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Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

After announcing his departure from AnandTech, veteran technology journalist Anand Lal Shimpi will join Apple in an undisclosed role, reports Re/code. A representative for Apple confirmed that Shimpi would be joining the company, but also declined to provide any further details.

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Image credit: Anandtech

Shimpi launched AnandTech in 1997 and established the website's reputation around in-depth analysis and reviews on a number of topics from the world of technology, including posts on Apple's line of desktops, notebooks, iPhones, iPads, iPods, and accessories.

In his farewell post on AnandTech published yesterday, Shimpi stated that he "won't stay idle forever" and added that there are "a bunch of challenges out there."

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8 weeks ago

maybe he figured out what Apple was doing and Apple is paying him off to keep hush.


That's really underestimating Shimpi's potential value to Apple. The guy is smart, knows tech and is respected in the Apple community. I see Apple benefiting from this.
Rating: 42 Votes
8 weeks ago
Arn will be next.
Rating: 41 Votes
8 weeks ago
maybe he figured out what Apple was doing and Apple is paying him off to keep hush.
Rating: 29 Votes
8 weeks ago
WTF NICE!!!!

I was so sorry to hear that he is leaving Anandtech, but this is even better!
Rating: 27 Votes
8 weeks ago
One of the smartest guys in tech. Phenomenal move by Apple. I was totally blown away by his recent podcast appearance on Vector with Rene Ritchie. For anyone doubting this hire, listen to him discuss 64 bit, Metal and the state of chipsets here (http://www.imore.com/vector-48-64-bit-metal-and-state-chipsets)!
Rating: 23 Votes
8 weeks ago

But.... I thought we were only gonna hire women because we need to be more diverse and stuff...???? What of our diversity Apple? WHAT OF OUR DIVERSITYYYYYYYY?!?!?! :eek:


He's Indian and Iranian.

So your comment wasn't just stupid; it doesn't make any sense.
Rating: 17 Votes
8 weeks ago
Same here,, was bummed reading that he's leaving the site..but this is good news to me!!
Rating: 14 Votes
8 weeks ago
I've always enjoyed his breakdowns of Apple's SoC especially after the debut of the A6 when Apple began customizing the CPU vs using a standard ARM. Even if I didn't even understand 90% of the stuff he said. He would explain what they meant.

Wonder if they would still be able to provide that excellent analysis or with Anand leaving for Apple we will see that excellent breakdowns end. :(
Rating: 14 Votes
8 weeks ago
But.... I thought we were only gonna hire women because we need to be more diverse and stuff...???? What of our diversity Apple? WHAT OF OUR DIVERSITYYYYYYYY?!?!?! :eek:
Rating: 13 Votes
8 weeks ago
Great news for Anand, he's one of the best.
Rating: 12 Votes

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