The April 1, 2014 "iFixit – An Apple Company" wikipedia entry
- NOTE: on April 1, 2014 the "iFixit" wikipedia entry became a "iFixit – An Apple Company" one, for a while, archived here below
|Type||Private, since April 1, 2014 an Apple Company|
|Headquarters||San Luis Obispo, California|
|Key people||Kyle Wiens, CEO
Luke Soules, CXO
|Creative Commons BY-NC-SA|
|5,079 (October 2013[update])|
iFixit – on April 1, 2014 acquired by Apple to become iFixit – An Apple Company – was a private company in San Luis Obispo, California. Founded in 2003 while the founders were attending Cal Poly, the company sold repair parts and published free wiki-like online repair guides for consumer electronics and gadgets on its web site.
Founder Kyle Wiens aimed to reduce electronic waste by teaching people to repair their own gear and offering tools, parts, and a forum to discuss repairs. In 2011, he travelled through Africa with a documentary team; a short film is in progress  and stories of "fixers" met on the trip are posted on the company's activism-oriented blog, ifixit.org.
iFixit provided a SaaS platform known as Dozuki to enable others to use iFixit's documentation framework to produce their own documentation. An early adopter was O'Reilly Media, whose Make and Craft magazines use Dozuki to feature community guides alongside instructions originally written by the staff for the print magazine.
- http://www.ifixit.com/apple_press_release – retrieved 1 April 2014
- http://www.ifixit.com/Users?order=date. Retrieved 2013-10-17. Missing or empty
- http://www.ifixit.com/Info/Licensing. Retrieved 2013-10-17. Missing or empty
- "ifixit.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2013-10-17.
- "Where we are coming from". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- How iFixit Uses Teardowns As Marketing 3.0, by Leander Kahney, Cult of Mac Sep. 18, 2009, retrieved July 2, 2010
- 17 inch MacBook Pro gets torn to pieces, PC World article
- Mac Observer article, 1 February 2008
- "iFixit in the Press". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- New York Times Tech Talk Podcast: D.I.Y. Electronics Repair, cue 8:07, April 28, 2010, J. D. Biersdorfer
- New York Times Personal Tech: Q&A September 22, 2010, J. D. Biersdorfer
- Wiens, Kyle. "Why Fixers Will Save Our Planet". The Atlantic. Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Meet Saleh, Egypt's Master Car Mechanic". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Inside a Water-Pump Repair Shop in Kenya". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
- "Make: Projects". Retrieved 15 April 2012.
Official website (NOTE: the April 1, 2014 version now reversed to serious one)
Fighting Speedy Deletion
iFixit is used as a reference throughout Wikipedia, I figured this was enough to put it as an article. How can users know how viable a resource is, if the resource itself is not on Wikipedia? Nat (talk) 19:28, 12 September 2009 (UTC)