Tony “Father of the iPod” Fadell Leaves Apple
Nearly a year and a half after stepping down as senior vice president of Apple’s iPod division, Tony Fadell is leaving the company for good.
Fadell, one of the chief architects of Apple’s audio strategy (there were obviously others, and top Apple execs sometimes bristle at Fadell being credited with paternity), had been working as an adviser to Apple (AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs since being replaced in November 2008 by former IBM (IBM) exec Mark Papermaster. Now his time in that diminished role has ended and Fadell is moving on.
Fadell’s plans? “My primary focus will be helping the environment by working with consumer green-tech companies,” he told the New York Times, which first reported his departure. “I’m determined to tell my kids and grandkids amazing stories beyond my iPod and iPhone ones.”