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Snippet: The Passing of Katie Cotton ☇

Shared on April 11, 2023

A bit of sad news from last week (via John Gruber):

It is with great sadness that the family of Kathryn Elizabeth Cotton announces her passing. Fondly known to family, friends and all who loved her as Katie. She passed peacefully on Thursday evening, April 6, surrounded by family and close friends. […]

Katie is recognized as one of the most remarkable women in Public Relations and Marketing in Technology. In her role as Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Communications for Apple Inc., she worked most of her 18-year career directly for Steve Jobs. She was a strong and unwavering proponent for the company, helping to elevate its products and brand. […]

If you would like to honor Katie’s life and charitable work, please consider a donation to Pets In Need in Redwood City or SafeSpace in Menlo Park.

Katie Cotton was instrumental at controlling Apple’s narrative through the some of the most transformative times. Tough, but fair, she handled things like the iPod, the shift to Intel processors, the iPhone, the iPad, and (sadly) the decline of Steve Jobs’s health with ease.

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