updated 11:05 pm EDT, Mon March 29, 2010
Former exec no longer supervising Jobs
Former iPod executive Tony Fadell has finally resigned from his minor position with Apple, according to a New York Times report. The computer science engineer has been credited with making significant contributions to the original iPod projects, after unsuccessfully pitching the concept of a hard-drive-based music player to his previous employers at Real Networks.
Fadell initially joined Apple in 2001, eventually serving as the senior VP of Devices and Hardware Engineering after Jon Rubinstein left the company. Although Fadell departed from his executive position several years ago to spend more time with family, he had maintained a presence as a special advisor to Steve Jobs.
"My primary focus will be helping the environment by working with consumer green-tech companies," Fadell said. "I'm determined to tell my kids and grandkids amazing stories beyond my iPod and iPhone ones."