Who is John Gruber and why does he keep showing up in Apple-related news?

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  1. Bandolier macrumors 6502a

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    And what is Daring Fireball?

    inb4mroogle

    sidenote: Got my iPhone 4 on June 24th and I love it.
     
  2. ryhno45 macrumors regular

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    You should use mroog... aww....
    Daring Fireball is the name of Mario's Smash Attack in ssbb.
     
  3. mrblack927 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously? This couldn't have been that hard to answer without opening a new thread.
     
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    That should do it, but as for the "why does he show up here" part...basically he has good info. People talk to him. If he says that something is going to happen, it usually does.

    Note that a lot of people disagree with his opinions. I'm not talking about things that are clearly his own thoughts. Those are certainly up for debate. I'm talking about things like upcoming iPhone specs. If he says something about that kind of thing it's usually because someone on the inside has told him something.
     
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  6. Bandolier thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The point of this thread was to find out about him by hearing what people know him as, not reading verbatim from an article.

    Like if I wanted to know about how society thinks about McDonald's I'd ask people, not read an article that contains information about why the middle bun was added.
     
  7. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure what the big deal about Gruber is either, but his word is treated as pure gospel by many. Simplenote probably owes a substantial part of their popularity and success to Gruber's fanatical recommendation of it. Just about every review of Simplenote that you read mentions Gruber's recommendation.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    where's the iPhone related question?


    Community Discussion
    http://forums.macrumors.com/forumdisplay.php?f=20
     
  9. dagomike macrumors 65816

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    He's on Steve's Christmas card list. As a result he gets some good info, but occasionally says silly things to maintain that status.
     
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  11. saving107 macrumors 603

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    27 days later?
     
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I guess:D
     
  13. Block macrumors 6502a

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    You're off by one day.
     

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