Leander Kahney

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Leander Kahney (born 25 November 1965) is a technology writer and author. He is a former managing editor, and previously a senior reporter, at Wired News, the online sister publication of Wired.[1]


He is also the author of five books centered on the subculture surrounding Apple products, as well as the company itself: The Cult of Mac, Cult of iPod (ISBN 1-886411-83-2), Inside Steve's Brain, Jony Ive — The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, and Tim Cook - The Genius Who Took Apple To The Next Level.

Kahney is currently best known for his role as editor and publisher of a popular Apple-centric blog, also titled Cult of Mac. As a prominent writer on Apple- and Mac-related topics, Kahney was once theorized (incorrectly) to be the identity of Fake Steve Jobs.[2]

Leander has worked for many other publications, including: MacWeek as a senior reporter, Scientific American, The Observer and The Guardian in London. Working as a newspaper reporter in the UK, he covered amongst other things, the war in former Yugoslavia.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Hamilton Nolan (1 January 2009). "Wired.com 'Gutted' in Conde Layoffs". Gawker.com. Retrieved 15 September 2009.
  2. ^ Nick Denton (11 May 2007). "The unmasking of Fake Steve Jobs". Valleywag. Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 15 September 2009.