New rumors have been surfacing recently around the possible release of a new and cheaper iPhone. The new iPhone will take many elements from the current Apple iPhone 5 model but be a cheaper build quality. The rumors in the mill are that the phone will use plastic components rather than the aluminum currently used for the framing and casing on the iPhone 5.
The iPhone 4 incorporates the aluminum frame with a glass back and front which is slightly different from the current 5 model with its aluminum back. The new cheaper model that Apple may release looks to go back to the days of the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Release of this new iPhone isn’t slated until at least next year so don’t get your hopes up anytime soon. Marketing execs at Apple have also stated that they will not be developing a “cheap” smartphone although some sources say the story has been revised from their original statements.
In any event, the Repair Sharks are always here to help. Plastic cracks just as much as glass and the front screen is going most likely be Gorilla Glass, or as we like to call it Monkey Glass. If you need any assistance with any of the iPhone models, 3G, 3GS, 4, 4S, or 5 give us a call. We are here to help!
So we are finally seeing the new iPad Mini hit the market. What does everyone think so far? It’s our prediction that the iPad Mini is going to be one of the hottest gifts this holiday season. With kids all over the world drooling over their parents and siblings iPads every parent is going to have to answer the call of today’s technology savvy adolescent.
Kids are growing up with cutting edge technology both in the classroom and at home. Many parents can afford or see the value in purchasing their kid a $500+ iPad 2, 3, or 4. So the solution is simple, purchase an iPad Mini for them. The Mini is smaller and can fit small hands better, it’s easier to carry and it’s also a cheaper product. Parents looking to not break the budget will be eyeing the Mini this year and Apple knows it. They couldn’t revolutionize the iPad so why not make it smaller, more portable and more convenient.
So what about the iPad 4? Where does the newest member of the iPad lineup fit into the lives of new users and existing users. We may see some iPad 1 users start to embrace the newer technology and pass down their iPad 1’s to their kids. Is the iPad 1 obsolete at this point? We don’t think so, it still performs many of the initial functions that drew us to the tablet when it was first released initially. The performance benefit can be the main reason for people to upgrade. The screen is also a plus embracing the newer screen technology found in the 3. What about iPad 2 and 3 owners? I still think both of these products are great and the need to upgrade to a 4 might not be as necessary if you own either of these two devices. Perhaps when Apple introduces the 5 at some point in the future may we see a larger move over to the newer technology. Apple does need to add some significant hardware upgrades to the next models. We really need to see a hdmi, SD card slot or something to make the product competitive to some of the Android tablets. We have seen the Android tablets start to dominate when it comes to available features that are built in.
In any event, all these devices are bound to break and you will at some point need assistance from a repair center. The Repair Sharks, www.repairsharks.com will be here to help whenever you need assistance. Give us a call or visit our website for more information.
We apologize for our recent outage. Repair Sharks is now up and running once again. We were hit severely by Sandy and have been without electric and internet for over a week. We hope that all of you and your families are doing well. If you should need assistance please contact us via email or telephone. We will help any way we can.
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We are proud to announce our 6 year anniversary and the achievement of a long time goal of reaching over 20k repairs at Repair Sharks. It has been a long journey over the last 6 years building and expanding our services. We have helped so many people with their devices over the last few years it truly is a great feeling. We want to personally thank each and every customer for helping RS survive during turbulent times in our economy. We are happy to help contribute to small business development and the Long Island, NY community.
We are continuing to expand our offerings and lead the industry in the portable device repair arena. Repair Sharks is looking forward to the newly released iPhone 5 and rumors of the iPad Mini. Android phone repairs continue to grow, new devices are being introduced every day, and as more people become aware of the benefits of our services we are excited to see where the future will take us.
Repair Sharks was founded by expert computer technicians and we have recently been taking on clients’ computer repairs. We specialize in notebook LCD and PC / laptop hardware repairs but we have always been both hardware and software specialists. Our technicians are proficient with many types of software, networking, PC and notebook hardware related issues. On a local level we have recently been working in clients’ houses doing home audio and automation setup. We are happy to see business expanding to new areas and that our skills can help a wide variety of customers.
It takes many years of experience to properly diagnose the thousands of issues that we see regularly. Our experience has helped us repair some of the most badly damaged devices you can see. Everything from being run over by a truck, thrown out a window, to lakes, ponds, pools, and toilet bowls we have seen and the funny stories we hear just keep growing.
If you would like to see if your device can be repaired give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you.
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We often get asked if it makes sense to replace a working iPod battery. The answer to this question depends on a few factors. The iPod battery can typically last year’s inside your iPod however over time you may start to notice that your iPod play time starts to diminish. If you are a regular user of your iPod and enjoy getting a full day’s worth of playback then you may want to consider replacing your battery after a few years of use.
Everyone uses their iPod differently, if you are a constant video watcher or if you like to let your iPod run through for long periods of time then changing your iPod battery can be a good idea. The new replacement batteries available on the market allow for even longer runtime than your original battery in many cases. New iPod battery technology allows for larger capacity batteries to fit into the same space within your iPod. The new Lithium Polymer and Lithium Ion technology used in today’s modern batteries can supply your iPod with long lasting playback of all your music and videos.
There are a few other reasons to change your battery. Just like any other battery the iPod battery is no different. Constant and repeated charging cycles can deplete your iPod battery capacity resulting in less playback ability. Leaving your iPod sitting around for long periods of time will also deplete the battery, usually within a week or two you will notice less battery power than when you started. iPods also like to have a decent charge to operate properly. This is particularly evident in the hard drive based iPods where adequate power is necessary to fully operate the iPod Hard Drive. The newer iPod Touch screen models utilize large LCD screens which can also run down your battery if constantly used. Constant use of applications, games, and the Wi-Fi mode can also attribute to battery loss.
iPod Battery replacement is an affordable option for the consumer. It is relatively inexpensive to replace your battery and you can ensure you will get a long life out of your iPod. Experienced and professional repair centers can replace your battery quickly without causing any damage to your iPod or other internal components.
Repair Sharks offers battery replacements for almost every model iPod and iPhone. Contact us today for a quote on battery replacement or visit our website at http://www.repairsharks.com
The hardware from the new 3rd generation Touch utilizes a modified hardware platform from the 2nd Generation in the 32 and 64gb models which was released a few months ago. I believe the new iTablet is based on a similar SSD storage setup.
They are taking this to the next step with the use of the intel atom processor. My guess is that in a nutshell it’s a glorified iPhone/Touch the size of a netbook with touch screen capabilities using the digitizer technolgoy from the Touch and iPhone. Apple then pairs the advanced hardware with similar software from the iPhone that extends the reach of the Touch and iPhone enabling features not available through the handheld devices.
Having repaired many Touch and iPhones you realize there really isn’t much inside that is user replaceable which overall probably helps keeps costs down significantly by keeping all the components on the board for the most part. From a marketing standpoint it looks like it’s a direct competitor with netbooks.
Yes ladies and gentleman it’s a big iPod Touch. My guess is a $399-499 pricetag.
Consider buying Apple Stock, last time they announced a new product it sold 1 million in less than a month and the stock went up. This product will have a wider audience given it isn’t locked into any carrier agreements but given its pricetag and market I do not suspect it will hit that number out of the gate. It will however add a new area to their lineup which is a lower cost platform and new target audience for Apple to market towards.
This is just my guess seeing what specs have been released as well as some of the photos. My guess tells me that it will sit somewhere between an iPod Touch/iPhone and a laptop. Strangely similar to a netbook wouldn’t you say? It even looks like a giant iPod Touch.