Monthly Archives: August 2019
August 29, 2019
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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 offered online and test fees are waived for approved IRP businesses).
It goes without saying that this is BIG news- but whether or not it is good news remains to be seen. Personally,
August 22, 2019
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.
August 08, 2019
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 is due
August 01, 2019
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: