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

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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28 Comments

1. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 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

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 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.

8. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

What are you on about anyway?

9. MrsPotatoHead

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

huh... :€

20. mturby unregistered

it is ur software

10. GeekyGene

Posts: 88; Member since: Aug 25, 2013

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

27. ghaniosman

Posts: 78; Member since: Jun 06, 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: Sep 14, 2013

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

22. cc3493

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 06, 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: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 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.

6. GrmanR

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 09, 2013

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

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

So when can he actually retire?

25. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

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

19. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

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

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: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

12. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Best time to leave the sinking ship :)

13. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Oh ya, definitely sinking...

14. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

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

17. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ofcourse it's sarcasm lolp

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.

18. Mube007

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 24, 2013

Join samsung and sue the apple lol

24. lnguyen7186

Posts: 27; Member since: May 30, 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: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 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: Mar 30, 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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