The New York Times is reporting that Tony Fadell, who is often considered the “godfather” of iPod, has stepped down from his advisory position at Apple. He was the senior vice president of the iPod devision until his resignation in November of 2008. Though Mr. Jobs gets the lion’s share of credit for innovation at […]
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Tony Fadell, One of the Masterminds Behind the iPod, Steps Down as Apple Advisor

The New York Times is reporting that Tony Fadell, who is often considered the “godfather” of iPod, has stepped down from his advisory position at Apple. He was the senior vice president of the iPod devision until his resignation in November of 2008.

Though Mr. Jobs gets the lion’s share of credit for innovation at Apple, Mr. Fadell played a key role in the company’s resurgence. He first envisioned a hard-drive-based digital music player in the 1990s and brought the idea to Seattle-based Real Networks, where he reportedly clashed with Real’s chief executive, Rob Glaser, and left after six weeks.

Mr. Fadell then approached Apple in 2001, and history was made.

Fadell is plans to work with green technology companies in an advisory capacity and work with private investments.

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