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Tony Fadell

iPhone History

Famed Apple engineer details the iPhone’s secret history

June 29th, 2017

With the 10th anniversary of the iPhone’s release this week, a number of Apple engineers who played an instrumental role in the iPhone’s creation have been conducting interviews and shedding new light on how Apple managed to create such a revolutionary product in just about two years. Just last week, former Apple executive Scott Forstall …

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Not all of Steve Jobs’s iPhone ideas were revolutionary

January 12th, 2017

Pundits keep asking themselves what Steve Jobs would do every time Apple makes a questionable move. But not everything Apple’s visionary leader imagined about the iPhone actually made it into the final product — and that’s really a very good thing, because the iPhone that we know and love may have had an entirely different look and software …

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How Apple recovered an original iPhone prototype in total secrecy

January 9th, 2017

The most prominent iPhone prototype that Apple ever lost was the iPhone 4 that was forgotten in a bar by an Apple engineer months before its actual launch. But things could have been a lot different if a stranger had found a lost original iPhone prototype that was left in an airplane by Tony Fadell, …

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Nest co-founder Tony Fadell is leaving his company

June 3rd, 2016

In a blog post late today, Nest co-founder and CEO Tony Fadell has announced that he’s leaving the company. His departure from the Google-owned company doesn’t mean he’s leaving the family, however — he’s moving on to an advisory role with Google’s parent company, Alphabet. Marwan Fawaz is stepping into Fadell’s role as the CEO …

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Apple’s first iPhone prototype had a digital rotary dial

March 10th, 2016

Over the last decade, no tech product has had more of an impact on the way we lead our lives than the iPhone. Without question, the iPhone ushered in the modern-day smartphone era and forever changed the way we entertain ourselves, access information, travel, and communicate with the world. It’s reasonable to categorize the iPhone as a …

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Steve Jobs talked about building an Apple car seven years ago

November 4th, 2015

On the season premiere of Bloomberg’s ‘Studio 1.0’ this week, Emily Chang had a chance to sit down with current Nest CEO and former Apple executive Tony Fadell to discuss a wide range of topics, from his relationship with Steve Jobs to the influence that Apple had on the way he runs his business today. It’s …

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iPod creator Tony Fadell thinks he can save Google Glass

July 25th, 2015

Though Google Glass debuted with a tremendous amount of hype, the futuristic wearable quickly became the butt of a long-running joke about tech products that no one really wants or needs. Having used Google Glass myself a few times, I can personally attest that the device, while housing incredibly advanced technology, seemed fundamentally pointless.