Key Apple Executive Henri Lamiraux Retires After 23 Years

Lamiraux says he retired from Apple “a couple of weeks” ago

Apple has lost another key executive, this time from the iOS division. Henri Lamiraux’s title was “Vice President of Software Engineering  iOS Apps & Frameworks,” which basically meant he ran the iOS show for the Cupertino giant.

Lamiraux reportedly took over Scott Forstall’s responsibilities shortly after the latter’s departure, but not without some help from Craig Federighi, Apple’s software engineering whiz who oversees both the Mac and iOS divisions today.

However, Lamiraux’s departure leaves the iOS division without a key figure, who has had an active role within the company for over two decades. Apple and customers alike will undoubtedly feel his absence, as existing executives will have to take over his work.

The former VP tells 9to5mac that he decided a “little while ago” that iOS 7 would be his last release, suggesting he was not very fond of the way things turned out for Apple’s mobile software. He reportedly resigned two weeks ago.

Many people (mostly the customers) agree that iOS 7 is not the best software upgrade from Apple. Perhaps Lamiraux also feels that things are going downhill. Or maybe he simply wants to spend more time with his family and friends.

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