AnandTech Founder Anand Shimpi Joins Apple after Retiring from Tech Journalism
Anand Shimpi, founder of the one of the first technology review website AnandTech, will be soon joining Apple. This was confirmed by an Apple representative to Re/code. Shimpi had earlier announced his retirement from AnandTech with a post titled ‘The Road Ahead’ on the tech news website.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”Anand Shimpi”]
After 17.5 years of digging, testing, analyzing and writing about the most interesting stuff in tech, it’s time for a change. This will be the last thing I write on AnandTech as I am officially retiring from the tech publishing world
Shimpi spent 17 years building the site AnandTech, focusing mostly on reviews of hardware and along the way providing detailed info on products from Apple and other consumer electronics manufacturers. But after so many years covering those products, he’ll now be going inside Apple to work for the company.
While AnandTech is not as well-known as more generalist technology news sites, its influence cannot be underestimated. One of the most well-liked and respected publications, AnandTech has long focused on hard fact based articles, such as detailed performance reviews, and has over time emerged as one of the authoritative voices in technology news.
At this point, details of Shimpi’s new role at Apple are not known. However, this is apparently not the only senior person from AnandTech to join Apple. Also, AnandTech’s Senior Smartphones Editor Brian Klug had left the site to join Apple earlier this year, where his role has a focus on building mobile processors for the company’s iOS devices. It is possible that Shimpi will take up a similar role.
While he moves on, AnandTech will continue to publish. Ryan Smith will take over as AnandTech’s new Editor in Chief who has been working at the AnandTech for ten years.