iPhone 6+: The Tablet Killer

iphone 6 plus repair nycAre “Phablets” phasing out Tablets? Not only are the iPhone 6 and 6+ flying off shelves, tablet sales have lowered 30% according to Best Buy CEO Joy Hubert. Is there a correlation between increased iPhone sales and lower tablet sales?

An analysis by Gartner calculates Apple sold a record 74.8 million phones in the 4th quarter of 2014, a stark increase from the 50 million they sold the previous quarter. Samsung managed to sell 73 million devices in the same timeframe, but it was a notable drop from the 83 million they sold the previous quarter.

Apple’s big fourth quarter has made them number one in the global smartphone market. Additionally, the demand for the iPhone 6+ supports a widespread belief that large smartphones, now deemed Phablets, are usurping the tablet market entirely. Business Insider released a report that predicted sales of Phablets will outnumber tablets 3 to 1 by 2019. Continue reading

LaptopMD Internship Initiative

Along with providing excellent device service, Arthur Zilberman and LaptopMD are dedicated to providing service to the community in whatever way we can. Robin Rodriguez of the Bronx recently worked with us as a LaptopMD Jr. Doctor, an internship initiative we launched.

After receiving a heartfelt e-mail from Yasmin Castro, a teacher at Bronx Compass High School, we decided to show Robin the ropes of the device repair/IT industry. He has a palpable love for technology, and we believe his time with us provided invaluable hands-on experience. In return, his enthusiasm and friendly nature always invigorated our offices.

Laptopmd internship letter

Our engineers are the best of the best, capable of internal device repair and unparalleled IT support. We’re willing to share our tricks of the trade with any youth in the city with an interest in technology. It’s our job to foster ability in the next generation.

Samsung has finally unveiled newest Galaxy S6 models

Samsung has finally unveiled their newest Galaxy models. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones will be available across the world on April 10th. All four major carriers will sell the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, however smaller carriers such as MetroPCS, Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless will only sell the Galaxy S6. The S6 Edge will be priced higher than the Galaxy S6 models, but specific price points have not been announced. Continue reading

Apple Watch will be announced Monday

The Apple Watch will be announced Monday, but details have already leaked. Matthew Panzarino of TechCrunch and Mark Gurman of 9to5 Mac have spoken to numerous sources about the Watch, and here are the gems they’ve uncovered prior to Monday’s “Spring Forward” reveal:
The sources have noted how little they use their iPhone since they’ve started using the Watch. Apparently, the watch takes care of many tasks people usually handle on their phones. The time the watch saves a user figures to be a primary draw. Continue reading