"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.