Motherboard published a pretty bold article earlier this month highlighting the impact iPhone 8 would have on 3rd party repair shops. The title? “Title: The Next iPhone Could Put 15,000 Repair Companies Out of Business” That’s pretty bold! Since then many other articles have come out spinning this concept and have many repair techs, repair […]
I was listening to Clark Howard’s pod cast a few weeks ago when he announced that Verizon would now offer cracked screen repairs for iPhones. Retail post-paid has never shown interest in conducting repairs and for good reason. Their business model is service, devices, accessories and warranty protection plans – not retail repair! I scanned various […]
Right to Repair has gained a lot of attention but didn’t see much legislative progress through the Senate or House in 2016. However, 5 states including Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts and Kansas have announced their intent on addressing potential bills that would require OEM’s such as Apple & Samsung to provide documentation and services to 3rd […]
Dropping and cracking the screen on your expensive new iPhone is enough to make anyone upset. Especially when they pay for insurance and find out that cracked screens still carry a hefty deductible. Shinobia Montoria Wright, 32, of Wellington, Florida took her anger to a new level when she plowed her SUV through a Palm Springs […]
Everyone has been talking about Apple’s potential change from LED/LCD to OLED technology in the upcoming iPhone 8. Supposedly, OLED will only come to the iPhone 8 Plus model where the standard & “budget” versions will still use LED/LCD screens. There hasn’t been any official announcement from Apple, so you could still call it a rumor. Usually, I […]
Apple has quietly implemented a new change that provides ~4X as many retail repair locations for consumers to fix their devices. While Google choose to partner with “unofficial” repair franchise uBreakiFix last month, Apple simply gave the go-ahead for their already existing 3rd Party Authorized Service Providers to conduct qualifying repairs. “Happy” would be a great way to […]
Google just announced last week that uBreakiFix will be their exclusive partner for same day walk-in screen replacements for their newly released Pixel and Pixel XL devices. Consumers can walk-in to one of uBreakiFix’s 250 retail locations across the US and have their cracked screen repaired for $130 for the Pixel model and $150 for […]
It may surprise you that 62% of Americans have less than $1,000 in their savings account. Yet, about 98% own some sort of cell phone and 68% own a smartphone. Sure, there’s bound to be some overlap but the numbers strongly suggest that most smartphone users simply can’t afford to pay for their devices upfront in full. […]
A cell phone tech shouldn’t have any issues testing device’s full range of features. After all, they’re working on these gadgets day after day and know them like the back of their hand. But sometimes multi-tasking, distractions or newly hired inexperienced employees are bound to miss a step. As a result a possible repair job […]
Cadex battery testers have always been boss but they’ve mainly been used in large repair and refurbishing operations. These analyzers weren’t reasonable for repair shops mainly because the devices had multiple bays allowing users to test multiple batteries but costing upwards of several thousands of dollars. In addition, you needed multiple expensive add-ons to test […]
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus successfully launched last week with some decent hardware improvements including a water resistant body, improved camera resolution, 256GB capacity and promised to change the headset market with funny looking wireless earbuds dubbed “AirPods”. Improvements across the board grabbed headlines while Apple’s concurrent announcement about their new “crack friendly” AppleCare+ protection probably failed […]
Repair repair can have it’s challenges with customers who aren’t particularly happy with repair prices and wait times to fix their beloved devices. However, most of their frustration comes from their own fault for breaking the device and lightly vent their anger, appreciate the repair service and go on their merry way. Few take it to […]
In 2015, Anthony Rizzon lead the Chicago Cubs with the most total hits, extra bases, homeruns and RBI’s (2nd in stolen bases). His success at the plate undoubtedly contributed to his clubs first playoff appearance since 2008. He also lead the MLB with 30 “free” trips to first base after being hit by a pitch. Statistics in […]
Are you receiving lower yields for your broken LCD screens from your current buyback company or noticed more of your Refurbished LCD screens failing when using specially designed LCD testing equipment? If so, LCD drivers in your testing box could be to blame. Just recently, incompatible IC chips are being found in an abundance of refurbished LCD screens resulting in […]
Over the last several months, shortages of iPhone LCD screen assemblies has increased overall costs effecting availability, margins and consumers options to trade-in or sell their broken device instead of choosing to repair. Shortages in China’s supply chain aren’t very common, so what’s really causing the issue, when should things return to normal and what can […]
Seized Cell Phone Parts, US Customs & Importing Issues Explained
Cell Phone Repair Websites Reviewed for Basic Site Structure, SEO and Social Media Usage. Does your Site Include the Basics for Search Engines to Find You?
Knowing how to properly identify OEM and Non-OEM LCD screens is just one of the methods every cell phone repair shop should be auditing to ensure their not being taken advantage of by their LCD screen recycler. Yet, after 2+ years it still seems to be an area that has many mixed methods and varying […]
How will the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus make it’s impact on the cell phone repair industry? As far as the actual iPhone …it’s business as normal. Many say it’s easier to disassemble, less screws and easier to remove the LCD screen than previous iPhone 5, 5c and 5s models. On the other hand, Apple […]
. Think of the germiest jobs you can. There are some obvious ones – doctor, teacher, garbage man, computer/phone repair tech. Wait, what? Computer or phone repair tech? Yes, that’s right. Did you know that most mobile phone screens contain more germs than a toilet handle in a men’s restroom? And if you’re touching other […]
Remember back in 2012 when Samsung supposedly paid Apple $1 billion in a patent infringement lawsuit – via 30 truck loads packed with sacks of un-wrapped nickels? While Samsung did lose the patent lawsuit against Apple, the congo line of delivery trucks showing up at Apple’s HQ to pay restitution ended up just being a bogus […]
The rumor mill’s been churning. You’ve probably heard the rumblings. Apple is supposed to use sapphire glass for the iPhone 6. Sapphire glass is also supposed to be virtually indestructible. When so much of your business comes from replacing broken LCD screens, those rumors understandably make you nervous.
Computer & Laptop Repair Shops are jumping on the “iPhone Repair” bandwagon as PC Repair revenue slips. How Cell Phone Repair competition is heating up!
Any time our cell phone repair clients seem to be facing challenges, our LCD screen buyback program usually faces challenges as well. The last several months has seen LCD screen prices drop more frequently than in the past – and this phenomenon is affecting most phone models. Chinese New Years and changes in the […]
Did you know that you can make money with a little help from a class action lawsuit that Apple is trying to avoid? Your repair shop can make some extra cash thanks to the Apple Nano recall for the iPod Nano 1st Generation and receive a brand new iPod Nano 6th Gen for free! It’s fairly […]
Everyone in the cell phone repair business should expect prices to be extremely volatile at this time. Many of our clients selling broken LCD screens have noticed that many models have dropped in price over the last few weeks because of this. As the Telegraph Blog Reports: It is almost back to where it was […]
Smartphones are getting really expensive. Like the almost-as-expensive-as-a-new-laptop kind of expensive (yet this is hidden by postpaid carrier subsidies!). However, you can get a little bit of that money back for those of you who have (or will be) re-signing their two-year contract for the latest and greatest phone. Throw in your accessories and make […]
How many stolen iPhones are sold on eBay? RESEARCH STUDY. Statistics might shock you! How iCloud Activation Lock and Kill Switch technology won’t prevent theft!
Theft of cell phones increased 100% in 2013. Consumers demand Kill Switch Technology improvements. Are cell phone carrier, manufauctures and insurance providers to blame for? Stolen phone statistics suggest who’s at fault!
Buying and reselling iPhones is a great way to make some extra cash inside your cell phone repair shops. You already have the repair technicians and spare parts for most repairs as well as customers who want to buy them for international use or their prepaid cell phone service. A few years ago, it […]
We’re often asked by our clients what exactly our company does with the broken LCD screens after we receive them. In an effort to get down to business and respect your time, we usually answer this question with a simple “They’re sent to our partners overseas in China.” But somehow this answer just doesn’t […]
Are you planning on taking a skiing adventure this winter? With the holiday season around the corner, it is probably the best time to go for a much-awaited break. Unfortunately, most electronic owners are unaware of the effect cold weather can have on their devices – including cell phones and tablets. Cold weather symptoms could […]
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Apple Offers More Repair Options with Competitive Pricing and Faster Turn-Around Time
The new Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Tom Wheeler, is determined to reform phone unlocking policy issues before the holiday season! . If you’ve recently been facing problems in getting your cellular phones unlocked, there’s a sign of relief from the new FCC Chairman, Tom Wheeler. The new chairperson has requested the CTIA Wireless Association to […]
Sprint Offers Student Promotion – Free Wireless Service for a Year – Consumers Urged to Read the Fine Print! . Sprint and Best Buy recently announced a new promotion targeting school-goers from elementary school through college. Their offering suggests free wireless service for one year (and up to two years if you refer a friend). […]
“LCD Screen Tester” Application Released for Android! Check digitizer and LCD screens with speed and safety! . We’re pleased to announce that our LCD Screen Tester application has just been released! Created with our retail repair clients in mind, we hope you’ll find this application useful for testing the digitizer and LCD screens for Android devices. […]
Flex Cable Extenders Save Time & Money for Mobile Repair Techs iPhone and Android mobile phone flex extender cables were introduced to the market back in 2012 by China. Many repair technicians and mobile phone repair stores are using these, while other don’t even know such a product exists or understand why they’re used. The […]
. One of the most common misconceptions we see in the iPhone repair business is the true meaning and understanding of the definition of Non-Original LCD Screens and Original (OEM) LCD Screens. It seems every company that sells LCD screens or buys back broken LCD screens uses slightly different terminology. If you’re a bit unsure, […]
New Apple iCloud Security Feature “Find My iPhone” Won’t Prevent Stolen Phones One of Apple’s most “praised” feature enhancements with their new release of iOS 7 is the iCloud “Find My iPhone” Activation Lock. . Apparently this new security feature in iOS 7 is supposed to deter theft of Apple iPhones, iPods and iPads […]
AT&T iPhone Unlocking Down Worldwide since Tuesday – Suggests Permanent Shutdown! . *UPDATE 10-7-2013 ON BOTTOM OF PAGE: ** Update 10-8-2013 ON BOTTOM OF PAGE *** Update 11-4-2013 ON BOTTOM OF PAGE On Tuesday earlier this week, third party businesses offering factory unlocks for AT&T devices, including the iPhone, reported significant delays in unlock requests […]
Growing Industry Gives Broken Cell Phones Exception Resale Value These days, your options on how and where to sell broken cell phones are numerous. . With so many options available to cell phone consumers, it can be difficult to understand just exactly what the best option is for your device. Online marketplaces, trade-in companies, and […]
Apple Awards Denied iPhone Warranty Coverage Customers Relief Have you been denied iPhone warranty coverage for having having moisture indicators activated or liquid damage? . If so, today is your lucky day! Apple has just been handed down a $53 million dollar class action lawsuit surrounding denied warranty claims stemming from refusal to authorize repairs […]
If you are in the iPhone repair business and haven’t used 91 PC Suite for the iPhone, you’re missing out. This iPhone software is a great tool for all repair businesses and technicians wishing to speed up basic tasks while having the ability to squeeze in more advanced configurations and settings on the fly […]
. Is your iPhone water damage indicator showing exposure to moisture? Unsure of where the water damage indicators are for your specific iPhone model? We’ve compiled a list to show you exactly where and how to identify if you or your customer’s iPhone has been exposed to water or other liquid damage. Headphone Jack Water […]
More Competition for the Cell Phone Repair Business? Apple has announced the unveiling of its new flagship iPhone will be on September 10th. . Although the announcement date has been released, it’s uncertain if Apple’s announcement will be for the upcoming iPhone 5s or for Apple’s rumored low-cost cell phone option, nicknamed for now the […]
Apps that for for Unresponsive Digitizer too! It’s not the end of the world if your Android device has a broken home button or bad touchscreen area. . There are apps you can use temporarily to replace faulty buttons and non-responsive digitizer touch areas before you pay to have your mobile device fixed or replaced. Here […]
Bitten, Chewed, Licked, Drooled and Damaged by Pets SquareTrade, a top-rated cell phone insurance protection provider, released an interesting study on how much damage household pets cause to electronic devices. The study suggests that cell phones, including iPhones and Android devices, account for 1/3rd of all pet related device damage. 3/4ths of these broken smartphones […]
Tumblr Blog Goes Viral After Stolen iPhone Thief Forgets to Disable Victims Drop-Box Sharing Option! A very hot Tumblr blog this week is “Life of a Stranger Who Stole My Phone,” which presents an oblivious national of Dubai, “Hafid,” and all his personal photos taken after having stolen the iPhone from a beach in Ibiza, […]