Tony Fadell's latest creation, the Nest Learning Thermostat, may soon be sold in Apple retail locations. Both iLounge and 9to5Mac have individually confirmed via separate sources that the Nest Learning Thermostat will be sold in Apple store for the same $249 that Nest sells the device for on their own site.
These reports aren't much of a stretch of the imagination as Tony Fadell is a former Apple employee often credited with a critical role in the creation of the original iPod. Fadell left Apple and began working on the Nest. Nest is a thermostat which learns based upon user habits and features the iconic wheel based interface which is reminiscent of that which Fadell utilized on the iPod.
It isn't often that the technology world slows down to notice a thermostat. The Nest Learning Thermostat has been available for over a year and is already available in some retail locations such as Lowe's and Best Buy where they have been reported to consistently sell out.
The Nest has also been the target a lawsuit between Nest and Honeywell, a long term major thermostat market player. The lawsuit is based upon Honeywell claiming that Nest violates their patents. Tony Fadell has publicly claimed that Honeywell is "worse than a patent troll" and that they are abusing their patents to muscle out innovation in the thermostat market.