Yukari Iwatani Kane

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Based on over two hundred interviews with current and former executives, business partners, Apple watchers and others, Haunted Empire is an illuminating portrait of Apple today that offers clues to its future. With nuanced insights and colorful details that only a seasoned journalist could glean, Kane goes beyond the myths and headlines.  She explores Tim Cook’s leadership and its impact on Jobs’s loyal lieutenants, new product development, and Apple’s relationships with Wall Street, the government, tech rivals, suppliers, the media, and consumers.


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Reviews for Haunted Empire

One of the most important business stories of our time. Kane brings us inside Apple at this critical moment with great insight and unparalleled reporting.
— Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs
This well-paced, vividly detailed narrative reveals the machine surrounding the Jobsian ghost at Apple and brings the company’s high-flying mythology down to earth.
— Publishers Weekly
— Tim Cook, CEO, Apple
Well-reported...confidently written...’Haunted Empire’ adds to the deep reporting over the last few years into Chinese labor conditions.
— The New York Times


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