Apple's VP of iOS engineering leaves after 23 years with the company
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
source: Linkedin via 9to5Mac
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?
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.
20. mturby (unregistered)
it is ur software
10. GeekyGene (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Aug 2013)
"Obviously he gave up cos there were too many bugs too fix on IOS7."
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..
2. mturby (unregistered)
Good! Now go to microsoft and help them beat ios,Google wont need u.
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.
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...
4. Slammer (Posts: 1125; 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.
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?
11. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; 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.
25. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; 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.
15. Ninetysix (Posts: 1679; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Nope..fandroid logic = no such thing as too old to retire.
19. Slammer (Posts: 1125; 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.
21. mturby (unregistered)
if u r rich, u dont need money. who will leave his beloved job only to njoy something u have had for years?
7. dorianb (Posts: 426; 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.
14. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Is that sarcasm?...really hard to tell on with plain text. Maybe a face emoticon. (-_-))
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.
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.
26. xfire99 (Posts: 570; 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.
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.