Apple Inc. (AAPL) iOS Engineering VP Lamiraux Announces Retirement

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Long-time Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) executive Henri Lamiraux announced his retirement over the weekend. He’s hanging his hat up after 23 years there, having made the decision recently that iOS 7 would be the last Apple project he would work on, reports 9to5Mac.

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Lamiraux’s time at Apple

Lamiraux has been vice president for iOS Apps and Engineering. He was in charge of oversight for development and distribution as well as fixing bugs with iOS and building app frameworks for iOS. His direct report had been senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi, who now heads up iOS and OS X. As a result, Lamiraux had even more responsibilities in connection with iOS.

The executive started out as a software engineer for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s Mac operating system, which was later renamed OS X. After ten years there, he became a manager for OS X and then went on to become engineering director for the department in 2004. A year later, he began working on iOS instead, focusing on the Apps and Frameworks division as software engineering director. Then in 2009, he became the department’s vice president.

Lamiraux joints the Apple exodus

At this point it’s still too early to know who will replace Lamiraux, but he’s not the only one who has announced recently that he is leaving Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Vice president Doug Field announced that he was leaving the company to go to Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). George Blankenship, who headed up sales at Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and designed the Apple Store, also left to go to Tesla where he designed the signature appearance of the Tesla showrooms. Also patent licensing chief Boris Teksler left earlier this year, and late last year a number of key executives involved in the Apple Maps debacle also departed.

Unlike others who have left recently, however, Lamiraux is actually retiring rather than simply going to another company like Tesla.

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