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Apple iOS engineering head leaves company after 23 years

updated 04:47 pm EST, Sun November 3, 2013

Head iOS engineer leaves Apple

Henri Lamiraux, Apple's Vice President of Engineering for iOS, has departed the company, it was revealed this weekend. Lamiraux's departure was confirmed on Sunday by 9to5Mac, which reported that the Apple exec had decided "a little while ago" that iOS 7 would be his final release. Lamiraux was reportedly the "head of iOS," having had a significant role in guiding the mobile operating system.

Lamiraux headed up feature implementation for iOS, and he managed bug-fixing and Apple's process for rolling out features to users. Also under his purview was were the iOS frameworks that underpin app development.

He reportedly worked closely with Craig Federighi, who became Apple's Senior Vice President of iOS and OS X. Prior to working with Federighi, Lamiraux reported to Scott Forstall on design, testing, and wireless software.

Lamiraux had been with Apple since 1990, joining on as a Mac software engineer. His name is on multiple important iPhone patents, including the visual voicemail feature that debuted along with Apple's bestselling smartphone. It is as yet unclear who will replace him at the company. Apple has not replied to requests for comment.

by MacNN Staff




  1. mirekamb

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: 11-03-13

    Good. Thats way how he screw the iOS 7 better he will go...

  1. DiabloConQueso

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    Joined: 06-11-08

    Yes, how screw iOS 7 will be leave company for him. Good!

  1. Le Flaneur

    Senior User

    Joined: 10-14-99

    This article demonstrates a new low in the practice of English grammar: you can't "depart" a company, because "to depart" is an intransitive verb. It would be far more correct to write, "Henri Lamiraux, Apple's Vice President of Engineering for iOS, has LEFT the company."

  1. Doodpants

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    Joined: 02-15-11

    Le Flaneur: Have you emailed Merriam Webster to inform them that they incorrectly provide a transitive definition for "depart"? does this also. It's a conspiracy!

  1. Le Flaneur

    Senior User

    Joined: 10-14-99

    The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language lists "depart" as intransitive; so does the OED for this meaning. This is the first time I've seen "depart" used this way.

  1. Spheric Harlot

    Clinically Insane

    Joined: 11-07-99

    I'm continually amazed at the people who appear to have registered accounts solely for the purpose of publicly playing amateur editor.

    Is your email broken, or is it your ego?

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