During her nearly two decades at Apple, Cotton served as gatekeeper to company co-founder Steve Jobs and current CEO Tim Cook, and guided the media narrative around pretty much everything from the iMac to the iPad. She’s long been among the company’s most powerful executives and played a key role in shaping the mystique and exclusivity surrounding the Apple brand. Her departure from Apple is a milestone.
Recode is reporting that today is Cotton's last day at the company, as she has officially retired from the company. Cotton was often in charge of keeping the company's PR operations tightly sealed and had a key role in the company's presentations and keynotes. While she is officially no longer in the company, it is safe to assume she had some input in Monday's keynote presentation.