Apple’s Vice President of iOS Engineering, Henri Lamiraux, has left the company

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Apple’s Vice President of iOS Engineering, Henri Lamiraux, who was with Apple for 23 years, left the company a couple of weeks ago, following the release of iOS 7.0.3.

Lamiraux had decided that he would be retiring after iOS 7 was released publicly. From 9to5Mac:

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’s role became even more significant following the departure of Scott Forstall, with him taking the lead as “head of iOS,” and Craig Federighi managing all software. He started at Apple in 1990 as a Mac software engineer, and worked his way up the managing ladder. He moved to the iPhone team in 2005, when the project started, and was one of the few people who was in the team since the beginning.