’s screen size from 4 inches would help Apple regain market share from competitors such as Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, who they say have responded to consumer desire for more screen size.
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What’s you take on screen size? Usually as a human race is concerned, you always hear that bigger is better. I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII and and iPhone 5 and to be honest I just like the feel of the iPhone 5 compared to the Samsung – but that’s just one man’s opinion.

I don’t feel “neglected” or that I’m “missing out” with the smaller iPhone screen; but I’m sure that a “large” iPhone would sell like hotcakes. Everyone loves a hotcake without discrimination, right?!?

Well, rest assured that we here at Mission Repair are diligently working on obtaining iPhone 6 screens just as soon as humanly possible- because I already know that the first day they come out…we will get a call for a repair. It happens every time.

So stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted on the iPhone 6 release later this year. Until then, you can browse our iPhone repair section on our website if you’re interested. Have a great day!

Ryan