Apple iOS exec Henri Lamiraux steps down

Lamiraux tells 9to5Mac that he retired from Apple with the last "couple of weeks," having decided that iOS 7 would be his final release.

Henri Lamiraux LinkedIn profile
LinkedIn/Screenshot by CNET

A top iOS executive has moved on from Apple.

On his LinkedIn profile, Henri Lamiraux has set his status to "retired (iOS Engineering Vice President - Apple)." The departure was first reported by 9to5Mac, which cited the LinkedIn page and an unspecified source but also said that it had received confirmation from Lamiraux via e-mail.

Lamiraux told 9to5Mac that he retired from Apple within the last "couple of weeks," having decided that iOS 7 would be his final release. Apple made iOS 7 available to users in mid-September.

As a top overseer of iOS operations at Apple, Lamiraux had a hand in many areas. According to 9to5 Mac:

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.

Lamiraux had been at Apple for 23 years, according to 9to5Mac.

We've contacted Apple for comment and will update this story with any response.

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