You could be forgiven, after reading “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs,” for concluding that Apple is on the verge of going belly up. In the new book by Yukari I. Kane, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, the company is depicted as having radically declined after the death of its former impresario.
Under Timothy D. Cook, who took over as chief executive shortly before Steve Jobs died in October 2011, Apple “teeters at the edge of a reckoning,” Ms. Kane writes. Its executives, she adds, “cannot find their own way forward. They are tired. They are uncertain. The well of ingenuity has run dry.”
After the book’s release earlier this week, Mr. Cook said in a statement that it was “nonsense.”
Farhad Manjoo nails Haunted Empire.