The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
iPod VP Fadell Changing Roles at Apple [Updated]

iPod VP Fadell Changing Roles at Apple [Updated]

by , 8:05 AM EST, November 4th, 2008

Apple announced on Tuesday that iPod division senior vice president Tony Fadell is pulling back on his role in the company for personal reasons. While Mr. Fadell cuts back on his involvement, former IBM exec Mark Papermaster will be coming on board as senior vice president of Devices Hardware Engineering.

Mr. Fadell's wife Danielle Lambert, vice president of Human Resources, is also taking a smaller role in Apple's day to day activities and plans to resign after the end of the year so the two can spend more time with their family.

Mr. Fadell was also part of the team that helped develop the iPhone, Apple's popular combination iPod and smartphone. He will stay on with the company as an advisor to CEO Steve Jobs.

Mr. Papermaster, however, may not be able to join Apple right away. IBM is currently suing him for what it sees as a violation of his non-compete contract which states he won't work for any competitors for at least a year after he leaves the company. Mr. Papermaster left IBM on October 24 with plans to begin working at Apple in November.

[This article has been updated with additional information about Mr. Fadell's new role at Apple.]

Recent Headlines - Updated November 28th

Mon,12:40 PM
Three Ways to Protect your Apple Watch (and One Way Not To)
Fri,7:26 PM
$100 off iPad mini 4 for Black Friday
7:11 PM
iPad mini 2 for $199 at Walmart for Black Friday
6:18 PM
$100 and $125 off iPad Air 2 for Black Friday from Best Buy
5:23 PM
20% iTunes Cards from Best Buy Back on for Black Friday
5:15 PM
20% Off iTunes Cards from Ebay/PayPal
8:03 AM
Black Friday Blowout 15% Discount on TMO Deals
Thu,10:32 AM
Happy Thanksgiving from The Mac Observer!
Wed,7:53 PM
Awaken the Force with these Free Star Wars Apps
5:28 PM
How to Pair Bluetooth Headphones with Your Apple TV
4:40 PM
Pay What You Want for the Learn to Code Bundle
4:27 PM
ACM 334: Apple’s Mac Pro vs. The Devil’s Advocate
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!