Apple’s top vice president for overseeing development of iOS engineering has left the company.
Henri Lamiraux was previously iOS engineering vice president, but according to his LinkedIn profile (pictured below) he has now listed himself as retired. Lamiraux confirmed his depature in an email to 9to5mac.
The decision to step down comes after the launch of iOS 7 for Apple products. The upgrade has not gone down well with many Apple users, with complaints flooding V3 stories on the new iOS 7 operating system. Despite this, over 200 million devices have moved to the new platform.
It appears Lamiraux left after he had overseen the release of iOS 7.0.3, which contained numerous fixes for issues in the original version that he had created, such as problems with iMessage, screen motion and search functionality.
Although this has addressed many issues, V3 readers continue to report problems with their devices, and many are frustrated with Apple for not allowing them to revert to iOS 6. Those on older iPhone 4 devices are particularly frustrated as the new OS is proving too much for older processors to handle.
The decision by Lamiraux to retire follows a major reshuffle of the upper echlons of Apple's management teams last year, which saw the head of the iOS platform in general Scott Forstall leave the company after 15 years.
Management changes have been rapid in recent months at Apple, with the firm hiring Angela Ahrendts, the former chief executive of global fashion brand Burberry, for a new position in its retail team after former Dixons chief John Browett was shown the door at Cupertino last October following a short period at the firm.
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