iPod boss to step down, to be replaced with ex-IBM employee

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the head of Apple's iPod division, Tony Fadell, is stepping down for personal reasons, according to close sources. Partly involved in the development of the iPhone, Fadell will be staying around Apple in a consulting role.

The more interesting news is about his successor. Tony Fadell will be replaced by no other than Mark Papermaster, the former IBM employee who made tech news headlines recently after IBM announced a lawsuit against him for violating his contract. IBM considers Apple to be a rival company, therefore breaking the terms of Papermaster's contract.

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Bri- said,
Actually, I do. Well, about the iPods anyway. Hope the new guy doesn't screw anything up.

From what I understand Papermaster is supposed to be a great project leader.

Some people do care about Apple! How naive are you! Of course it is news! The founder of the iPod leaves the company! Don't be so silly!

cJr. said,
Some people do care about Apple! How naive are you! Of course it is news! The founder of the iPod leaves the company! Don't be so silly!

he is not exactly the founder of iPod. i forgot the name of the person who invented the rotation circle in the middle. tony probably took his idea and made it what it is right now.

cJr. said,
Some people do care about Apple! How naive are you! Of course it is news! The founder of the iPod leaves the company! Don't be so silly!

he is not exactly the founder of iPod. i forgot the name of the person who invented the rotation circle in the middle. tony probably took his idea and made it what it is right now.