Former Apple iPod and iPhone hardware development chief Tony Fadell’s Nest Thermostat has been mysteriously removed from Apple’s Retail Stores, it has been reported.

Infinite Loop reports that the Nest thermostat, which went on sale less than a month ago, will still be available through Apple’s Online Store, but Apple Store staff have been informed that the device is being pulled from high-street stores.

The Nest generated lots of media coverage when it first launched in Apple Stores because it strays away from the company’s usual product range. Perhaps Apple has decided it’s not such a big fan of the device after all.

The touch-controlled thermostat can learn your preferred temperatures and daily schedule, adjust the temperature automatically when no one is home, help you learn how to save on energy costs and can be controlled remotely via the web or your iPhone.