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Posted on February 8, 2012
RepairLabs is exclusively able to confirm some changes in the iPad 3, thanks to industry insiders in China. Pictured above is the new iPad 3 back housing, juxtaposed with the current back of the iPad 2. You can see that there are several subtle differences, and together with our techs, we are able to tell you just what to expect when Apple announces the iPad 3. We looked at the pieces closely, and below you can find our conclusions on what the obvious differences might mean, and how close some of the speculation has been.
A. You can see here that the mounts for the logic board are very different, which means the logic board shape will be different allowing for . . . .
B. More battery. The width of where the logic board sits on the iPad 2 appears much larger than that of the iPad 3. We have long heard that the iPad 3 was going to provide longer battery life, and this back housing seems to support that.
C. The camera is different. It is hard to make a judgment just by looking at the casing, but what we can expect is a different camera on the iPad 3 than what we had on the 2.
D. LCD will be different than what we have had before. Whether or not it will be the super screen we have seen reported will have to wait. But the different mounting does mean that the LCD has been redesigned at the very least.
The LCD is probably what most of us are eagerly awaiting, especially with some of the reports of the upgraded part. However, our insiders tell us that so far the screen is not out there yet. That could mean that the finished product has not been signed off or that it is being kept top secret.
Our source also told us that the housing itself did not seem thicker on the iPad 3 than it does on the 2. There have been a lot of reports that said the iPad 3 would be a millimeter or two thicker than the 2, and according to our source, that could be false. It is a little bit hard to conclude without measuring both with screens in place, however.
Whatever the case may be, this back housing provides an interesting look into the changes we can expect when the iPad 3 is officially announced.
Larger iPad 3 image is available.
by Curtis Taylor, Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.
Posted on November 1, 2011
We know that as customers of Repair Labs at Fix-iPhones.com, you are all fans of the great products Apple makes. We agree, and that is why starting today, November 1st, we are going to be giving away an iPad 2. The contest is simple. Enter on Facebook through the Win an iPad 2 tab on our page. Tell us how you broke your iDevice - iPhone, iPod, iPad - and the best story wins! Fans of our page will vote on the best entries, so get your friends involved to help.
If your entry is selected for the voting stage, we will email you so that you know when it will go live for voting.
All entries must be received by December 9th, and the winner will be decided by December 16th.
Sharpen those pencils and get to submitting!All entries must be received by December 9, 2011 in order to qualify. Winner will be announced on December 16, 2011. Winner will be voted on through a Facebook poll. Employees of Jabber Jaw Mobile, LLC and family of employees are not eligible to enter. All entries should be kept clean. All entries must provide email of contestant. All entries must be submitted through the Facebook tab. Any entries that violate these policies will be void.
by Curtis Taylor, Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.
Posted on October 4, 2011
With the holidays finally here, you are probably wondering what to buy your techie friends who already have all the latest gadgets. Instead of guessing or buying them something they probably will want to exchange, show them you understand and appreciate them by getting them the perfect accessory to go along with their iPhone, iPod or iPad. Here is a list of our featured holiday accessories at Fix-iPhones.com that will all make perfect gifts for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list.
Chill Pill Speakers
The Chill Pill Speakers are a great set of highly portable powered speakers for any device with a standard headphone port. The two speakers connect and separate from each other and have USB cables and headphone jack plugs built in to easily connect to your device.
The great thing about them is they can get loud and still sound great. Simply twist the tops of the speakers to open them up to hear a bigger bass response. If you are looking for a set of powered speakers to take around with you or to use for your computer at home, you will not find a better pair for the money.
CaseMate ID for iPhone 4
The CaseMate ID for iPhone 4 has one of the most convenient features of any iPhone case. It allows you to carry two ID cards in a back slot attached the case. Perfect for a night on the town, you can carry only your ID and debit or credit card with you when you are traveling light.
It also comes in a variety of colors and has a screen protector included to keep nicks and scratches off or your iPhone. Even with the card pouch, all of the iPhone buttons and controls are easily accessible.
Griffin AirCurve Acoustic Amplifier
Are you looking for an elegant, power-saving dock for your iPhone that fills the room with your music? The Griffin AirCurve is just that and more. It houses a coiled waveguide that collects the sound from only your iPhone built-in speaker and amplifies it by its patented design throughout the room without using power or batteries.
While the AirCurve does not charge your iPhone by itself, inserting a dock cable (sold separately) into its pass-through slot will allow you to charge while utilizing its power-free, larger than life sound. Its translucent polycarbonate frame looks great and lets you see inside where the magic happens. Use it as an alarm clock, mini-stereo or any other iPhone-inspired feature you decide.
Scoshe reVOLT Rechargeable Battery Pack
Tired of running out of battery life while using your iPhone or iPod away from your plug-in charger? The Scosche reVOLT is here to reenergize you and your device. Connecting it gives you a possible extra 30 hours of music playback and 6 hours of video playback.
Perfect for those of us who like to use battery-draining apps, play games and music or watch a lot of videos, the reVOLT is capable of completely recharging a dead iPod battery and fits securely to your device port connector.
Otterbox Defender for iPhone 3G and 3GS
The Otterbox Defender is one of the best protective cases you can buy for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. With its three layers of protection, you can be assured your device will stay free of nicks, scratches and breakages.
Along with its hard polycarbonate shell, it has a silicone skin and clear membrane to keep your iPhone fully protected while providing easy access to your iPhone port, buttons and controls.
Included with the case is a hard plastic swivel belt clip holster that doubles as a kickstand for viewing video and video chat on a tabletop. It comes in a variety of colors and is perfect for those of use who are constantly dropping our iPhones.
iFrogz Earpollution Plugz Headphones with Microphone
Want to tune out the noise around you so you can hear all the delicate nuances of your audio even in noisy situations? The iFrogz Earpollution Plugz with Microphone lets you hear deep, undistorted bass, clear, thick highs and immaculate vocals while canceling outside distractions.
The microphone capsule also lets you talk and control your iPhone remotely as well. When you are listening to your music and you get a call, simply click over and start talking. With pristine sound, great looks and functional controls, these ear buds give you nothing less than a stellar listening experience.
Marware C.E.O. Premier Plus Leather Holster
Are you looking for an attractive leather holster case for you iPhone 4, but also want it to be protected while it is out of its holster? The Marware C.E.O. Premiere Plus is really two cases in one. Along with its skinny leather holster, which attaches to your belt, it has a thin MicroShell case for when you remove it from the holster. The polycarbonate MicroShell protects the sides and back of the phone from nicks and scratches while your iPhone is out of the holster and allows easy access to all your iPhone controls and buttons.
The holster has a Velcro closure to prevent it from interfering with your antenna and GPS functions as will other magnetic holster cases. It also has a cutout on the side for easy iPhone removal when you get a call. The case is also slim, even with the belt clip attached, fitting easily into a pocket, purse or briefcase.
Full Guard Screen Protector for iPhone 4
Is your iPhone 4 screen bare and unprotected from nicks, scratches, chips and even breakage? It is time to remedy that situation with the Full Guard Screen Protector. Keep your iPhone looking new and free yourself from the stress caused by not knowing if that one fatal drop or collision will result in damage.
Contour Design iSee for iPad
The Contour Design iSee for the iPad is a highly protective, lightweight polycarbonate chassis featuring texturized rubber finish for added grip. It creates a narrow sheath around your iPad that does not add bulk and allows easy access to your dock, buttons and controls.
The iSee also comes with a polycarbonate collapsible stand for watching video, surfing the Web or typing emails at just the right angle. You can place your iPad vertically or horizontally for the best viewing options.
Switcheasy RibCage for iPad
Looking for ultra-tough protection for your iPad? The Switcheasy RibCage has a reinforced faux leather guard lined with ridges, or ribs, that protect your iPad screen against dings and drops. The backing is a highly durable, easy fit Elasto-PU that holds your iPad firmly in place.
The RibCage also comes with two fold out stands (1 black, 1 white) to prop up your iPad whenever you want your hands free. The stands are great for viewing your screen in landscape or portrait mode so you can watch video, surf the Web or write emails with ease.
iLuv Neoprene Sleeve for iPad
Looking for a snug, water-resistant sleeve for your iPad? The iLuv Neoprene iPad Sleeve is a padded, water-resistant cover that shields your device from minor bumps and scratches while keeping it dry on a rainy day. To protect your iPad from accidentally slipping out, the sleeve includes a small neoprene strap inside the zipper for added protection.
A great feature of this sleeve is the use of exterior pockets for carrying accessories or whatever you want to bring along. The pockets are also made of the same stretchy neoprene and keep your belongings snugly inside.
Incipio Anti Glare Screen Protector for iPad
The Incipio AntiGlare iPad Screen Protector 2-Pack protects the most important part of your iPad, the screen. The screens fit perfectly over the iPad screen, reduce glare and repel dust from your device.
The pack comes with a cleaning cloth and an application card to help apply the adhesive screen protectors to your screen. The screen protectors come with perfectly fit holes to allow easy access to your iPad buttons and controls.
There you have it! These are the 12 must-have accessories for the 2010 holiday season. We hope you have found something here that will make the perfect gift for the loved ones on your list. Thanks for reading!
Posted on November 22, 2010
Your iPhone and/or iPad probably have a very important role in your life. You take it with you wherever you go and rely on it for staying in touch, staying productive and staying current on things that matter to you. But then the day comes when you make that fatal mistake - your iPhone and/or iPad gets exposed to liquid and stops working.
Now you start to panic. Your dear little Apple gadget that was a source of happiness and pride just moments ago is now a waterlogged brick of nothing. Immediately you consult your Apple warranty for help. Unfortunately, this will get you nowhere.
Your iPhone or iPad comes equipped with liquid sensors inside that will tell any technician whether or not the device has come in contact with liquid. If this is the case, you are out of luck with Apple. They will not cover water-damaged devices with their warranty. But you don't want to spend another few hundred bucks on a replacement. What do you do next?
Naturally you do what the rest of the tech-savvy world does at this point – consult the Internet!
There are many articles and videos on the Web that attempt to give you helpful advice on curing your water damage problem. Some will tell you to immerse it in a bag of rice to dry it out for a couple days. Or you could put it into a plastic bag with silica packets and see if that does the trick. Some will say you can put it into a hearing aid dryer for a few hours.
So now you’ve done as the Internet has advised to try and dry out your device, but it is still giving you problems. You turn it on and it works for a while, but when the battery life gets to a certain point it gives you problems again. Now what? You still don’t want to spend the hundreds of dollars on a replacement. Meanwhile you are losing time.
The conclusion that everyone in this situation comes to is eventually the same – get a new device or have it repaired by professionals. That’s where Repair Labs comes in.
Repair Labs has fixed water-damaged iPhones and iPads for our customers nationwide. People who thought that they would never get another second of use out of their devices have trusted us with their water damage repair and we have delivered. If you have what seems like a hopeless water damaged iPhone or iPad, check out our repair services here.
by Curtis Taylor, Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.
Posted on September 30, 2010
As iPhones continue to increase in popularity, the wide range of choices for outfitting them with a protective case continues to grow and expand as well. But with so many options, styles and features available these days, how do you know if you're getting the right iPhone case to meet your individual needs? At Repair Labs we have compiled this list of 12 unique and useful case options with thoughtful insights for you to consider before you make a purchase.
Incipio 1337 Silicone Gaming Case
The Incipio 1337 iPhone case is the best option for the iPhone gamers out there. It is ergonomically designed for optimal gaming
control and functionality. The grip pads on the sides help keep your thumbs free for action and your hands from cramping.
In addition to it's enhanced gaming design, the camera opening on the case blocks glare from your iPhone's lens. This will help you take sharper photos and avoid washed out images.
Naztech Energy Holster
The Naztech Energy Holster iPhone case is perfect for those of us using battery-draining apps all day long. This case's rechargeable battery pack charges your iPhone on the go. Now you can play all the music, games, video and movies you want and never run out of battery life.
It comes equipped with a spring clip in the back, a ratcheting belt clip and a USB charging input for the 2400mA polymer battery. There is an LED battery indicator, so you will know at all times how much juice you have left. The case is lightweight with a soft rubber grip. Say goodbye to constantly conserving your battery life forever.
Belkin Cinema Case
The Belkin Cinema iPhone Case is both stylish and practical. While protecting your phone with its impact-resistant shell, its best feature is the kickstand on the back that lets you set your iPhone on any flat surface and view your photos, videos and more.
This flexible plastic case looks sleek and comes in multiple colors while protecting your phone completely. It includes a screen protection kit and the polycarbonate design covers the back and 4 corners of your phone without inhibiting functionality.
DLO Vent Mount
The DLO Vent Mount iPhone case is ideal for travel and for busy people who use their phone in a number of settings. Firstly, it allows you to attach your phone to your vehicle's air vent while you drive for easy accessibility. You can position your phone vertically or horizontally 360 degrees to view your GPS display, incoming calls or traffic information at a glance.
Once you arrive at your destination, it then converts into a belt clip while you're walking and lastly it becomes a desktop stand once you sit down again. This case is ideal because it allows you to display you're iPhone wherever the day takes you.
Marware Sidewinder Deluxe
One look at the Marware Sidewinder Deluxe iPhone case and you know why it's one of the most popular cases around. It features a sleek, slim holster for carrying ease at your side, a removable belt clip, a retractable sidearm where you can wind your headphone cord and a flexi-shell case that provides exterior protection and smooth access to all your phone's functions.
The shell snaps securely in and out of the holster, which allows you to combine the benefits of two cases in one. The sidearm slides back and forth from behind the case to allow you to keep your headphones attached and plugged into your phone while you carry it, making it the most complete carry-all solution.
Otterbox Water Resistant Case
The Otterbox Water-Resistant iPhone Case was designed to fit all kinds of PDAs and smartphones. While it is airtight crush-proof and water-resistant, the manufacturer notes that is not submersible and shouldn't be taken underwater. But if you live in an area where heavy rains can damage your phone, this case will have you covered.
It also requires that you use a Bluetooth headset to access the iPhone's features. It comes with a velcro hand strap and an exterior stylus holder. This case won't be for everyone. But for those who need its unique protection, it's the best defense against the elements.
Griffin Elan Passport Metal
The Griffin Elan Passport Metal iPhone case gives your phone a more sophisticated style than other skins and cases. Made of genuine leather, it flips open for easy access to all of your phone's features.
The lining is made of microsuede and protects your display from scratches, cracks and smudges. Its polished chrome accents complete its look while not over-complicating it. Simple and elegant, this case definitely has a more “grown-up” style.
If you like to walk, run or bike, the Scosche soundKASE for iPhone is for you. It features an adjustable armband that fits all sizes of arm and fits snugly while you move.
Another great feature is that it has a slot on the side to put your keys while you exercise, so you can finally stop having them rattle inside your pockets or dangle from your shoelaces. By far the best sport case for iPhone, it also features reflective accents so you can be seen at night. It seems like they thought of everything.
The CaseMate Stealth is not so much case for your iPhone as it is a casing. If you take public transportation or have encountered other situations where people are staring over your shoulder at your screen, you know how frustrating it can be. This case will eliminate your screen spies' view once and for all.
The backing is a matte black adhesive while the front is a darkened screen protector which provides only a 45-degree viewing angle. Now only you will be able to see your screen while it's in front of you. It only takes about a minute to apply, and you're ready to go. It also works great in combination with another, more-traditional protective case.
iLuv Fusion Hybrid Case with Stand
The iLuv Fusion Hybrid Case with Stand is only for the iPhone 4, but it provides some cool features and extra layers of protection that make it worth consideration. The first feature to notice is the kickstand on the back. If you like to play movies or video, this is a must-have feature. It let you lay your phone horizontally on any flat surface and view the screen at a perfect angle.
The second reason this case is a cut above is because of it's sturdy construction and layering. The shell is a dual layer of silicone and polycarbonate while the screen is covered by a protective film to keep the screen from being damaged. It also comes in a variety of colors, so for iPhone 4 owners this case packs value for the money.
Contour Design Flick
The Contour Design Flick iPhone case is uncomplicated to use, has a sleek style and provides powerful protection. The shell consists of two lightweight polycarbonate pieces joined near the bottom by a rubberized hinge. Simply open the hinge, slide the phone into place and “flick” the hinge closed to lock it shut.
When you need to charge your phone, clean it or upload songs, flick it open and slide the phone back out. See? Nothing to it. If you want a removable case that's easy to use, has a simple design and looks good, this is the one you want.
Incipio Orion Sleeve
The Incipio Orion Sleeve is another slender case for your iPhone that provides security, style and simplicity. Much like standard Blackberry cases, the Orion sleeve encases your phone completely while it's EasyReach system and rigid insert provide easy accessibility.
This design has won a lot of fans because it protects your phone from virtually anything. It comes in a variety of colors and materials, so you have many options for getting the perfect sleeve for your style and budget.
So there you have it. These 12 case options we've covered feature a wide range of choices and styles, so we hope you were able find one that meets your needs. Each case mentioned on the list is available for purchase on our Website and we at Repair Labs hope this list has served to help you in your search for the perfect iPhone case. Also remember that if you ever need repairs on your iPhone or iPad for any reason, our certified technicians will fix the damage and have your iPhone or iPad
back to you immediately like new the same or next day. Thanks again for reading!
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by Curtis Taylor, Tech Expert, Freelance Writer.