Apple PR chief Katie Cotton retiring

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Apple’s vice president of worldwide corporate communications Katie Cotton is retiring, Re/Code reports. The PR maven has worked at Apple for almost two decades, and she’s long been one of the most powerful, important figures at the image-conscious company. “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.”

Cotton told Re/Code the decision was a difficult one. “This is hard for me,” she said. “Apple is a part of my heart and soul.”

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Phil Dzikiy

Phil Dzikiy was the Editor-in-Cheif at iLounge. He mostly edited and oversaw all site editorial content, managed staff and freelancers, made the final call on product review grades and awards, and led online coverage of all Apple events and live coverage of the International CES in 2015.