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Monday, November 04, 2013

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

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