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Lapin again named an Apple Premium Service Provider effective for all of 2013!

According to Apple, the Premium Service Provider (PSP) designation means that a company "has demonstrated its commitment to premium service and technical excellence." Recently, Apple changed its performance measurement period for designating PSPs from 6-months to 12 months. As of this morning, Lapin is proud to announce that we have again been named an Apple [...]

February 21st, 2013|Uncategorized|

Upgrade to an SSD to increase speed and reliability

Traditional platter-based hard drives have been around since the dawn of the modern computer. The technology has been made smaller, but the concept is the same: a read/write head floats mere microns above a fragile ceramic platter, reading and writing data magnetically from microscopic hills and valleys on the surface. All the while, the platters [...]

February 13th, 2013|Apple, service|

Leading the Way

In an interview that will air Thursday, December 6 on NBC's "Rock Center with Brian Williams", Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple will bring manufacturing of [some] Mac computers back to the United States starting in 2013. To quote Cook, "Next year, we will do one of our existing Mac lines in the United States." [...]

December 6th, 2012|Apple, Corporate, New Products|

Announcing our new service location at 1547 N Larrabee in Chicago!

After much planning, preparation, and hard work, we are proud to announce our new location at 1547 N Larrabee (at North Ave) in Chicago! DON'T FRET! This is an additional location and our Evanston store will remain fully operational and continue to serve your Mac needs with no interruption in service. For years customers have [...]

November 20th, 2012|chicago, Lapin, Recognition, service|

Scott Forstall out at Apple; Jony Ive in as VP of Human Interface (HI) design

With Scott Forstall, former VP of iOS, on his way out, Industrial Design genius Jony Ive will be taking over Human Interface design for Apple, which now puts him squarely in control of just about everything you look at on your Mac — OS X and other Apple Software included. Forstall's other responsibilities will be [...]

October 30th, 2012|Apple, Corporate|

Apple unleashes a deluge of new hardware products

Apple released a slew of hardware updates today, including a redesigned iMac with new storage technologies, updated Mac mini, 13" MacBook Pro with Retina Display, updated iPad with LTE wireless service, and iPad mini with 7.9" display! This was a massive refresh event, event by Apple's standards Take a few minutes and check out the [...]

October 23rd, 2012|Apple, event, New Products|

The iPhone 5 has arrived!

Today Apple released the much-anticipated revision to their flagship product - the iPhone 5. The new device includes, among other things, the new "Lightning" connector for faster and easier connections, new camera, LTE data support, a faster processor, and a larger, more colorful retina display! Apple's official iPhone 5 page: http://www.apple.com/iphone/ The iPhone 5 intro/launch [...]

September 12th, 2012|Apple, event, New Products|

Lapin retains Premium Service Provider designation for new period

We retained our Premium Service Provider designation for the January-June 2012 period. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to serve your Mac needs! From Apple: "Your service location has demonstrated its commitment to premium service and technical excellence during January - June 2012, Apple is pleased to recognize Lapin Systems as an Premium Service Provider."

August 9th, 2012|Apple, Lapin, Recognition|

Third-party upgrades for Retina MBP are a no-go, for now at least.

Looks like third-party upgrades for the #Retina-equipped MacBook Pro are a no-go… for now at least. As far as repairing, we will be able to get factory replacement parts directly from Apple starting now!   photo credit: ifixit http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/06/retina-macbook-pro-full-of-air-style-proprietary-parts/          

June 13th, 2012|Apple, New Products, service|

Lapin designated as an Apple Premium Service Provider!

March 1, 2012: Lapin Systems, Inc. has been designated an Apple Premium Service Provider (PSP) by Apple Computer! The Premium Service Provider designation is proof of Lapin's commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and fast, high-quality repairs and upgrades. Apple products are now more popular than ever. For all your Mac needs, choose Lapin, and please [...]

March 1st, 2012|Apple, Lapin, Recognition|