Apple Vice President Leaves

Sept. 19: Apple announced on June 28 that its chief designer, Jony Ive, will leave the company, and another Apple executive is leaving.
Steve Dowling, Apple’s vice president of communications, will leave Apple next month, according to 9to5mac. According to a Dowling memo, he decided to leave after 16 years at Apple and Phil Schiller would take over.
Steve Dowling, who has been in charge of public relations for 10 years, was chosen by Cook to lead Apple’s communications efforts in 2014. In 2015, Dowling was officially promoted to vice president of communications and reported directly to Cook.
Dowling said in the memo, “Now is the time. After 16 years at Apple, with numerous keynote speeches, product launches and occasional PR crises, I’ve decided it’s time to leave our excellent company.
From today on, Phil Schiller will temporarily manage the communications team, but Dowling will not officially leave Apple until next month to complete the handover.
Dowling said he would take a long rest after leaving office, that is, he was not sure what to do next.
Dowling is the third executive to resign from Apple’s leadership this year. In June, Apple announced that Jony Ive, its design director, would leave this year. Angela Ahrendts, senior vice president of retail, left Apple in April.