Apple CEO Tim Cook: New book on company is 'nonsense'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has issued a statement about a new book about the tech giant called, "Haunted Empire," saying it is "nonsense" and fails to capture Apple or former CEO and Co-Founder Steve Jobs.

Here is the full statement:

This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I've read about Apple. It fails to capture Apple, Steve, or anyone else in the company. Apple has over 85,000 employees that come to work each day to do their best work, to create the world's best products, to put their mark in the universe and leave it better than they found it. This has been the heart of Apple from day one and will remain at the heart for decades to come. I am very confident about our future. We've always had many doubters in our history. They only make us stronger.

The book, written by former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane, examines the company's performance since Jobs' death and claims that Apple's best days are behind it.

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The book is based on 200 interviews, including those of current and former executives and business partners.

Following Cook's statement, the book's author issued her own in an email to Re/code.

"For Tim Cook to have such strong feelings about the book, it must have touched a nerve," wrote Kane to Re/code. "Even I was surprised by my conclusions, so I understand the sentiment. I'm happy to speak with him or anyone at Apple in public or private."

Click here to read the full Re/code article.