David Tupman, VP of iPhone and iPod Engineering, Has Left Apple


Apple’s David Tupman, vice president of iPhone and iPod engineering let Apple at the end of 2011, reports say. Tupman, who has been a part of Apple for over a decade, was likely a big part of Apple’s team.

Tupman played a major role in the development and subsequent success of every iPod that has been released since the device launched. He also joined the iPhone team with development of that product began. According to 9to5Mac, Tupman’s name appears on around 70 Apple patents for technologies such as power and battery life management, noise-cancelling earbuds and more.

A successor has not yet been named, but it’s said that the company is actively looking for a replacement for Tupman. Some say that possible choices include Apple VP of iPhone and iPod Design Steve Zadesky or Vic Alessi, director of iPod and iPhone engineering.

Yeah. There are a heck of a lot of people at Apple. That’s success.

[Via 9to5Mac]


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