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Craig Michael Federighi (born May 27, 1969) is the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple Inc.


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]



Federighi worked under Steve Jobs at NeXT, where he led development of the Enterprise Objects Framework.[3] He became an employee of Apple when it acquired NeXT in 1996, but then left in 1999 for the enterprise IT company Ariba, where he was Chief Technology Officer.

Return to Apple[]

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Federighi in 2012.

Federighi returned to Apple in 2009 and led engineering of Mac OS X.[4] 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, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook.[6] 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.[7] Since then, Federighi has become known for his comedic presentations at WWDC along with his "crack marketing team".[8] As of August 2018, he was reported to own more than 412,000 shares of Apple stock, which was worth over US$60 million as of June 2022.[9] Federighi has openly presumed he's "gonna die there.'[10]

Personal life[]

Federighi is married with 4 children.[10] He mentioned his two daughters while demonstrating iOS 16 during the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference.[11]



  1. Apple’s Craig Federighi Is Perfect by Alyssa Bereznak, The Ringer. 2016-06-13.
  2. Redazione (5 June 2014). Federighi, l'italoamericano che cambierà Apple - TechGenius. OverPress.
  3. Josh Lowensohn. "Who is Apple's new Mac guy?", CNET, 24 March 2011. Retrieved on 10 July 2012. 
  4. Apple Leadership - Craig Federighi (en-US). Apple. Retrieved on 2019-04-15.
  5. Bertrand Serlet to Leave Apple. Apple Press Release. Apple Inc. (March 23, 2011). Archived from the original on 24 March 2011.
  6. 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 on 28 Aug 2012.
  7. Apple Announces Changes to Increase Collaboration Across Hardware, Software & Services. Apple Inc. (2012-10-29). Archived from the original on October 29, 2012. Retrieved on 2012-10-29.
  8. At WWDC 22, Apple turns its senior VP Craig Federighi into a superhero by Javed Anwer, India Today. 2022-06-07.
  9. CRAIG FEDERIGHI Insider Trading. Retrieved on 202-06-08.
  10. 10.0 10.1 View from the Top: Craig Federighi by Berkeley Engineering, YouTube. 2019-12-12.
  11. WWDC 2022 - June 6 by Apple, YouTube. 2022-06-06.

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