July 12, 2021
Come see us at AWPE 2021!
Maya Parts will be attending the All Wireless and Prepaid Expo 2021! This event will be taking place from August 17-18, 2021 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. This will be our first big event in over a year and we are excited to see you all in person! We will have samples on hand, as well as information and giveaways, so if you’re in the area, stop by and say hi!
AWPE is the perfect industry event for small mobile shops, including those that offer repair services! It hosts networking events, informational conferences and workshops, and a wide variety of industry vendors! This will be our second time at this event and we are looking forward to introducing our services to repair professionals like you! Take a look at the event website for more information about the specific resources and vendors that will be in attendance.
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March 03, 2021
If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve likely heard of the global chip shortage that is affecting the automotive, PC, and video game industries. Unfortunately, the widespread use of microchips means that this shortage is inevitably spreading to other industries, and now that includes cell phone repair. Currently, we’re seeing higher costs for aftermarket screens, particularly those for iPhone 7 through iPhone XR. We are hoping that these increases will remain restricted to those models, however, it’s possible that more will be included if the supply issues are not resolved.
What is causing this shortage?
February 23, 2021
Severe weather is delaying shipments- but don't worry, we've got your back!
As you’re certainly aware, severe weather is making things difficult for people all across the country, and that includes our shipping carriers. Because of this, some shipments are arriving later than planned, depending on weather conditions or transport ability. If you’re located in any of the affected areas, or are far from the west coast, please select a higher shipping tier in order to reduce the chances of a late order.
That being said, we cannot guarantee that orders will arrive when expected, even at higher shipping tiers. Carriers are doing everything they can to reduce the chances of delays, and to help, we will refund shipping costs for any next-day-air orders that are delayed from their scheduled arrival. Terms and conditions apply and these refunds will only be available until mid-March, depending on weather. Maximum shipping refund is $100 per order.
December 23, 2020
Have You Experienced Touch Issues on the iPhone 11?
Apple recently launched a repair program for certain models of the iPhone 11 that are experiencing touch screen problems. According to their announcement, a small percentage of phones are experiencing a loss of touch response due to a flaw in the display module of specific iPhone 11 models. This issue specifically affects devices manufactured between November 2019 and May 2020, and customers can check to see if their particular phone is affected by visiting the repair program’s web page. If their phone is affected, they can apply to get it repaired free of charge.
December 22, 2020
Apple is temporarily closing stores due to COVID-19
It’s no surprise, given the state of the pandemic, but Apple has closed nearly 100 stores across the US and in other regions worldwide. According to the Verge, this includes all stores here in California, as well all stores in Tennessee, Utah, and Minnesota. There are closures in other states as well, but it mostly depends on the area, as some are still operating.
It’s probably the right move, considering how many people these stores attract. Plus they were never really designed with social distancing in mind, so keeping them open does present some risk. There is a bit of a silver lining for our industry though. With Apple stores under temporary closure, there is an opportunity for independent repair shops to attract new clientele and show them the value that local shops
October 28, 2020
How Durable is iPhone 12?
If you’ve been following the annual release of new iPhones, then you are surely used to hearing claims like “strongest glass ever in an iPhone.” Well this year, it’s not just marketing speak. As we mentioned in our last post, Apple has incorporated Corning’s new “Ceramic Shield” onto the front of the iPhone 12 series, allegedly making it’s screen glass 4x more resistant to damage. Furthermore, they claim their new angular design brings added strength to the device. But how do these phones actually perform in practice? We’ve turned to YouTube for the answer to this question, and rounded up the results from several channels to get a better understanding of what the phone can take.
October 16, 2020
Featured image via Apple
iPhone 12: Three Things You Should Know
You’ve probably heard by now, but the iPhone 12 was just announced last week. And as with every new iPhone, there are plenty of new features and improvements that have the potential to affect our industry (depending on what services or products you offer). However, we’ve singled out three things that we feel are particularly relevant to all repair businesses, regardless of size or specialization. Read on to learn more.
Apple has shaken up their dimensions a little this year. The newest kid on the block is the iPhone 12 Mini, which size-wise, sits right between the original SE and the new SE 2020. Unsurprisingly,
September 14, 2020
It’s official- Apple is hosting their next big announcement on September 15th, and we’re eagerly awaiting the likely reveal of the next iPhone (possibly titled the iPhone 12?). But honestly, we may not be in for much of a surprise. The iPhone 12 has been one of the most anticipated iPhones in a long time and has had many, many leaks (some dating back to the launch of the iPhone 11). So while we’ll probably have all the answers we want in a week’s time, let’s go over what we can expect to see and how it could affect our industry.
Four Models, Three Sizes
The past two generations have seen three iPhone models, but this year that goes up to four. Two base models (one with a 5.4” screen and another with a 6.1” screen) will feature dual-cameras, while the higher “pro” models (with 6.1” and 6.7” screens) will have triple-camera
September 05, 2020
As iPhone 11 repairs become more common, repair technicians are starting to notice the dreaded “Unverified Display” Notification. Discovered around this time last year, the notification appears specifically on iPhone 11 series phones following a screen repair. And while it’s been known for a year now, the fact that it only affects 11 series phones and later means that most technicians are only starting to come across the issue now. So what is this exactly, and what can be done about it?
What is it?
As mentioned before, this is a notification that pops up following a screen repair on 11 series devices (and newer) running iOS 13.1 (or higher). Once the device is booted with a new screen, the user is greeted with a pop-up notification that reads “Important Display Message: Unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine display.” The notification will also be present on the lock screen for 4 days, and highlighted in the Settings app for 15 days, after which it is permanently located
March 09, 2020
While the Coronavirus situation continues to deepen worldwide, its effects on the smartphone repair industry are starting to fade. The factories in China are gradually working their way back up to normal operation and we have been able to maintain a steady inventory of products. That being said, each supplier’s situation is different, so there will be some parts that are less available than others- particularly high-demand or difficult-to-source replacement screens. We are working closely with each of our suppliers to make sure we get new parts as fast as they can produce them.
These images were taken last week in Shenzhen's Huaqiangbei