Here at iCracked, we are huge fans of being able to support our community. We’re always looking for ways that we as a company can have a positive impact on the people and places that have supported our growth. We’ve realized that one of the areas we can really impact is education, and iCracked wants to do so one school at a time.
Schools and educational institutions continue to adopt the use of mobile devices in their classrooms and, with Apple’s recent revamp of Apple in Education, mobile devices have become an incredibly valuable tool for providing an interactive learning environment. Recent studies, like the iPad educational aid study in WIRED, show that playing educational games on iPads increases student test scores.
The caveat is that the schools incorporating iPads in the classroom will eventually encounter the unfortunate but inevitable issue of device maintenance. The potential costs of repair can add up and make the investment in technology seem daunting for educational institutions. iCracked wants to alleviate this concern by offering affordable, education rates for our repair programs.
We recently had the wonderful opportunity to repair a large batch of damaged iPads sent to us by a local high school. We fixed 70 iPads—60 of which were completed over the course of one weekend! These quickly repaired iPads were provided to an organization hosting a summer acceleration for motivated middle school students from under-resourced communities.
Through our involvement with these repairs, we were put in touch directly with this organization, Peninsula Bridge, and are looking forward to contributing to the program and others like it. The use of mobile iOS devices in the classroom has been shown to increase student participation, learning, and engagement and we are passionate about helping schools and programs supplement student learning with these devices.
Be sure to visit the Peninsula Bridge website to find out more information about how you can support their awesome organization.
Break of the Week
This damaged iPhone 4 came to iTech Ryan Winsborrow in a bag along with a number of its parts after it had been run over by cars several times. The frame was bent, and the back glass was nowhere to be found, so the customer was looking simply to salvage the data from the remnants of the phone. Surprisingly, Ryan found that the logic board was intact. However, the customer only wanted the phone’s data, so Ryan recovered it for the customer, and then kept the working parts to successfully rebuild the phone for resale. Congrats on this difficult repair, Ryan!
iCracked Offering iPad Mini Screen Repairs
Our last little update is that iCracked has begun to offer iPad Mini screen repairs. Customers can mail in their iPad minis for LCD or screen replacement, or schedule an appointment with the nearest iTech for this repair!
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