Tony Fadell, who was instrumental to the creation of the iPod, believes Apple should tackle the issue of smartphone addiction.
Tony Fadell, second from the left, alongside Steve Jobs and other Apple executives following the original iPhone announcement in 2007 In an editorial with Wired UK, the former Senior Vice President of the iPod division said Apple can solve the problem at the software level by „empowering users to understand more about how they use their devices.“
„To do this, it should let people track their digital activity in detail and across all devices,“ said Fadell. „You should be able to see exactly how you spend your [...]
iPod father Tony Fadell has been making the rounds in the days ahead of the anniversary of the first iPhone’s launch, which is today, June 29. In two new interviews with Bloomberg Businessweek and Reuters shared today, Fadell continued reminiscing about Apple history by discussing the iPhone’s „disaster“ of a business model over the first year, his view on how the Amazon Echo compares to Apple’s creation of the iPod, and his doubt of the self-driving automobile industry.
After a little over one year on the market, Apple had sold ten million iPhones, but Fadell recalled an initially bumpy road for sales of the company’s first smartphone. [...]
Over the past few weeks, former Apple executives that originally led the team behind the iPhone’s creation have been reminiscing about the time before the smartphone’s debut, which will see its tenth birthday tomorrow, June 29. The latest interview has been posted by Wired, with „father of the iPod“ Tony Fadell discussing the multiple prototypes of the original iPhone, Apple’s attempt to create a touchscreen MacBook, the poorly received collaboration between Apple and Motorola in the Rokr, and more.
Addressing the „many different origin stories for the iPhone,“ Fadell pointed out that such stories were the result of Apple’s [...]