Apple has hired Anand Lal Shimpi, the founder of hardcore nuts-and-bolts tech website AnandTech. Shimpi announced his retirement from tech publishing on the weekend, 18 years after he began blogging at age 14 – Ryan Smith is the new editor in chief at AnandTech, a publication that’s something of a bible for those who like to delve into the specifics of computer components. Recode reported on Sunday that Apple had hired Shimpi, but the company didn’t explain what role he would be fulfilling.
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