Monday, March 24, 2014

How to Replace iPad SIM Card

Apple designs products that are pleasant to the eye. The original goal for Steve Jobs and Apple was that the products would be intuitively easy to figure out and that they would be pleasing to the eye. Jobs and his crew of designers accomplished the goal. The designs that come from Apple set trends for the future, and they set the stage by creating what they called a “closed system.”

The iPad SIM Card

A SIM card is the small, thumbnail-sized plastic card used by GSM phones in connecting to the network of a phone carrier. The SIM card helps in storing information identifying the service provider to the phone, making it possible for calls to be made after the phone connects to the network. Micro-SIM cards are used by the iPad 2 3G on AT&T, the iPad 3 model with cellular data and the 3G model of the original iPad. Wi-Fi models do not have a SIM card and the Verizon version of the iPad 2 3G also does not have the card.

Access Those SIM Cards

Apple did not want people hacking into their products; so the designers of the company made sure that the insides were not easy to access, meaning that replacing things like SIM cards has not and continues to not be an easy task. Even though the iPad looks like you have access to nothing, you can actually remove the SIM card quite easily.

Use a Paperclip

The iPad and iPhone have SIM Cards that can easily be accessed with a paper clip. Using the paper clip, you just need to push a little button on the tray that holds the SIM card. Once you push the button, the SIM card will come out on a small tray. The individual lineups of iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch models change from the previous models, but they all seem to work in the same way.

Early Buttons and Trays

The early iPads have buttons and trays on one side of the device. The button is just to the right of a little slot that will slide open to reveal the vital brain of the device. Many people will remove their SIM cards before servicing their tablets, and they often remove the SIM cards when an excessive amount of guests show up, too. The iPad will not work properly without the SIM card; so be sure to put the card back in after you have had repairs done to your device.

Later Buttons and Trays

If you own the third or fourth generation of iPads, the SIM card slot is on the side of the device. Just like the previous models, each iPad has a tiny button for paper clips, and the tray with the SIM card pops out so you can easily switch SIM cards. If you are considering switching SIM cards, it is a good idea to also tell your customer service representative at your cell phone shop. You will hear advice regarding keeping your account with them alive.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Apple and the New Book

It seems that once again Apple is negotiating its way through choppy waters, with all kinds of speculation bouncing around.

Firstly there was a great deal of optimism regarding the reported news that the next version of the iPhone is expected to have a larger screen, this larger screen size is standard in other Smartphones and Apple has been losing out to Android phones because of it. Apple are hoping that the larger screen size will tempt those who moved over to Android back to the iPhone again, this optimism helped boost the Apple share price bringing a lot of smiles to the faces of Apple investors.

After all the optimism came the dampener, a new book written by Yukari Kane has been published and it is all about Apple. “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs” gives a rather negative slant on the company and its plans, disclosing that Steve Jobs seemed to be no longer interested in the TV business, reportedly saying that “TV is a terrible business. They don’t turn over and the margins suck.” This was not good news for those investors who had been hoping for Apple to enter the TV business since Steve Jobs told his biographer, Walter Isaacson, of intentions to do so.

Apple have come out fighting of course and speaking to CNBC the Apple Chief Executive, Tim Cook, said in a statement. “This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I’ve read about Apple,” Cook told CNBC. “It fails to capture Apple, Steve, or anyone else in the company....I am very confident about our future. We’ve always had many doubters in our history. They only make us stronger.”

So we watch and wait, it will be interesting to see how the release of the larger screen iPhone will affect the market, if you have any repair needs for the new iPhone or iPad checkout iPad Repair

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

iPad Overheating

Tablets have many benefits. They are easy to carry and easy to use. They do not require the use of a mouse. They fit nicely into the attractive cases that are easy to find online or in local stores. One thing that tablet have going against them is that they do occasionally overheat. It is never a good idea to let any electronic device overheat, but if you are experience iPad overheating there are a few things you can do.

Turn Off the Power

The first thing you should do the moment you notice your iPad overheating is to turn off the power. This should take care of the problem by allowing the device to cool quickly. If you are working with it outside in direct sunlight, get the device into the shade. Once it cools, you should be able to get back to using it again. If you do continue using it while it is overheating, you run the risk of ruining your iPad.

Contact Apple for Help

If you find that iPad overheating occurs frequently, it is a good idea to contact Apple to see if there is something that can be done. There might be something wrong with your iPad that Apple will fix for you at no charge or for a low fee. It is not normal to have iPad overheating. When iPads are designed, they should not require much maintenance, if any, from the user. This is why overheating should be taken care of immediately.

Buy a Well-Ventilated One

One way to prevent your iPad overheating is to be sure that your iPad case has proper ventilation. There are many attractive cases for sale for iPads, but they are not all designed well. Be sure that you purchase an iPad case that will not create overheating. Be sure the case is designed just for iPads, not for a different brand and model because the ventilation will be located in different spots. If you rest your iPad on your lap, you could also buy a lap desk that offers ventilation too.

No one wants to have their iPad heat up from the inside. Take care to prevent overheating by being aware of your iPad’s status. If you place it on a pillow or you have a thick case, you might not feel the overheating. Stay alert to protect your device.