Apple’s App Store Developer Relations Head Ron Okamoto Retires

by Emily on March 23, 2021

in Apple, Tech News

Ron Okamoto, the developer relations head of Apple, has reportedly retired. A marketing executive shall take his place. He has worked at Apple for a good 20 years.

Ron Okamoto has been at Apple since 2001 and was directly hired by Steve Jobs as vice president of developer relations, according to a Bloomberg report by Mark Gurman. Okamoto’s role entails overseeing app review, supported developers in general, and other things including handling the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).

“Ron Okamoto was hired by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2001 as vice president of developer relations after previously serving as an executive at Adobe Inc. At Apple, Okamoto helped oversee the app-review process and policies, distribution of tools to build and sell apps, forums and technical developer support, the annual WWDC conference, awards for developers, and developer communications.”

The role will then be passed on to Susan Prescott, a “respected Apple marketing executive” who runs the marketing for the tech giant’s apps, services and enterprise initiatives. She has been with the company since 2003.

Bloomberg says that Okamoto’s exit from Apple, which has already occurred, was first revealed by court filings related to the Apple vs Epic Games battle. Okamoto shall be testifying on behalf of Apple in that court case.

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Janet Reese March 24, 2021 at 11:43

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