Tony Fadell on Designing the iPod and iPhone

CHM Live│ Episode 4 │July 18, 2018

Originally hosted at the Computer History Museum on May 10, 2017. For more information about CHM Live, please click here. To register for upcoming events, please check our calendar of events.

Tony Fadell was hired as a contractor to design the first iPod. It was an auspicious beginning — he would go on to lead the hardware development of the first iPhone. He then left Apple to start Nest, a company that designed a connected thermostat. Google bought Nest for $3.2 billion in 2014. In a conversation with Computer History Museum historian , Tony Fadell explores how mobile and internet computing has changed the world in the past decade and what might happen in the next one. Recorded on May 10, 2017.

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The CHM Live podcast brings the best of our events to your ears. We explore the ongoing transformation of computing and its impact on society with everyone from historians and authors to geneticists and military veterans. Hear guests like Tony Fadell, Jack Dorsey, and Sheryl Sandberg discuss historical and current issues in technology, entrepreneurship and innovation, software, and more.

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