iPod's Father Leaving Apple
November 4, 2008 at 12:50 PM (PT)
One of the fathers of the IPOD, TONY FADELL, is leaving APPLE after seven years spent inside the division that changed the company's fortunes, reports CNET. FADELL is to be replaced by former IBM executive MARK PAPERMASTER, according to a report MONDAY night by THE WALL STREET JOURNAL.
During FADELL's tenure, the IPOD grew from a curiosity into the profit engine that paved the way for APPLE's renaissance in personal computers and its entry into mobile computing. The company sold 54.7 million IPODS during its last fiscal year, which ended in SEPTEMBER.