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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
iPhone 5s screen size rumors are alive and well this week! Rumors suggest that a last minute design change in Apple’s iPhone 5s screen size will delay the release date by one to two months. This news would suggest Apple’s new model will be available in December 2013, just in time for Christmas (again). . […]
LCD iPhone 5 Price to Drop $20 Again in next Week. Beware! The LCD iPhone 5 price is set to drop again in the next five to ten days. Street vendors in Hong Kong and other areas of China are starting to report refurbished iPhone 5 LCD assembly prices at $465 HKD, or $60 USD. […]
iPhone 5 Broken LCD Price Drops 40-50%! As many iPhone repair shops might not yet be aware, the price of iPhone 5 cracked glass with good LCD assemblies dropped between $15-$20 in the last few days. Sources say the drop is due to China receiving parts to assembly 150,000 new iPhone 5 LCD screens from […]
. Wondering how to get unlock codes for your iPhone and other mobile device customers legally and with the best service and price? There are many providers who offer this service through their unlock website and we would like to share our experience after trying many different providers. The unlock website we’ve used is a company […]
Testing your iPhone LCD screens without the proper device is too time consuming and often times gets neglected when repair store owners purchase wholesale LCD screens for their shops. Every iPhone repair shop should have one of these iPhone tester machines in their store. . This device doesn’t have a brand name and comes […]
. Your suppliers for iPhone LCD screens are everywhere to be found within the USA and Asia. Broken iPhone repair locations ultimately make their decision based on two main factors: price versus quality. No matter your decision, it’s very important for all iPhone LCD buyers to know the correct way to identify fake iPhone LCD […]