The New iPad or iPad 3?
On March 7th, 2012 Apple officially announced the newest iteration of the iPad, dubbed "The new iPad". Many thought that the newest iPad would follow the naming structure of the past two iPads and adopt the "iPad 3" name. Bewildered Apple fans came out of that announcement wondering if it was some sick joke that Apple just pulled. In fact, it wasn't. The iPad 3 is simply the new iPad. That's it. Compare it to Apple's MacBook Pro. Every year Apple comes out with a new iteration of its MacBook Pro. Apple doesn't simply stick a number behind it as a descriptor, what your getting is the latest model of the MacBook Pro. That's it. The iPad will follow in that same vain as Apple continues its yearly iteration of the iPad.
That aside, the new iPad (2012 model) will be available to the public on March 16th, 2012. What do we know about the new iPad? Well first off, it is not all that different in form factor when compared to the iPad 2. This is critical when talking about iPads with cracked glass or a busted screen. The new iPad (or iPad 3) is going to be just as susceptible to breaking as the iPad 2. I would imagine repair prices for iPads with cracked glass and cracked screens are going to be near the same price of iPad 2 cracked glass repairs due to their similarities. The same companies that offer iPad 2 screen repairs are more than likely to continue on the tradition with the new iPad. As a matter of fact, a company called iResQ has already announced that it has new iPad repair parts and are ready to launch their repair services the same day the new iPad (2012) will be released.
Let me guess, you dropped your Apple iPad and the glass cracked / shattered / broke?
Your iPad is broken. Well, don't panic. At least not yet. And don't worry, you're not alone! Dropping the iPad and cracking the screen is a pretty common accident, and it's not the end of the world. We can point you in the direction to get your iPad glass screen back like new and working properly in the quickest way possible and of course, for the lowest price. It doesn't matter if you have an original iPad or an iPad 2 - there are many options for getting the broken glass fixed on your iPad.
First things first: The Apple Store:
It's a no-brainer, right? Not so fast! Apple is famous for voiding warranties when the product is dropped, spilled on, or for any other kind of damage. Think about if you bought a new car, wrecked it, and hen took it in for warranty repairs. Do you think your car dealership would repair it at no cost? If you can get them to, then you need to buy a lottery ticket. The moral of the story:If your iPad has been dropped, cracked, dented, spilled, scratched, or anything that can be blamed on you, the consumer, then you're out of luck with Apple.
So you decided to skip over the Apple warranty scenario, or you tried valiantly and were denied service. What is Apple's repair option?
Right now, it looks like Apple will either a) tell you that you need to shell out a minimum of $499 + tax for a new iPad or b) Go with the trade-in route, where you give them the broken iPad and they give you a new one for XXX amount of dollars. Sounds ok, right?
But wait... Doesn't my damaged iPad have all my e-mail, contacts, calendars, music, not to mention my personal photos stored on it? Basically anything and everything that I would really like to keep private and within my own possession? Most people would say 'yes,' so let's move on.
What's left to consider?
When it comes to iPad repairs/servicing for cracked glass, and pretty much any Apple product that's been physically damaged (including iPods, iPhones, MacBook laptops/notebooks), the last place that people think about trying turns out to be the best experience and most cost-effective. That final option is...
There are also other online repair centers who can repair your iPad, and you might even have some local shops that can take care of it for you, but beware. iPads are very delicate and require experience and precision. Not just anyone can perform this repair without causing further damage. You already have to deal with the nightmare of a broken screen, why risk even more suffering? I suggest getting it done right the first time. Additionally, if your iPad is still under warranty and has no sign of physical damage, iResQ can handle iPad and iPad 2 warranty repairs.
If you haven't scurried off to the Internet already to get your iPad repaired by a third-party service like iResQ, that means you're interested in learning more about the iPad repair process and a further look at your options. Let's proceed to the next page, keeping this question in mind: "What the heck is a digitizer?"