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What Are the Most Common Reasons for an iPhone Screen to Break?

What Are the Most Common Reasons for an iPhone Screen to Break?

We all know that feeling that we get when we hear that gut-wrenching cracking noise coming from the direction of an iPhone. Oh, no! You’ve cracked the screen. We all know someone that has broken their iPhone screen – or maybe you’re the one who has done it. Sometimes this can be prevented, but other times, it just sort of happens.

Why does this happen? What are some of the most common reasons that people end up breaking their iPhone screens? Here’s a look at 4 of the main reasons that this could happen to your iPhone.

  • Dropping the iPhone. This is probably the most common story that you are going to hear when it comes to people breaking their screens. Even if you’re just dropping the phone on a soft surface, you may find that there are little cracks that happen throughout the screen. It’s that much worse when you drop it on a harder surface, mainly because the screen can completely shatter when you do that. Either of these outcomes will likely result in a complete screen replacement.
  • Putting Pressure on the iPhone. Do you put your phone in your back pocket? Have you ever accidentally stepped on your iPhone? While dropping the phone is definitely the most common way to break it, this comes in at a pretty close second. We can get really clumsy or forgetful with our phones, so you want to make sure that you always know where it is before you sit or move anywhere.
  • Time and Use. Sometimes, the standard wear and tear of using the device can take its toll on it as time goes on. If you start to notice that your screen is wearing down or cracking in certain spots, you may want to get it checked out. It’s never a bad thing to get a screen replacement, so consider getting that done before it completely falls apart on you.
  • No reason at all! Sometimes, the screen is faulty or just the right conditions make it so that the screen cracks for what seems to be no reason at all. And even if that’s the case, we can bring it in and fix it for you so that you can start using it again.

If your iPhone screen has broken for any of the above reasons, or you have another issue that you’re trying to take care of with your mobile device, please make sure that you come to so that we can start working on your device and help you to get all of the resources that you need to get your phone working as it should once again.

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Is the 5s Worth the Money in 2017?

Is the 5s Worth the Money in 2017?

Now that the iPhone 6 and 6s are out, you are likely trying to figure out what you want to do and how much that you want to spend on your next upgrade. Should you just go ahead and upgrade to the newest iPhones when you’re due for an upgrade like the ones we offer at Or should you save a little money and look for an iPhone 5s? The answer is this – it depends. Here are some of the things that you need to consider when looking at this.

What do you do with your phone? This is, likely, the most important question that you need to consider when you start looking at these phones. If you are someone that “runs your phone into the ground” so to speak, then you want to make sure that you’re going to have a machine that can take it. The newest phone (in this case, the iPhone 6 or 6s) is going to be a good option if you love music, play a lot of games, or take a lot of pictures. You can get by with the 5s, but if you want state of the art, then upgrade to one of the iPhone 6 options.

Is the operating system going to continue to be updated? A lot of people worry that you won’t be able to get what you want or need if you’re using an older phone. The good news is, Apple has actually been really good about making sure that older phones still get the operating system upgrades. That means that your phone will still be able to get technical support and that you will be able to keep up with all of the downloads and other things that you may be trying to use on your device.

How much do you actually want to spend on your new device? This is the kicker when it comes to picking out any phone. Since the 5s is last generation, you will find that the price is going to be much less than what you would have to pay for the 6, and you’ll go up about $100 more to get the 6s. If money is a little bit of a problem for you or you have a tight budget for your upgrade, then you may want to go ahead and consider the 5s so that you don’t end up stretching your budget out too far.

As you can see, it all depends on you and what you need out of your device. Taking that extra time to learn about and ensure that you’re going to be happy with the purchase that you make. your options and to see what you want out of your iPhone can be a big deal. Compare phones that are out there and see if you can play around with the phones that your friends have as well. It can help you to make a better decision when it comes to investing in a new device.

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Looking at the Major Differences Between the iPhone 6 and 6s

Looking at the Major Differences Between the iPhone 6 and 6s

When you are exploring the world of iPhones, you will discover that there is a lot of conversation about the types that are out there. How can you be certain that you are getting what you want out of it? Every time a new iPhone comes out, it seems that they always add new options and other things that you need to try and figure out. In this article, the staff at wants to help you see the major differences between the iPhone 6 and its upgraded version, known as the iPhone 6s.

The materials that each is made from.  While it may not seem like it’s a big difference on the outside, the two phones are made from different thicknesses of aluminum. This won’t really become obvious until you start using the 6 for awhile – if you aren’t careful with it, it could warp due to the malleability of the aluminum. Just be careful with it and the 6 will last just as long as the 6s.

Processor speed. One of the biggest reasons that a lot of people have chosen the 6s over the 6 is the processor speed. While it may not seem like it’s that much of a difference for you to think about, you will find that this can really affect what happens with games, music, and lifespan. If you use your iPhone as an entertainment device instead of just a communication device, then the 6s may be the better option for you in the long run.

The camera and other peripherals. Are you someone that really likes taking pictures? Do you enjoy showing off your amateur videos to friends and family? Do you use Instagram as a major form of social media so that you can keep up with everyone you love? If you answered yes to this, then the 6s’s camera is likely the one that you’re going to want to invest in. Its quality is equal to some of the digital cameras that are out there nowadays.

The price. Obviously, you’re going to pay more if you want to have the advantage of everything that the 6s offers. You usually pay around $100 more for the 6s, even if you go to a service provider that is going to be able to give you a deal with your contract.

As you can see, there are quite a few differences for you to think about when you start to look at what the iPhone 6 and 6s have to offer. That being said, many of the upgrades are about the technology. If you are using your phone for calls and texts primarily, with slight web browsing, then the 6 should work just fine for you. But, if you are looking for a great camera and other similar options, you may want to spend the extra bit of money in order to get the 6s instead.


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How To Create Round Folder Icons Without Jailbreaking iOS

jailbreak iPhone 5Apple products, like the iPhone 5, aren’t necessarily the easiest devices in the world to personalize, which is unfortunate, considering many of us use our phones as a wallet, camera, media library, and personal assistant, all in one.

This lack of customization is part of what has made jailbreaking such a hot topic among Apple lovers. This runs the risk of nullifying your Apple warranty, however, as the monolithic mobile manufacturer loves to keep their technology under tight wraps.

For Apple users running iOS 9.3 and above, here’s a nifty little trick to round the corners of your folder icons, without having to jailbreak your device and running the risk of defaulting on your warranty.

How To Change Your Folder Icons (without jailbreaking your phone)

  1. Find An Image For Your Wallpaper: The first step is finding an image that you like. Try googling “round folders iOS’ on Google Image search, look around, and save any that catch your eye to your device.
  2. Launch A Photo App: Next, open up your favorite Photo app, either the one that came with your phone, or one you’ve downloaded personally, and open the round folder image you’ve selected in your photo stream.
  3. Use As Wallpaper: Tap the “share” icon to bring up the list of share options. Select “Use As Wallpaper”
  4. Make Sure To Choose “Still”: You will be prompted with an option to choose “Still” or “Perspective”. Select “Still”. On the next screen, choose the “Set Home Screen” option.

That’s all it takes!

When you go back to your Home screen, any folder icons will have the rounded folder icons, but will be otherwise unchanged.

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Coach To Unveil Designer Apple Watch Bands

Coach Apple Watch BandsApple may have been having a rough quarter, these past few years, with a decline in iPhone sales for the first time in their 12-year history, along with the rest of their digital products and services.

The mobile monolith have proven that they’re not licked yet, as they continue to sound optimistic and roll out new designs and products.

Lovers of both the Apple Watch and high fashion have something to look forward to later this year, when Coach wll unveil a new series of designer watch bands for the Apple Watch.

Coach To Unveil New Apple Watch Designer Bands

According to fashion/tech blogger David Boglin de Bautista, via his Haute Ecriture blog, Coach could launch as many as eight different bands, ranging in colors from black to red to white or brown, based on photographs shown to the blogger from a spokesperson from Coach. It’s rumored that there could be patterned watch bands available, as well, and maybe even charm bands.

The Apple Watch designer bands are designed to match Coach’s classic high fashion handbags, from their Spring/Summer 2016 collection, including the stylish Tea Rose Applique purse.

It is still uncertain if Coach is acting independently, or working in conjunction with Apple. Previously, Apple has worked with other stylists and designers, including the Hermes brand, who designed an Apple Watch with a distinctive watchband and face.

Coach is just the most recent inductee of high fashion designers to release high class Apple Watches, with or without Apple’s cooperation, like Rebecca Minkoff or Colette, in cunjunction with companies like Casetify or Case-Mate.

Either way, it’s good news for fashionable tech lovers, who don’t want to sacrifice style for the latest in wearable technology.

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