Despite what was reported a couple of days ago, it appears that former iPod division VP Tony Fadell did not, in fact, purchase the red Mac Pro or gold EarPods at auction. Yesterday, Fadell corrected the assumption that he had, while not revealing the actual owner out of respect for their privacy, on Twitter:
To be clear, I'm not the owner of either. The real owner will reveal themselves if they so choose.
It appears that Fadell was simply admiring the work of Jony Ive and Mark Newson.
Source: Tony Fadell on Twitter