Craig Federighi

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Craig Federighi
Nationality American
Alma mater MS and BS University of California, Berkeley
Occupation SVP of Software engineering at Apple Inc

Craig Federighi is the senior vice president of Software Engineering at Apple Inc.[1]

Federighi earned a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.[2]


Previously, Federighi worked at NeXT, where he led development of the Enterprise Objects Framework.[3] After NeXT, he worked briefly for Apple, and then for Ariba, where he was Chief Technology Officer.[4]

Return to Apple[edit]

He returned to Apple in 2009 and led Mac OS X engineering. On March 23, 2011, Federighi succeeded Bertrand Serlet as vice president of Mac Software Engineering at Apple,[5] and on August 27, 2012 he was promoted to senior vice president.[1] On October 29, 2012, upon the announcement of Scott Forstall's departure from Apple, his role was expanded to encompass iOS in addition to Mac Software Engineering.[6]

He was a driving force behind the major 2013 release of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 7. His presentation of OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 at WWDC 2013, Apple's annual developers conference, received highly positive attendee and press attention.

In June 2014, he took to the stage of WWDC 2014 in San Francisco, presenting for most of the two hours,[7][8] introducing OS X Yosemite, iOS 8 and several new development tools for the Apple software platform.


  1. ^ a b "Craig Federighi, Apple’s Vice President of Mac Software Engineering & Dan Riccio, Apple’s Vice President of Hardware Engineering Join Apple’s Executive Team as Senior Vice Presidents". Apple Press Release. 27 Aug 2012. Retrieved 28 Aug 2012. 
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  3. ^ Josh Lowensohn (24 March 2011). "Who is Apple's new Mac guy?". CNET. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Apple Press Info - Craig Federighi". Apple. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bertrand Serlet to Leave Apple". Apple Press Release. Apple. March 23, 2011. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services". Apple Inc. 2012-10-29. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  7. ^ "'Superman' Gave 70% of the Apple Keynote". Mashable. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Craig Federighi may give Apple a new jolt". USA Today. Retrieved 2 June 2014.