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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:27 PM   #1
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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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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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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:28 PM   #2
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maybe he figured out what Apple was doing and Apple is paying him off to keep hush.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:28 PM   #3
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WTF NICE!!!!

I was so sorry to hear that he is leaving Anandtech, but this is even better!
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:29 PM   #4
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Same here,, was bummed reading that he's leaving the site..but this is good news to me!!
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:29 PM   #5
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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.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:29 PM   #6
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Haha, wow, that's unexpected. Read his post yesterday, over on Anandtech, and now this! Crazy.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:29 PM   #7
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as the other poster said - i bet he was brought onto the payroll to shut him up lol
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:30 PM   #8
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Good for Apple. Good for Shimpi.
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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?!?!?!
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Arn will be next.
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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.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:34 PM   #12
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Great news for Anand, he's one of the best.
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:34 PM   #13
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VERY shrewd move. Leo Laporte is always singing his praises, and Anand's reviews and articles are second to none.

Well done, Apple - well done, Anand
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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!
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:38 PM   #15
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Wow, that is... unexpected to say the least.

I'm going to miss his in-depth articles about Apple's hardware. They are actually one of the things I enjoy most about every new hardware release. Anand's articles taught me so much while I was studying electrical engineering and nanotechnology.

I think we can probably imagine what his role would be. I see him working closely with Bob Mansfield and Dan Riccio on Apple's hardware strategy. That would be perfect for him - he clearly understands the hardware and what the implications of each decision are, and I could see him as a potential future executive (if he's interested in that; maybe he prefers something more hands-on)
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:40 PM   #16
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And that will be the end it all for Anand, never to be heard from again
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Old Aug 31, 2014, 07:42 PM   #17
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He has a real attention to detail and understands the industry incredibly well. He also has a deep respect for apple and was always the one reviewing their products. I'm sure he will be a great asset to Apple.
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as the other poster said - i bet he was brought onto the payroll to shut him up lol
While he is a respected tech journalist his reach to the general consumer public is minimal at best. If Apple had problems that buying him off would help with, buying him off wouldn't be nearly enough to work.
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I hope he helps make products more awesome

I'm not quite sure who we can look to for reviews though. He was the benchmark for honest, truthful knowledgeable reviews.
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Well this is awesome news. I was pretty shocked to hear he was finishing up at Anandtech. But today this news brings me joy.
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Wow, that is... unexpected to say the least.

I'm going to miss his in-depth articles about Apple's hardware. They are actually one of the things I enjoy most about every new hardware release. Anand's articles taught me so much while I was studying electrical engineering and nanotechnology.

I think we can probably imagine what his role would be. I see him working closely with Bob Mansfield and Dan Riccio on Apple's hardware strategy. That would be perfect for him - he clearly understands the hardware and what the implications of each decision are, and I could see him as a potential future executive (if he's interested in that; maybe he prefers something more hands-on)
This is quite an encouraging thought.

Kudos to him!
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Wow, that is... unexpected to say the least.

I'm going to miss his in-depth articles about Apple's hardware. They are actually one of the things I enjoy most about every new hardware release. Anand's articles taught me so much while I was studying electrical engineering and nanotechnology.

I think we can probably imagine what his role would be. I see him working closely with Bob Mansfield and Dan Riccio on Apple's hardware strategy. That would be perfect for him - he clearly understands the hardware and what the implications of each decision are, and I could see him as a potential future executive (if he's interested in that; maybe he prefers something more hands-on)
Actually the guy leading Apple's chip technology is Johny Srouji. We haven't heard much about Mansfield lately so either he actually is retired or is doing special projects.

http://www.apple.com/pr/bios/johny-srouji.html
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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?!?!?!
Who said that? They said they need to hire more females but where did they say that employment is closed for all males.
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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.
I'll just do my own analysis and post here.
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He says he will remain as an adviser to the tech site.
How's that gonna work if he is working for apple?
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