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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.

Article Link: Key iOS Engineering Executive Henri Lamiraux Retires from Apple
 

kunai

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Jun 3, 2013
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When your "modern" OS redesign causes instrumental people to leave...

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

Enough said.
 

mathcolo

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This thread will probably result in a ton of iOS 7 bashing...but that aside...great guy. All the best to him :apple:
 

TTile

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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.
 

kunai

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Jun 3, 2013
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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.

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

:rolleyes:
 

Ca$hflow

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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.
 

rei101

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Dec 24, 2011
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Well... life well spent! time to retire =)

Enjoy life my friend.

But I hate IOS7 big time and I won't update.
 

Doctor Q

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Happy retirement, Henri. We programmers will be using the frameworks you created for a long time to come.
 

TTile

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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:
 

Rogifan

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I'd say after 23 years he deserves retirement. 23 years is a long time to be with one company.
 

k995

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Jan 23, 2010
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Oh common all the comments about ios 7

He's french , been working for 35 40 years and in his late 50's early 60's . Quite normal to retire then in europe .
 

tbrand7

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Enough bashing iOS 7! It's been released! You have to deal with that. Over and done with. How about we get excited about the new product categories that will be coming from apple in 2014 instead of wasting all our time and energy bashing the latest OS?
 

ric275

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Well... life well spent! time to retire =)

Enjoy life my friend.

But I hate IOS7 big time and I won't update.

Just out of interest, how long have you been an iOS user? I have found that the people who hate iOS 7 tend to be the people who hadn't 'had enough' of iOS 6 yet…
 

BC2009

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Jul 1, 2009
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When your "modern" OS redesign causes instrumental people to leave...

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

Enough said.

You should get your account deleted for such an unreasonable comment.
 

verpeiler

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May 11, 2013
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Oh common all the comments about ios 7

He's french , been working for 35 40 years and in his late 50's early 60's . Quite normal to retire then in europe .

Most people retire at 60+... in fact, in most countries you have to be around 63-65 to get your full retirement pension.
 
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