Apple Moving Billions Back to USA – MacBook Repair trends to follow

Could apple’s big announcements today have an impact on MacBook repair in the USA?  The giant campus in Cupertino just opened the incredible “Spaceship” in Cupertino – but already Apple seems to be talking about more space in a new campus.  This is just one one several announcements to day as Apple plans to pay a $38 Billion tax bill as it brings overseas money back to the USA.  MacBook users and iPhone users have much to look forward to with these big Apple announcements.

MacBook Repair 2018
MacBook Repair 2018 and Apple’s Big USA Investment.

Apple announced plans Wednesday January 17th to add to the U.S. economy and its own employee base with a set of bold initiatives that further the company’s commitment to the USA.  The MacBook maker, iPhone maker, and perhaps future Apple Car maker has a lot to say about this.  The three areas Apple is focused on, according to a press release today by Apple, include: direct employment by Apple; increased spending and investment with Apple’s USA suppliers and manufacturers; and fueling the fast-growing technology/software/application economy which Apple created with iPhone and the iTunes based App Store.

Apple, based in Cupertino California, already employs 84,000 people in all 50 states.  But with the new announcement today, they plan to create over 20,000 new jobs through hiring at existing campuses and a new one, with a location to be announced later in 2018.  Is it a new HQ?  No.  But it is a new apple Campus, and you can expect many cities to covet such an opportunity.  Apple provided details that the new campus will be in a new location, presumably away from Cupertino, Calif., where the giant “Apple Park” just opened, and that it will include facilities for technical support for customers (perhaps telephone and online support) for current and future products beyond the MacBook and iPhone.

By bringing back overseas money, and making new investments, together with the existing spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers, the company’s direct contribution to the U.S. economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years.  That’s a massive amount of money and not surprising, for the world’s most valuable company.  Apple leaves a big wake.

Also announced, Apple started work on a new 1.1 million square foot data center in downtown Reno, Nevada.  Apple noted that over the last decade, it has invested billions of dollars in data centers and co-located facilities in seven U.S. states, including North Carolina, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Iowa.  It’s also hoped that more MacBook and iPhone manufacturing will start to happen in the USA.  Such efforts would have a very positive impact on the MacBook Repair industry as well, since support on many levels is needed over the life of devices used by Apple consumers.

I short, get ready for another blockbuster run for Apple.  They have the money, the facilities, the talent, and the ambition.  The USA is quite fortunate to have such a company.

iPhone Repair – Newest iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 repair questions, answered!

New iPhone 8 Repair and iPhone 10 repair

The new iPhones are here… and just in time for the 10th Anniversary of the Steve Jobs designed modern-era smartphone by Apple.  Steve Cook, speaking from the first time from the Steve Jobs Theatre at the new “Apple Park” campus in Cupertino California, announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 products to much delight in a crowded Apple iPhone event on 12-September 2017.  While these new iPhones need a proper “teardown” to determine how repairable they are, we are beginning to understand the iPhone Screen Repair issues that can be expected with Apple’s latest iPhones designs.  And iPhone Repair shops will still have even better options than the Apple Store for iPhone Screen Repair and other types of iPhone Repairs.  This is great news for Apple consumers and others looking for the best value when repairing broken screens on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 10.

What’s the difference in iPhone 8 and iPhone X (10)?

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 10 are big releases for Apple.  The iPhone 10 in particular has many new features and removed some familiar old ones.  The big question on the minds of many Apple iPhone consumers is, what’s the main difference between the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 10 (X)… and which one should I buy?  Much has already been written about this, but it’s a LOT.  In particular, the iPhone 10 has no physical home button.  Instead, users will swipe up from the bottom using the new phone and will not need it any longer for login or using the phone or apps.  As for login, the iPhone X will be user-authenticated via facial recognition scans (your eyes and whole face) and this is a

iPhone repair and iPhone 8 Screen Repair
iPhone 8 Screen Repair

really big change.  You must LOOK at the phone to open it.  Apple says this gives more security and makes life easier.  We want to see it to understand that one as this is a big change…. and we just need to wait and “see” how well it actually works and if there are any drawbacks to this method of authenticating using facial recognition technology.

Of course, there are many chips inside the phone, but the home-made A11 Chip from Apple makes this possible… adding “Bionic Technology”, the new iPhone X is a big technology risk for Apple, the world’s most profitable company.  And it has been somewhat controversial that Apple removed the TouchID (fingerprint reader), something most consumers have grown to love in their older smartphones… from the iPhone 6s all the way through the iPhone 8.  It may be a smooth or rough transition for Apple iPhone users… we just will have to see the consumer reaction.  Will we have something akin to the revolt at losing the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 (something Phil Schiller once described as “courageous”)?  We are hoping for good on this one.

Breaking the new iPhone repair barriers

Now back to the iPhone repair shops issues.  When it comes to repairs, it seems the iPhone 8 will be the simpler of the 2 for iPhone Screen Repair.  It is most similar to the iPhone 7 in design (with the big exception of the all-glass back side) which was included for wireless charging.  And iPhone wireless charging will be available on both the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone X.  Apple made necessary design changes to enable wireless-charging on the iPhone 8, using the industry standard of this technology called Qi.  In fact, the Apple website is already selling a Belkin wireless charging pad for just $59.95.

When you want to fix a broken screen on an iPhone 8, the same front assembly of the screen and LCD will need to be carefully removed and replaced.  It is expected that Chinese vendors will supply the world’s repair shops with these screens as they have in the past.  Apple somewhat relies on these 3rd party repair companies to fix broken screens on their iPhones… as they simply cannot fix all the iPhone cracked screens worldwide.  Two screws at the bottom of the iP

hone 8 frame will need to be removed and replaced first, then the screen-assembly will be removed and carefully replaced.  Done right, this will fix the cracked screen properly and will even restore the water resistance that is part of the newest design.

For the iPhone 10, repairability is still a wait-and-see situation.  We need to know if the iPhone 10 design allows for 3rd parties to fix the screens.  And we hope you don’t need too many iPhone repair trips to RepairZoom or similar repair stores, with the supposedly stronger glass on these newest models.  If the past is any indication, it is likely they will be repairable, although expect them to be expensive (more than iPhone 8).

iPhone Screen Repair options for 2017

iPhone Screen Repair options for 2017

So your iPhone screen repair needs in 2017 just keep getting better and better.  Your beautiful iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus has a cracked screen and needs some quick and high quality repair.  Look no further than the Apple Store, or a local independent iPhone Screen Repair company to fix that up for you with excellent quality and dependability.

iPhone Screen Repair
iPhone Screen Repair – RepairZoom Irvine

So why do iPhones when they first come out cost so much to repair?  That’s because it takes a while for the supply of replacement parts on the open market to grow enough to meet the demand.  It’s a simple economics principle of supply and demand, that even applies to the Apple iPhone Screen repair community.  So, consumers are well advised to protect their iPhone screens very carefully for a very long time to avoid the need for any repairs.

Is Apple the only option for screen repair?

Actually, no.  The Apple Store is an excellent choice, but it’s not your only choice for screen repair.  In fact there is a growing “right to repair” movement that is fighting for consumer to have choices when it comes to repairing the devices they own.  Just like with most industries, a healthy amount of competition is good for everyone.  I mean, you are not FORCED to go back to the dealership to fix your car, so why do you have to go to Apple to fix your iPhone?  And, the truth it, you don’t.

Great iPhone Screen Repair companies are all over the world now.  Locally in Orange County California RepairZoom is the most popular and well established choice.  In London, iCorrect is popular as well.  And we are certain there are similar options in your town.  Or go to a local Apple Store.  Do your homework in iPhone repairs first, and you will likely find the best option that suits your particular repair needs.

iOS 10 – iPhone Repair

The iOS 10 release is expected in September 2016, yet many users are already using the Beta version on their Apple iPhones and other devices.  Apple has issued 4 versions in Beta already, and 3 of these are public meaning anyone can download the newest iOS to their iPhones.  But how will the new iOS affect the iPhone Repair industry… will any changes be required?

The latest iOS 10 will enable a lot of exciting new features on your iPhones.  There will be cool and fast new folder animations, a new Control Center splash page, redesigned emoji characters and a lot more cool stuff.

iOS 10 iPhone Repair
iOS 10 iPhone Repair

But how cool will iOS 10 be?  Will it live up the Apple’s hype for your iPhone and iPad?  And “10” is big milestone number too putting even more pressure on the developers from Apple.

As typical, the first details of iOS 10 came at the WWDC 2016 event in San Francisco.  This is the same event where they introduced the details of  watchOS 3 and mac OS Sierra.  That’s a lot of new software… all designed to seamlessly work together to integrate your mobile iOS devices and your Apple and Mac Computers.  And in true apple style, the apps will me powerful yet easy to navigate.  Simple and clean.

As you’ll read in our iOS 10 first look, it’s filled with major changes for your daily phone and tablet routine, but don’t worry, all of the new features are for the best – and absolutely free to download.  And if you do need an iPhone repair in the future, the iOS 10 will not get in the way.  There are no special new lock-outs or other features that will hinder your ability to repair a broken iPhone screen at Apple or at a leading third party repair company like RepairZoom or others.

Many power users are already fully engaged with iOS 10 and have been using it for many months.  It is touted by Apple as Big, Bold, and Beautiful!  There will be lots of changes to Messages in particular.  You will be able to hand write directly on the screen.  This is similar to an iWatch feature and it’s very cool and personalized.  Also introduced in Messages will be a cool feature called “invisible ink” – which lets you have images be destroyed after you send them.  Hmmm… could this have been SnapChat inspired?

Maps will also be much more fully integrated into your iPhone.  You will see navigation and places inserted all over the place and seamlessly so.  iTunes on your iPhone will be upgraded.  And you will see the introduction of an entirely new App form Apple, called Home.  This is the start of integrating home automation with your iPhone.  Super cool?  Honey, can you start the dishwasher from my iPhone?

But rest assured.  iPhone repair needs will still be needed with your new iPhone 7 and iOS 10.  The iPhones will still break easily with so much glossy glass on the surface.  But you will be very happy to know that the prices of the repairs will still be relatively inexpensive and easy.