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The April 1, 2014 "iFixit – An Apple Company" wikipedia entry[edit]

NOTE: on April 1, 2014 the "iFixit" wikipedia entry became a "iFixit – An Apple Company" one, for a while, archived here below
Private, since April 1, 2014 an Apple Company[1]
Founded 2003
Headquarters San Luis Obispo, California
Key people
Kyle Wiens, CEO
Luke Soules, CXO
Alexa rank 5,079 (October 2013)[2]
Users 708,000[3]
Content license
Creative Commons BY-NC-SA[4]

iFixit – on April 1, 2014 acquired by Apple to become iFixit – An Apple Company[1] – 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.[5]

iFixit teardowns of new Apple products were carried[6] by PC World,[7] the Mac Observer,[8] and other publications.[9]

Founder Kyle Wiens aimed to reduce electronic waste by teaching people to repair their own gear[10] and offering tools, parts, and a forum to discuss repairs.[11] In 2011, he travelled through Africa with a documentary team; a short film is in progress [12] and stories of "fixers" met on the trip are posted on the company's activism-oriented blog,[13][14]

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.[15]


External links[edit]

Official website (NOTE: the April 1, 2014 version now reversed to serious one)

Category:Social networking services Category:Community websites Category:Knowledge markets Category:Internet properties established in 2003

Fighting Speedy Deletion[edit]

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)