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Apple's VP of iOS engineering leaves after 23 years with the company

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Apple's VP of iOS engineering leaves after 23 years with the company
Henri Lamiraux, Apple's VP of iOS engineering, has left the company after 23 years. A published report on Sunday confirmed the news, which was first spotted on Lamiraux's Facebook and Linkedin pages. The retired executive had decided to give up the rat race after the release of iOS 7.0.3. Those inside Apple say that Lamiraux was in charge of the applications on iOS and how features were implemented on the platform. He also was charge of fixing bugs and distributing features to consumers.

Before working under the current head of iOS and OS X, Craig Federighi, Lamiraux called Scott Forstall boss. He started at Apple as a Mac software engineer and was moved to iOS in 2005. While at Apple, he was one of the few engineers remaining who had worked on the iPhone project from the beginning.

Appearing in videos at WWDC, and through various chats, Lamiraux became known to many of the developers writing apps for the App Store. In 2012, he gave the keynote address for developers at the annual conference. Without Lamiraux, iOS 8 is already being worked on and is rumored to include new features for the Apple Maps app among other various improvements.

Apple's VP of iOS engineering has left the firm

Apple's VP of iOS engineering has left the firm


source: Linkedin via 9to5Mac

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posted on 03 Nov 2013, 15:43 13

1. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Obviously he gave up cos there were too many bugs too fix on IOS7. Hopefully the said IOS 8 is more competitive; we don't want an Android monopoly. Now speaking of which, where is Jolla Sailfish?

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 16:36 1

5. MrsPotatoHead (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


What you talking about bugs, it's not Apple fault. Apple told me it was my compnay. I have to many issues on my phone as it is, I don't need no one tellling me it's the Apple software.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 16:46 11

8. Gaurav008 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


What are you on about anyway?

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 16:49 1

9. MrsPotatoHead (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


huh... :€

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 21:40

20. mturby (Posts: 243; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


it is ur software

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 16:57 2

10. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)


"Obviously he gave up cos there were too many bugs too fix on IOS7."

..... k

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 04:10

27. ghaniosman (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Jun 2013)


Probably now he's at his farmhouse growing potatoes and tomatoes since after ruining the simplicity and smoothness of iOS across all devices, that was the only work left..

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 15:44 1

2. mturby (Posts: 243; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


Good! Now go to microsoft and help them beat ios,Google wont need u.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 15:45 6

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


No, he'll be talent just wasted at Microsoft. Go work on Tizen, or Sailfish, or Xiaomi, like Hugo Barra.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 22:58

22. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


sailfish looks pretty cool, cant wait for the future of the OS, i just beg they dont get swallowed by another company...

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 15:53 2

4. Slammer (Posts: 1034; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


---"The retired executive had decided to give up the rat race after the release of iOS 7.0.3."---

This is a pretty bold statement coming from an excutive on his way out of a company. Normally, they practice more eloquence. I can only imagine what must be going on behind the corporate walls of Cupertino.

John B.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 16:37 14

6. GrmanR (Posts: 41; Member since: 09 Apr 2013)


Or maybe he just retired because he is old and rich and wants not-to-work?

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 17:22 1

11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5808; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


More like he had enough of the rat race. He probably didn't like the 'new' direction under Ivy and Federaghi, and the last of his options just vested, so no time like the present for him to move on. The 'retired' status is window dressing. In about 12 months (duration of the non compete agreement) he will show up somewhere else in the valley.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 19:02 3

16. Ninetysix (Posts: 1626; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


So when can he actually retire?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 01:52

25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5808; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


He can retire whenever he wants to. He just can't go to work at a competitor until his non-compete period ends. I doubt we have heard the last of Henri.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 18:53 2

15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1626; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Nope..fandroid logic = no such thing as too old to retire.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 20:32 1

19. Slammer (Posts: 1034; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Possibly. But, the tone of the article presents something more underlying. I consider this another internal shake up of descention.

John B.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 21:41

21. mturby (Posts: 243; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


if u r rich, u dont need money. who will leave his beloved job only to njoy something u have had for years?

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 16:46 7

7. dorianb (Posts: 391; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Working for the same company, even Apple, for 23 years you earn the right to go out how you like. Enjoy retirement.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 17:38 11

12. GrapeEyes (Posts: 245; Member since: 01 Sep 2013)


Best time to leave the sinking ship :)

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 18:02 4

13. bucky (Posts: 1446; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Oh ya, definitely sinking...

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 18:13

14. Miracles (Posts: 503; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Is that sarcasm?...really hard to tell on with plain text. Maybe a face emoticon. (-_-))

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 19:28 1

17. bucky (Posts: 1446; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Ofcourse it's sarcasm lolp

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 23:22 1

23. ilia1986 (unregistered)


It is a sinking ship. A ship full of cash, but sinking nevertheless.

Steve once joked "wouldn't it be funny to have a ship that leaked from the top?". Little did he imagine that he would be talking about apple in a few years.

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 19:33 1

18. Mube007 (Posts: 96; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


Join samsung and sue the apple lol

posted on 03 Nov 2013, 23:46

24. lnguyen7186 (Posts: 17; Member since: 30 May 2011)


Apple probably fired hem outright, because for the salary apple paid these guy is a wasted. Maybe now apple can focus on IOS 8 with a new talent and it will be King of the hill once again.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 02:25

26. xfire99 (Posts: 519; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Last time was Apple Maps failure that got peoples kicked and now iOS engineer VP. So this is how Apple treats theirs employees! Tim Cook next? When the stock are falling below 400US mark and then bye bye Timmy boy.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 06:40

28. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


sub standard products and liabilities don't exist in the companies profile. That's how they are the best.

But m just replying to your logic here. That person may have gone for a genuine retirement.

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