iCracked

  • iCracked Launches A Way To ‘Uber’ Someone Up To Buy Back Your Old iPhones

    iCracked Launches A Way To ‘Uber’ Someone Up To Buy Back Your Old iPhones

    iCracked, the Y Combinator company that has quietly built up an empire on repairing broken iPhones and iPads, is launching a way to call someone up on demand to buy your old phones back. With the new iPhone 5s and 5c out this week, it’s an opportune moment for the 30-person startup from Redwood City. iCracked basically started out of a dorm room at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where co-founder… Read More

  • YC’s iCracked Is Blowing Up With A New “Uber” For iPhone Repairs Service

    YC’s iCracked Is Blowing Up With A New “Uber” For iPhone Repairs Service

    Yes, you can fix that smashed iPhone on demand now. That means no visits to the Apple store, or intensive DIY efforts. A YC alum called iCracked first unveiled its real-time, iPhone or iPad repair service back in March of last year, as Rip wrote at the time, and a little over a month ago, it launched officially. Think of it like an “Exec” or an “Uber” for your broken iPhone… Read More

  • iCracked Takes On The Geek Squad With Worldwide Local iPhone Repair

    iCracked Takes On The Geek Squad With Worldwide Local iPhone Repair

    Sometimes the genesis of a startup happens just like this: Guy buys iPhone. Guy breaks iPhone. Guy then pays Apple way too much to fix said phone, grumbling ensues. Guy breaks phone again. Roommate breaks phone. Then, a lightbulb goes off. This is what happened to A.J. Forsythe when he was a student at California Polytechnic State University. He and his friends broke their iPhones more than a few… Read More