What is an iPhone digitizer?

I know that there are a ton of question about the “digitizer” on your iPhone, or any other touch-screen smartphone these days. We here at Mission Repair are experts and very familiar with iPhone digitizers, glass, and screens. We repair them by the thousands every month. Let’s see if we can demonstrate what the digitizer is here under a glass panel:

This is the digitizer on an iPhone!

The digitizer is fused UNDER the glass cover. It’s the electronic component that senses the touch of a human finger through the glass, and is designed to allow the unit to be controlled by a fingertip. This is the “input” of the device and it’s very thin and transparent.

The point is that you cannot replace the digitizer alone. Since it’s part of the glass, in the event of a touch failure it needs to be replaced with the glass and vice versa. So if you have a cracked iPhone glass, you’re going to get a new digitizer as well. If you have an iPhone that doesn’t respond to touch, you’ll also get a new glass. It’s just the way it’s designed.

You might see these assemblies marketed as:

  • iPhone glass
  • iPhone digitizer
  • iPhone touch screen
  • iPhone glass screen
  • iPhone screen
  • iPhone touch panel

For all intents and purposes, these terms are all interchangeable and are all the same thing. Are you in need of one of these parts? Here’s a list of glass/digitizer repairs that we sell here at Mission Repair:

Don’t forget our wide selection of iPad Glass Repair options!

Remember, you might see these glass panels for sale cheap – be sure to inquire about the required digitizer that is fused to the glass from the factory – without it, the glass is useless. You cannot replace the glass or “remove” your good digitizer and reinstall it onto your iPhone without advanced equipment and lots of training. It just doesn’t work! These assemblies are built together and must stay together. I hope this information helps!

Droid Turbo 2 by Motorola with a Shatterproof Screen!

Hello! I’ve seen this commercial on TV a few times, and it’s got me thinking about the repair business and the direction of the technology these days…

I snapped this picture of the TV last night to get a better glimpse of the fine print today.

I snapped this picture of the TV last night to get a better glimpse of the fine print today.

Motorola has developed a new product called “ShatterShield” and guarantees that the screen on your Droid Turbo 2 won’t shatter or crack for 4 years from the original date of purchase. Sounds awesome to me, and many people have made YouTube videos already showing how they are dropping them and how they are not cracking.

Be careful though, the fine print on http://www.motorola.com/shattershield states:

“…scratches and other cosmetic damage, intentional damage or abuse, normal wear and tear and other limitations apply.”

is it possible that dropping your phone and cracking the screen be deemed “abuse?” or even “normal wear and tear”? <— I know it would for my daughter ūüėČ

I'm very curious to see if there is a limit to how many times Motorola will replace a damaged screen, or if they will end up instituting a deductible. This phone does cost over $600 to buy, so maybe they've just built in some extra fluff when it comes to repairing for their customers.

In any case, I applaud Motorola for going the extra mile. Let's see if the other manufacturers jump on the bandwagon and make "breakproof" devices. My gut feeling is that it goes against the basic business model for some of these manufacturing giants…of course they want to sell you a new device when you break yours. Just make sure that you break it and don't abuse it, right?

Hey, have a good evening, Ryan

7/7 at 7:00.

Good morning again friends,

July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 177 days remaining until the end of the year.

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I’m totally blown away that the year is clearly already over half way completed. I’m surprised because we’ve done so much already and shocked because we still have so much to to. I want to make sure that you understand this this is a “glass is half full” type of conversation because there’s nothing we can do about the time elapsed!

So the list that’s currently on my whiteboard at the office is:

1. Hire new employees.
2. Move into our new location in Lenexa, Kansas.
3. Move into our new location in Fishers, Indiana.
4. Grow the business.
5. Finish the new break room project.
6. Take a vacation.

Did you notice how “take a vacation” is at the bottom? That’s a floating goal for the year that seems to continually get pushed down. It’s alright we’ve got a tropical “week off” coming up in December, so that seems like it’s approaching fast enough on it’s own!

I’m getting back to work. Heads down, hold all my calls. Oh yeah, what’s happening on 7/7 at 7:00? That’s closing time at Mission Repair, so if you’re going to get that iPhone repaired today, you better get on the ball now!

Take care, Ryan

Keep Us Close And Make Mission Repair Your “ICE”!

Hello M:R Nation –

I just found out recently what ICE means in regards to a phone contact. For years I have seen: First Name/ICE/ Last Name, on my friends phone when he makes a call to his wife and I finally got curious enough to ask what it meant. What I always though had a negative connotation (ICE as in cold hearted or something), actually¬†means “In Case of Emergency”.

Now, if I were to see this last week on someones phone that I was trying to help, I would of had no clue to call the ICE contact. But this week I am a changed man! So if you are ever in trouble and have ICE in your contacts, I will indeed be calling that person for you!

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This whole sequence of events has me thinking, “Mission Repair should be the ICE for your Tablet, Smartphone and Computer repair needs”! When you are in trouble, you know exactly where to go and who to call. So when you drop your iPhone or crack the screen on your iPad, you should have the luxury of the exact same thing!

So here is what I propose: Keep our contact information in your smartphone, tablet or computer contact list, so if you ever do have issues, we are just one call or click away! We have made it very east for you to do so… Just click here: Mission:Repair¬†and let technology do the rest! Now that you have added us to your life, go about your business and just know we are here if you ever need us!

Cheers, Troy

Happy Sunday To You!

Hello M:R Nation –

Its Sunday afternoon and I just wanted to share two things with you before I spend the rest of the day outside, enjoying this beautiful weather!

First, it was “Fall Deco Day” at the Harris household and I have to say, I really channeled my inner Martha¬†Stewart! There is nothing I love more than this season and what better way to remind me of it, than to stare at this when I’m sitting on my couch?!?

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Just Call Me Martha!

Secondly, I wanted to remind all of you iPod touch and iPhone 4/4S owners of the special savings we have introduced during the month of October!

We have a brand new price on our iPod touch screen repair services of just $59.00! This is for both white and black! For black, click here:¬†4th Gen iPod Touch BLACK Front Glass & LCD Repair (Also fixes touch functions!)¬†and for white, click here:¬†4th Gen iPod Touch WHITE Front Glass & LCD Repair (Also fixes touch functions!)! If you have a crack in your glass, a broken LCD screen or if your touch function no longer…functions, this service it for you!

Also, we are running an awesome “Deal Of The Month” on our iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S screen repair services! This month only, save an extra $10.00 off an already awesomely low price! Click the following link to receive this great deal: Deal Of The Month!

Ok, I’ve spent enough time inside today. Its time to “get outside and see the world” !

Cheers,Troy