There are few companies that have had the impact Apple has in the last decade. Apple computers were popular several decades ago, but then the company fell off the public’s mainstream radar for many years. Then, with the invention of the iPod, the iPhone, the MacBook, and finally the iPad, they surged back onto the marketplace with a fierce vengeance. In fact, of all American companies in the year 2013, Apple was by far the most profitable. The next time you’re at the grocery store, catching a bus, or attending a major sporting event, try counting all of the people you see with an iPhone. Odds are you’ll get to several hundred before you lose interest and come to the conclusion that Apple has taken over the world.
Although the iPhone is their most popular device, the iPad has become incredibly popular as well. Smaller than a computer, able to fit into a person’s hand and complete with a touch screen, the iPad has become incredibly popular among all generations. The one downside of such a popular device as the iPad is that people take them with them everywhere. They’ll throw them in their backpack to take to school, cram them into a carry-on, and play with them at the pool. With all of this use and wear-and-tear, some of them are bound to break, especially since the screen is made of glass. One drop onto a hard surface without a proper case on and the iPad screen will crack.
Fortunately, many companies have realized this and have set up iPad repair shops. At these shops, specialists are able to replace broken screens, replace batteries that have gone defunct, or handle various software issues. From time to time the device will be damaged beyond repair and will have to be replaced, but such situations are much less common.
There are two main options people can choose when they decide it’s time to repair their iPad. The first is that they can take it to a physical store location. At this location the device can be repaired while the person waits. The downside of this choice is that it can take precious hours out of the day, unless the shop is located i