Twenty years ago, then Apple CEO Steve Jobs took over Ron Okamoto from Adobe. Okamoto, who served as the company’s vice president of developer relations, later served in the creation of the Apple App Store.
It has been announced that Okamoto, who has been with Apple for many years, has recently retired. It is striking that this divorce took place shortly before Apple will go to court for the App Store.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman revealed Okamoto’s departure. Okamoto, one of the possible witnesses in the App Store trial, is also described on file as “a former vice president for global developer affairs.”
Susan Prescott took over from Okamoto, according to Bloomberg. Prescott, one of the product marketing executives, has been one of the company’s public figures since 2015.
Although Okamoto is no longer concerned with Apple-developer relationships, he is expected to testify in court for 1 hour. Okamoto’s statement mentions that he will address issues such as App Store policies, business model, and changes in the application software industry.