Katie Cotton, longtime head of Apple's public relations (PR) team under both the late Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook is has now completed her time at Apple with today being here last day at the company.

It was announced back at the beginning of May that Cotton was set to retire and at the time, both Apple and Cotton commented on the matter to Re/Code:

"Katie has given her all to this company for over 18 years," Apple spokesman Steve Dowling said in a statement. "She has wanted to spend time with her children for some time now. We are really going to miss her." Reached for comment, Cotton told Code/red her decision to leave Apple was among the most difficult of her career. "This is hard for me," she said. "Apple is a part of my heart."

Re/Code has once again highlighted the retirement with Kara Swisher writing up a piece highlighting Katie's career at Apple, well worth a read should you feel so inclined to learn more Katie Cotton and her time at Apple.