Thank you Chris Oldroyd!

Editor's desk: Thank you Chris!

Chris Oldroyd joined iMore in October of 2010, coming to us from a place in the UK that looked more like old BBC dramas than the hustle-and-bustle of modern-day London. Since then he's been getting up at the break of dawn -- Eastern Time, I think that translates into sometime after elevensies, UK time -- and posting whatever interesting news, apps, or accessories had come across the wire over night. (Literally -- his internet was so bad for so long we had to string an actual wire to his castle.)

Funny, classy, and the soul of stability, Chris has made iMore a better, more enjoyable, and more memorable place ever since. And, sadly, tomorrow will be his last day with us. Chris' work and his family has gotten to the point where they need his attention more than we do, and gentleman that he is he knows where his priorities lie.

We'll miss Chris. I'll miss Chris.

For everything you've done for us, and for everything you mean to us, thank you and farewell!

Going forward, you can still follow and reach Chris via @chrisoldroyd. Be sure to tease him about his football soccer picks!

Rene Ritchie

Editor-in-Chief of iMore, co-host of Iterate, Debug, Review, The TV Show, Vector, ZEN & TECH, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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Leanna Lofte says:

So sad. I'll miss you, Chris! Loved saying goodnight when you were saying good morning. *hug*

Richard Devine says:

From one UK Mobile Nations guy to another, wish you all the best for the future Chris :)

metllicamilitia says:

Best of luck to you Chris, make your family happy.

shinuyuki says:

Best of luck Chris! I'm glad you know where your priorities lie. Family must always come first. Thank you for bringing great stories to us here at; it means a lot, more than you know.

CORYK333 says:

"More than you know" I know everyone values different things in their life more than other stuff....but damn b, he's writing articles for an Apple blog, not saving lives

ame says:

Best to you and yours. You will be missed here, but family comes first.

applejosh says:

Best of luck, Chris. I could count on you to provide some early morning reading, and I will miss your contributions to the site.

Steve Trotto says:


know that we will get the opportunity to hear from you in the future. Until that time, good luck, and enjoy your family.

gvndeb60 says:

Best of luck and thanks for the good info!

asuperstarr says:

Great job over the years Chris. I Thank You for all you've done. Best of luck in your future endeavors.

BizarreFoodie says:

I've always enjoyed your articles, Mr. Oldroyd. Further, I'm really going to miss seeing snippets and pics of your home. I'm filled with envy every time I see them (good envy, mind you, not like seething jealousy). They remind me of my family's home in Germany, which I haven't seen since 1996.
I hope you and your family are well and wish you a bright future.
Lastly: "Castle?" Mr. Ritchie wrote castle without quotes. Does this mean you actually live in a castle?! Now I AM green with envy... ;)
All the best.

Wyatt says:

Hopefully you can still throw us a bone from across the water every now and then. Until the next time we hear from you best of wishes to you and the family.

henrymagnusrex says:

Sad to see Chris move on. Hopefully this isn't the last we hear from him!

west3man says:

Good luck to you and your family, Chris!

BrianTufo says:

Sad to see you go but you gotta do what you gotta do for the family. Good luck with whatever life brings you Chris.

chrisoldroyd says:

Thank you all for the great comments, its been a lot of fun writing for this awesome site!

samsin92 says:

Good luck to you Chris! You'll be missed.

Enzo83 says:

Chris, even though we don't know each other, I thank you and salute you on your new endeavors. Thanks for helping out iMore. God bless you and yours. Cheers.

extol4000 says:

We'll miss your valuable input here. Enjoy your wonderful family. Who knows....maybe you'll be able to return after taking care of family business. WE APPRECIATE YOU! God bless you

Team George says:

Thanks so much for all the UK news - you are a great journalist.

R1cki97 says:

Hope you have a better life men, good luck

raybeem says:

I have so enjoyed your work, you will be missed! Best of luck to you!

CORYK333 says:

Best of luck with your work & family.....always liked your contributions

williamsbh76 says:

Thanks for everything Chris and best of luck. You will be missed.