There are a lot of people out there that love the iPad and really want to own one, including myself, but the biggest barrier to entry is the price. Starting at $499, it’s easy to understand why iPads aren’t as ubiquitous as the iPhone. I would love to own one, and as a musician that likes to record, I fully understated how easy and awesome it would be to use Garageband on an iPad to record some music. But alas! I don’t have $500 + to spend on a new gadget. A huge “what if” comes to mind, though. What if Apple decides to release a smaller, cheaper iPad? According to a recent MacRumors post, Apple may do just that. How attractive would an iPad priced between $200-$250 be to a person like me? I would buy one.
It’s nice to dream, but the chances of this happening are 50/50. If Apple decides to rollout a cheaper, smaller iPad, GREAT! I’d get one. Do I expect it? No. I don’t want to get my hopes up.
In reality, we have expensive tablets called iPads. Whether you treat your new iPad with the same care that you would a new born baby or treat it like an old gym bag, there is one universal truth: if you drop your iPad it will more than likely break. Cracked iPad screens are the most common type of damage. iResQ has been working on getting repair prices lower for the most common types of repairs. Repair prices for iPad 3 Screens have been lowered to $179 to match the price we currently have for the iPad 2.
In addition to the iPad repair prices, we have lowered our screen repair prices on the new MacBook Airs to $319 for the 13″ and $269 for the 11″ model.
Finally, we have lowered logic board repair prices across the board for iPod Touch’s, the iPhone 3G, and the iPhone 3GS.