Like the iPad tablet, the iPhone uses a touch screen interface on which it's dependent. If
the touch screen fails, then the iPhone needs service. There are many businesses that are
trying to thrive in the iPhone and smartphone market in general. The business that succeeds
in this market will be offering same-day and while-youwait services to walk-in customers.
Users cannot be without their phones for long, so speed will be the key to this high-margin
It's well known that over the next ten years the computer industry will prosper and thrive
with two additional driving forces—consumer electronics devices built with computing
platforms and mobile devices such as smartphones and multifunction cell phones.
Computer hardware and software platforms are invading fixed-function electronic devices
in telecommunication, consumer electronics, auto electronics, and related industries. The
long-term trend is clear: Most electronic devices will sooner or later be based on micropro-
cessors, software, networking, and other computer hardware technologies. This will hap-
pen because consumers are drawn toward technology and as more products embrace and
integrate microprocessors, the more the market for the electronics repair industry will grow.
The key question is not if this will happen, but when it will happen in the various product
Are you ready to take the next step?
There are a lot of things to consider as you make the decision to move into selfemployment,
and there are a lot of pieces to the puzzle. In the next chapter we'll get a good mental picture
of your new endeavor. Keep an open, creative mind and soon you'll be open for business!