Natalie Kerris, who helped spearhead launches including the iPhone, is leaving Apple after 14 years with the company.

With Apple since 2001, Natalie Kerris most served as the Senior Director of Worldwide Corporate Communications, Kerris announced her retirement from the company on Twitter today, alongside a quote from Steve Jobs found on the all of Apple's headquarters.

Kerris' departure follows the retirement last year of long time vice president of public relations, Katie Cotton, and the recent promotion of Steve Dowling to take Cotton's place.

Instrumental in helping plan and coordinate numerous launches, including the iPhone, on behalf of everyone here we want to congratulate her on her retirement and wish her well on whatever she does next!