Key iOS Engineering Executive Henri Lamiraux Retires from Apple

iOS engineering vice president Henri Lamiraux has retired from Apple after 23 years with the company. His retirement last month is mentioned on his LinkedIn profile and was confirmed by Lamiraux himself to 9to5Mac.

He says that he retired from Apple a "couple of weeks" ago, following the release of iOS 7.0.3. Lamiraux decided a "little while ago" that iOS 7 would be his last release.

Sources within Apple's iOS division say Lamiraux is respected and he was in charge of developing the applications that come with iOS. The executive also led feature-implementation across the operating system, and he managed both bug-fixing processes and feature distribution to consumers. He also managed the frameworks within the operating system that power features and allow developers to build applications.

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Lamiraux joined Apple in 1990, spending ten years as a Mac OS and later OS X software engineer before being promoted into more senior positions. He moved over to iOS in late 2005, more than a year before the original iPhone was shown to the public, and served in several managerial roles, culminating with his being named Vice President of Software Engineering for iOS Apps and Frameworks in September 2009.

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TTile Avatar
98 months ago
When your "modern" OS redesign causes instrumental people to leave...

...you know it's been FUBAR'd.

Enough said.

Or, you know, the guy didn't want to work the rest of his life and wanted to actually enjoy the money he earned while at Apple.
Score: 81 Votes (Like | Disagree)
o0smoothies0o Avatar
98 months ago
Well... life well spent! time to retire =)

Enjoy life my friend.

But I hate IOS7 big time and I won't update.
He isn't going to read your comment, and no one cares that you hate it and won't upgrade, just saying.
Score: 44 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Retrofire Avatar
98 months ago
When your "modern" OS redesign causes instrumental people to leave...
...you know it's been FUBAR'd.

Enough said.
Your assumption is unfounded.

Enough said.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ca$hflow Avatar
98 months ago
When your "modern" OS redesign causes instrumental people to leave...

...you know it's been FUBAR'd.

Enough said.

Article said he retired after 23 years of service not because he was unhappy about iOS 7. God I'm sure he was unhappy with with Mac OS before OS X was developed. With your logic he would have quit then.

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Yeah, that's why he decided "a little while back" that iOS 7 would be his last release.

:rolleyes:

Most people I work with plan to retire in X years and tell everyone. That way the company can plan a replacement.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mathcolo Avatar
98 months ago
This thread will probably result in a ton of iOS 7 bashing...but that aside...great guy. All the best to him :apple:
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TTile Avatar
98 months ago
Yeah, that's why he decided "a little while back" that iOS 7 would be his last release.

:rolleyes:

Yes, because he wanted to end his career with one last, great project. If he thought iOS7 was going to be awful he would have ended it at iOS6...

:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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