Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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."

    Article Link: Apple Hires Longtime Technology Journalist Anand Lal Shimpi
  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2014
    maybe he figured out what Apple was doing and Apple is paying him off to keep hush.
  3. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
    WTF NICE!!!!

    I was so sorry to hear that he is leaving Anandtech, but this is even better!
  4. cg006 macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2012
    Same here,, was bummed reading that he's leaving the site..but this is good news to me!!
  5. pat park macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    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.
  6. CJM, Aug 31, 2014
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    CJM macrumors 65816


    May 7, 2005
    Haha, wow, that's unexpected. Read his post yesterday, over on Anandtech, and now this! Crazy.
  7. Medic311 macrumors 68000


    Jul 30, 2011
    as the other poster said - i bet he was brought onto the payroll to shut him up lol
  8. ahlsn macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2013
  9. Z400Racer37 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 7, 2011
    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:
  10. itouch rulz macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2008
  11. quagmire macrumors 603


    Apr 19, 2004
    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. :(
  12. webbuzz macrumors 65816


    Jul 24, 2010
  13. Moto G macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2014
    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 :)
  14. JamonBull macrumors regular


    Dec 14, 2009
    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!
  15. springsup macrumors 6502a


    Feb 14, 2013
    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)
  16. cymolia macrumors 6502a

    Mar 17, 2012
    Orange County, FL
    And that will be the end it all for Anand, never to be heard from again
  17. Freyqq macrumors 68040

    Dec 13, 2004
    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.
  18. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    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.
  19. whitedragon101 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 11, 2008
    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.
  20. scottrichardson macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2007
    Ulladulla, NSW Australia
    Well this is awesome news. I was pretty shocked to hear he was finishing up at Anandtech. But today this news brings me joy.
  21. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    This is quite an encouraging thought.

    Kudos to him!
  22. Rogifan macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2011
    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.
  23. TechGod macrumors 68040


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Who said that? They said they need to hire more females but where did they say that employment is closed for all males.
  24. cmaier macrumors G3

    Jul 25, 2007
    I'll just do my own analysis and post here.
  25. DotCom2 macrumors 68020

    Feb 22, 2009
    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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