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Father of the iPod leaves Apple

Nov 4 2008, 5:00am CST | by

Father of the iPod leaves Apple
 
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The WSJ reports that senior executive Tony Fadell has left Apple. Tony Fadell is senior vice president of Apple's iPod division and also known as Father of the iPod.

Mr. Fadell apparently approached Apple with the idea of a portable digital music player paired with a download music service back in 2001. The rest is history.Over 160 million ipods have been sold, but it recently got pushed aside by the iPhone in terms of important for the Apple revenue.
Mark Papermaster from IBM is said to replace Tony Fadell at Apple.
More details on WSJ. Update: Apple just released a press-release about Mark Papermaster joining Apple as Senior Vice President of Devices Hardware Engineering.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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