"But 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 said.
Announcing his retirement on AnandTech, a website he started in 1997, Shimpi said that the transition has nothing to do with health or business problems. But, rather, for the 32-year old tech journalist, the decision was personal.
"On a personal level I’ve made myself available to all AnandTech editors for advice and guidance, however I have fully removed myself from the editorial process. I can offer a suggestion on how to deal with a situation so long as describing the situation does not reveal any confidential information to me," he added.
However, he didn't comment on what he is planning to do next. But according to Re/code, Apple has hired the veteran Shimpi. An Apple representative reportedly confirmed the news to Re/code earlier today. As for the website, Shimpi has appointed Ryan Smith as the site's new Editor-in-Chief.
"Words cannot express how humbling it is to be asked to be the next Editor in Chief – to be the first person that Anand trusts and believes in to run AnandTech and keep his baby going. It’s an awesome privilege and an awesome responsibility, and it is a task that I aim to do as well as The Boss himself," Smith said about his new role.