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Tony Fadell: Scott Forstall 'got what he deserved'

updated 05:05 am EST, Thu November 29, 2012

'Father of the iPod' slams Forstall in interview

Often referred to as the 'Father of the iPod,' former Apple senior vice president Tony Fadell has gone on the public record stating emphatically that the recently sacked iOS chief Scott Forstall "got what he deserved." In an interview the BBC (embedded below), Fadell is asked about his relationship with Forstall, which was reportedly rocky and was instrumental in Fadell's departure from Apple. Although not directly addressing their relationship, Fadell alludes to reports that there was cheering on the Cupertino campus when Forstall was sacked intimating that he shared a similar sentiment.

When challenged about his relationship with Forstall, Fadell responded, "Scott got what he deserved." "I think what happened just a few weeks back was deserved and justified and it happened," he added when pressed. When asked about Apple without Forstall, Fadell responded, "If you read some of the reports, people were cheering in Cupertino when that event happened."

Fadell also added that he thinks that Apple is in a good position right now, and is not diminished by Forstall's departure in any way. "So, I think Apple is in a great space, it has great products and there are amazing people at the company, and those people actually have a chance to have a firm footing now and continue the legacy Steve left."

Fadell, now the CEO and founder of Nest, was giving a rare interview and was also asked about where he sees home automation going and in particular, his Nest learning thermostat. He explained that not everything needs to be connected in the home, simply because it can be. He argues that you have ask why something should be connected and whether the connectivity improves the home user experience.



















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  1. Ben IncaHutz

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    Tony is *********.

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