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  1. iPhone 11 and Repair

    iPhone 11 Line Up

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    iPhone 11 and Repair

    Apple just unveiled their “new” (extensively leaked) iPhone series. For the most part, it seems like these models introduce minor upgrades to the previous two generations, most notably, the new triple-camera arrangement on the back of the two “Pro” models. All other phone-related announcements seem to have more to do with software, which is mostly good news for those of us in the repair industry (though we will have to wait for the actual relea

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  2. Which Screen Quality is Right for You?

    Which Screen Quality is Right For You?

    When it comes to aftermarket screens, there is a lot of variety. There are different manufacturers, manufacturing processes, display types, assembly techniques, and extra options and features. It can get a bit overwhelming when browsing the large part catalogs of vendors like ourselves. Additionally, the hardware landscape continually changes and evolves over time, which only adds to the confusion.

    For this reason, Maya Parts categorizes its screens into several “Qualities,” each sharing a common set of features and traits. The charts below list out those features under the appropriate quality:

     

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  3. Apple to Make Parts Available for Repair Shops

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    Apple announced today that it will be launching an Independent Repair Provider (IRP) Program in order to offer customers “additional options for the most common out-of-warranty iPhone repairs.” Essentially, this will make genuine Apple parts, tools and resources available for purchase by qualified independent repair shops (following successful application to their free program). The only listed requirements are that the shop be a legitimate repair business in a commercially-zoned area, and that technicians be Apple-certified (certifications are of

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  4. Maya Parts at the 2019 All Wireless and Prepaid Expo

    Among the new outreach efforts by Maya, is an increased presence at trade shows and other industry events. One such event was the All Wireless & Prepaid Expo (AWPE) in Las Vegas, which took place on August 20 and 21. It was our first time attending this particular show, but we found it to be incredibly valuable for both vendors and attendees.

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  5. Apple Begins Targeting Unauthorized Replacement Batteries

    As most of you are aware, Apple does not look kindly on the independent repair industry. It has a fairly long history of being unfriendly to unauthorized repair- from the notorious Error 53, to the throttling issues on iPhone 6, all the way back to the very first iPhone with its choice of using a non-replaceable battery (a somewhat unusual feature for that time). Well, it looks like Apple is at it again. This time with an iOS 12 feature that disables XS, XR, and XS Max battery health data for any batteries that were not installed by Apple, or an Apple-authorized service provider.

    So what does this mean for repairs?

    As iFixit reports, this affects both original and aftermarket batteries, and Justin, from The Art of Repair YouTube channel, claims that this i

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  6. How to Apply our UV Tempered Glass to an Apple Watch

    One of our newer products is the Full Curved Watch Glass for Apple Watch Series 1-4. This tempered glass is superior in many ways to conventional tempered glass products. It uses liquid glue and a UV curing process to bond the glass to the display. What results is a bubble-free, nearly invisible screen protector that closely fits the shape of the display. The trade-off however, is an installation process that is a bit more involved than what most people are used to. So in order to make installation easier, we’ve prepared a short tutorial video to walk you through the application process.

    See our individual product pages for additional information. We carry four sizes:

    38mm for Series 1/2/3

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  7. Track Recycle and RMA Submissions with the “My Report” Feature!

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    Track Recycle and RMA Submissions with the “My Report” Feature!

    Whether you are sending us items to recycle, or sending an occasional RMA return, you need a simple way to keep track of your submissions once they are out of your hands. That’s where our “My Reports” feature comes in! Located under the “My Account” drop-down menu, this feature displays all of your submissions and their respective statuses.

    The reporting function is intuitive and easy to use. For a quick walk-through of the feature, see our video tour below.

     

     

    There are two sections on the reports page: Testing Reports and RMA Reports

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  8. Order Parts FAST with Our New Quick Order Feature!

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    Order Parts FAST with Our New Quick Order Feature!

    There’s a lot to keep track of in the phone repair business. Every device is made of a myriad of different pieces and components, each further complicated by model and brand variables. As a major supplier of parts, we know this first-hand. Maya carries well over a thousand items in our catalog, and it is growing all the time. Understandably, this can make resupplying your business a bit of a headache. We get it.

    Because of this, we’ve implemented a new Quick Order feature to make your shopping experience easier and more convenient. This new feature will allow you to simply and quickly add our most popular items to your cart. That way you spend less time online, and more time doing what you do best- running your business!

    To get started, take a look at

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  9. The Future is X-Cell

    Buffeted by higher prices and a lack of new buyers, the global smartphone market will contract in 2019. BUT DON’T DESPAIR YET! It’s time to focus more on quality.

    Many factors are contributing to theslowdown,starting with general marketsaturation of mobile computing devices.A slowing global economy, with rising trade tariffsalso hit demand. And a final key factormay be the rising price of phones,like Apple’s $1,000 iPhone XS or $1,500 iPhone XS Max,that are prompting owners to wait longer between upgrades. 

    iPhone X

    Many markets have already hit a saturation point for new smartphone demand and are dependent on replacement demand. Buying a more expensive device results in extending the length of replacemen

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  10. Go Seamless with X-Cell

    Go Seamless with X-Cell

     

    The touchscreen we all know, love, and cherish is not just a piece of glass protected by a layer of film or a case. No, touch technology, at least one version of it, is the LCD display we’re looking at, and on top of that is the digitizer that’s responding to zoom-ins, zoom-outs, swipes left and right, and taps.

     

    The problem with this, in the ever-likely event of a drop-and-crack, is two components of the phone have to be repaired. X-Cell aims to fix that and offer kiosk operators something new to their customers.

     

    So, How Does X-Cell Work?

     

    X-Cell combines the LCD panel and the digitizer into a single piece. Ordinarily, the two pieces are fused together and connected with a digitizer flex cable. They are NOT OEM

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