BBC recently had a chance to sit down with Tony Fadell, largely known as the “father of the iPod” and now the CEO of the thermostat company Nest. The news outlet discusses Fadell’s role inside Apple, how Steve Jobs turned the company around by taking a bet on the iPod and more. But it switches gears a bit when Fadell is asked about the ousting of Scott Forstall — Apple’s former senior vice president of iOS.
“Well, I think we know what happened,” Fadell says. “He got what he deserved and we move on…. I think what happened a few weeks back was deserved and justified.” Fadell’s views don’t necessarily reflect those of all former Apple execs, however. A former senior engineer at Apple suggested that Apple is “eventually doomed” and that the downfall will start with Forstall’s departure.