iPhone 6S and 6S Plus – will it bend?

Hello friends,

There’s no secret that Apple announced several new products today; and they all seem to be pretty impressive! What caught my attention first was that the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus are now made from 7000 series aluminum. This is in effort to stop the bending problem that the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have, and today’s release confirmed the rumors that have been floating around for a few months about the new structure.

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Here’s a little bit about alloys for those that are truly interested. For those that are not, this may be a little waste of time ­čśë

The International Alloy Designation System is the most widely accepted naming scheme for wrought alloys. Each alloy is given a four-digit number, where the first digit indicates the major alloying elements.

-1000 series are essentially pure aluminium with a minimum 99% aluminium content by weight and can be work hardened.
-2000 series are alloyed with copper, can be precipitation hardened to strengths comparable to steel. Formerly referred to as duralumin, they were once the most common aerospace alloys, but were susceptible to stress corrosion cracking and are increasingly replaced by 7000 series in new designs.
-3000 series are alloyed with manganese, and can be work hardened.
-4000 series are alloyed with silicon. They are also known as silumin.
-5000 series are alloyed with magnesium.
-6000 series are alloyed with magnesium and silicon. They are easy to machine, are weldable, and can be precipitation hardened, but not to the high strengths that 2000 and 7000 can reach. 6061 alloy is one of the most commonly used general-purpose aluminium alloy.
-7000 series are alloyed with zinc, and can be precipitation hardened to the highest strengths of any aluminium alloy (tensile strength up to 700 MPa for the 7068 alloy).
-8000 series are alloyed with other elements which are not covered by other series. Aluminium-lithium alloys are an example.

So with your new found aluminum knowledge, you can see that the new iPhones will have the highest strength possible, which is a good thing in my opinion. I bent my iPhone 6 shortly after I purchased it, and I even blogged about it here.

Personally, I know that the cause of a lot of screen cracks are due to bent iPhones, so kudos to Apple for rectifying a problem that seems to have been swept under the rug.

We’ve gotten our hands on one of the new iPhone 6S screens, and there is a mysterious little chip that is soldered to the back; we are guessing that it’s the 3D touch screen “force touch” controller, but until we get our hands on a complete phone, the answer will have to remain in the hands of the engineers at Apple. Time will tell, and I can guarantee you that the repair market will be very interested in this IC that may take us by surprise.

Never fear, I know that this won’t change our ability to perform the best repairs in the market, but now that the aluminum shell is tougher, we are going to really need to hone our “blacksmithing” skills for those bent cases. Have you ever seen an iPhone after it’s fallen down a flight of stairs? We have.

If you’re an Apple fan, today was a fun day. I’m looking forward to seeing these new devices in my hands soon!

Have a good night, Ryan

The iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch were announced…what’s next on October 16th?

Hello everyone,

Apple released some of their biggest devices in the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Of course, they also announced the Apple Watch as well, however since we can’t get our hands on them until 2015, it’s tough to get too excited about them yet. I know that my buddy Troy is in line for one of their lime green Apple Watch Sport models. He just can’t wait. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

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If you remember last year Apple introduced the iPad Air and it seems like the Air will be getting some updates in a few days. Touch scan home button added? I bet it does! There’s also been some rumors about a new anti-glare screen which would be a nice improvement as well for some; me in particular as I have trouble with the glass screens lately. I tend to even leave the lights off in my office to avoid screen glare at times on my iMac. Bottom line is some help here would be greatly appreciated from many users!

Will an iPad Pro be released?

Software releases: I’m sure there will be something that comes across for us here. If you had problems with iOS8 like I did, hopefully their newest releases will be enhanced and trouble free. I’m scared to upgrade my iPhone again…my last software update was kind of a nightmare.

Personally, I love these Apple announcements and look forward to hearing what Apple has coming for us. Stay tuned, Apple’s October 16th event is just a couple of days away- and just in time for the holiday shopping season!

Take care, Ryan

Nokia Lumia 920 Front Glass & LCD Screen Repair = Success!

Hello M:R Nation

Sadly, I was not voted Time’s “Person Of The Year” again this year. It was a tight race between Barack Obama, Tim Cook and myself and it looks like the POTUS took the cake this time around. I can’t say that I am not a little disappointed, but hey, I guess the most powerful man in the world has a little more pull than I do. Thankfully, I walked in this morning to something great to pull me through this heartbreaker of a loss.

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Now, this is the Nokia Lumia 920. We recently announced the new repair service on this beauty and it has been a very welcomed service to say the least. Above is just one of the many Nokia Lumia 920 smartphones that we have serviced and what it looks like cracked. This is a rather heave phone and it is very substantial in the hand. If it slips out of your hand, it will most likely fall face forward and crack like the example above.

As you can imagine, the best way to avoid this nightmare is to just not drop it, but that is much easier said than done. I, myself am no exception to the rule. I have cracked many of my devices and with my career you would think this is something I’d be immune to. This is not the case at all.

You can start your order for the┬áNokia Lumia 920 Front Glass & LCD Screen Repair┬átoday by visiting http://www.Missionrepair.com or giving us a ring at 866-638-8402. We will get you fixed up and maybe we can be your Persons Of The Year ­čÖé

Cheers, Troy