10. Tech Execs Faddell, Papermaster Leave Apple
Tony Fadell, the technical guru behind the iPhone, iPod and other breakthrough products, left Apple in March after nine years as an employee and consultant.
Apple revealed in November 2008 that Fadell was stepping down and that the company had tapped 25-year IBM veteran Mark Papermaster to take over as senior vice president of devices hardware engineering. IBM sued Apple to block the move, but the two sides settled the issue in January 2009. Papermaster left Apple in August of this year in the wake of the Antennagate mess and has since surfaced at Cisco.