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Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Manchester, iTechnician is the UK’s first and largest on-demand repair and buyback network for Apple devices. iTechnician has built an amazing network of hundreds of local in store and mobile Apple device technicians (known as “iTechnicians”) around the UK who can be despatched on the same day to repair and buyback Apple devices.

  • HQ  Manchester, UK
  • Founder  Ali Lijee
  • Founded  2011
  • Employees  5
  • iTechnicians 300
  • Services  Apple device repairs and buyback
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At iTechnician, we’ve got plenty to shout about! From media interviews to celebrations of our member successes, why not check out our latest news below? If you’d like any further information about any of the stories featured below, please get in touch on the details above.

iTechnician service tried, tested and reviewed by The Sunday Times

Matt Bingham, technology writer for The Sunday Times reviews the iTechnician service having put it to the test.

iTechnician featured in Growth Business

Ali Lijee, founder of iTechnician talks about “How to make your company a financial success by focusing on service, not profit”

iTechnician featured in GQ Magazine

iTechnician featured in GQ Magazines top 10 coolest things in the world to do this week alongside super yachts and super bikes.

iTechnician member, Adam Smith’s story has been published in PathFinder!

Adam Smith left the military after being discharged with PTSD. He has since found his passion in technology repairs and with the help of iTechnician, he has been able to expand his business.

iTechnician Top Tips article has been featured on!

Ali Lijee, founder of iTechnician has created his top 10 tips for fixing common iPhone problems- check it out!

iTechnician member, Charlotte Rodgers interviewed by BBC Radio Nottingham

Charlotte Rodgers was interviewed on BBC Radio Nottingham as part of their International Women’s Day programme. She revealed how being a member of iTechnician has helped to grow her customer base.

iTechnician welcomes their 300th member - ArmaFone

Ipswich-based smartphone repair store ArmaFone becomes the 300th member to join the iTechnician team. ArmaFone is part of the TMAC Wireless Solutions LTD and specialises in smartphone protection and repair service based in Suffolk. With a fifteen year history of providing businesses with mobile airtime, customer service and technical support it was a natural progression to add repairs, fault diagnosis and data services to the portfolio.

Chris Everitt, MD of ArmaFone said:
Being an approved iTechnician partner provides peace of mind to our customers – they can be assured that they are dealing with a professional repair company and will receive first class service at the best price. The iTechnician network provides a great source of customer enquiries for fulfilment by their network of approved repairers ensuring we as partners are always busy and the customers are getting a great service.”

Ex-military iTechnician Adam Smith, founder of A4Service interviewed by The Guardian

Following three tours of duty, Adam was discharged from the Army with PTSD. It was this life-changing event which allowed him to return to his early passion of technology repairs.

Following his discharge, Adam decided to start up his own business A4Service. He achieved this with the help of the Royal British Legion’s ‘Be the Boss’ scheme. He was able to secure the business loan by turning his business idea into an in-depth business plan and forecast, which he then presented in front of a panel for funding, similar to the ‘Dragons Den’. A4Service’s business really took off when he signed up to National Apple repairs service iTechnician.

Adam said that:

“iTechnician have helped massively into taking my business into the next stages by giving me a steady stream of alternative jobs nation-wide. Something I haven’t been able to achieve through my own website. This year I’m looking into becoming an internet retailer of iOS components.”

iTechnician designs new infographic showing UK mobile phone use

iTechnician has commissioned an infographic for media use, which details mobile phone use in the UK. This has uncovered some interesting statistics relating to how we use our mobile phones and mobile phone recycling and repairs. The infographic is available to download here.

Manage Your Money Month - How to Make More Money from Your Broken iPhone

Many sites may offer to buy your broken iPhone at what seems like a reasonable price, but nationwide iPhone repair service iTechnician has revealed you could be losing out on valuable money by not repairing and reselling it instead.

With the help of iTechnician, you can turn your broken or discarded iPhone into cash. Whilst it costs £206.44 for Apple to fix an out of warranty iPhone 5 model, iTechnician services cost £49.99, it really doesn’t take a genius to see the financial benefits of fixing your device using iTechnician and selling it on. For an even simpler solution, you can sell your repaired iPhone straight back to iTechnician depending on its condition.

Ali Lijee, Founder of iTechnician explains:

“Today mobile users are becoming increasingly complacent in throwing away a perfectly fixable mobile phone because they do not realise how simple it is to have it fixed. Our repair service is no different from ordering a Pizza, you can choose to pop in to your local iTechnician approved repair centre or you can call-out an iTechnician to your home or workplace. Our nationwide team of iTechnicians are helping to revolutionise the repairs market.”

iTechnician Founder Ali Lijee interviewed by The Guardian

The Guardian approached Ali Lijee, for comments on the mobile phone repair industry. Ali has over 5 years’ experience as the head of the UK’s largest UK Apple repairs network and is considered an industry expert.

Who we are

Who we are

iTechnician is a network of likeminded iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple Watch repairers covering England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The technicians have a combined experience of over 400 years in repairing Apple devices. iTechnician was formed with one vision, to provide an affordable, reliable and honest Apple device repair service to private and commercial customers in the UK. Our technicians provide just what you need - professional, local repair service at low prices and a free smile on all jobs .

Our Apple repairs
Our Apple repairs

Whatever your needs, we have rapid and affordable iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple Watch repair services near you.

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Popular locations in the UK

Popular locations in the UK for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple Watch repairs

With the iTechnician network covering the whole of the United Kingdom our trusted, local teams are able to repair or buy back your Apple device at the right price. Contact your local iTechnician for fast and cost-effective iPhone, iPad, iPod or Mac repairs.

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