Craig Federighi Biography
Craig Federighi is an American Engineer who is Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. He oversees the development of iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and Apple’s common operating system engineering teams.
Federighi’s teams are responsible for delivering the software at the heart of Apple’s products, including the user interface, applications and frameworks.
Craig Federighi Age
Federighi was born on May 27, 1969 in Alameda, California, United States. He is 53 years old as of 2022.
Craig Federighi Height
Federighi stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall.
Craig Federighi Family
Federighi is orivate about his personal life and he has not revealed any details abaout his parents not if he has any siblings.
Craig Federighi Wife
Craig is a married man, he has been married since 2014 and togther they have four children.
Craig Federighi Net Worth
Federighi has an estimated net worth of at least $150 Million dollars. He owns over 47,796 units of Apple stock worth over $81,656,052 and over the last 7 years he sold AAPL stock worth over $68,287,239.
Craig Federighi Salary
Craig earns an annual salary of $227,000 at Apple.
Craig Federighi Education
Federighi attended Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California. He then 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.
Craig Federighi Career
Craig Federighi worked under Steve Jobs at NeXT, where he led development of the Enterprise Objects Framework. Federighi joined Apple when it acquired NeXT in 1996, but then left it in 1999 for the enterprise IT company Ariba, where he was Chief Technology Officer.
Return to Apple
Federighi returned to Apple in 2009 and led macOS engineering. On March 23, 2011, he succeeded Bertrand Serlet as vice president of Mac Software Engineering at Apple, and on August 27, 2012 he was promoted to senior vice president, reporting to CEO Tim Cook.
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. As of September 2016, Craig Federighi is reported to own more than 500,000 shares of Apple stock worth about US$58 million.
Public image/Hair Force One
Within the community of Apple users and developers, Craig Federighi is known for his energetic presentations of new Apple software, frequently featuring absurdist humor such as references to his somewhat bouffant hair, use of new software features to organize events such as office karaoke parties and camping trips, and his claimed love of the band Rush.
He has some notable nicknames around Apple, such as “Hair Force One”. Additionally, Apple CEO Tim Cook has called him “Superman”.
Federighi’s first appearance onstage during a major Apple event was at WWDC 2009, where he helped Bertrand Serlet introduce Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Federighi made another appearance during 2010’s ‘Back to the Mac’ presentation, showing off Mac OS X Lion.
Federighi introduced iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks at Apple’s WWDC 2013 developer conference, and iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014. At WWDC 2015, he delivered most of Apple’s 2-hour main opening-day presentation, introducing iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 “El Capitan”, and revealing plans to release Apple’s new programming language Swift as an open-source project. In September 2015, Federighi demoed 3D Touch in the new iPhone 6S.
At WWDC 2016, he introduced iOS 10 and macOS 10.12 “Sierra” and said that the 15-year-old OS X would be rebranded as “macOS” in tune with the naming scheme used for tvOS, iOS, and watchOS. Federighi emphasized the use of widgets on the iOS lock screen and announced new APIs for Siri and iMessage that would be open to all developers.
At an Apple Special Event in September 2017, he faced controversy after initially failing to properly demo the Face ID feature on the iPhone X. Consequently, people became skeptical about the reliability of Face ID. Apple stated that before the event, some Apple employees had inadvertently triggered Face ID on one of the demonstration phones, causing it to prompt for a passcode when Federighi attempted to unlock it.