The Associated Press succeeded in getting an early copy of the “Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs’ Biography” and they have shared some interesting points with us.
One of the interesting pointers we notices was Steve Jobs’ reaction to when HTC introduced their Android phone in 2010. This phone shared many features that were then already present in the iPhone. Jobs told Isaacson in an expletive-laced rant that Google’s actions amounted to “grand theft.”
“I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
He goes on to say:
“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.”
We hear that Jobs had a meeting with Google’s Eric Schmidt later after that comment and he told him that he is not looking for money, instead Jobs said, “I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.” This strong attitude against Android now explais all the lawsuits that we have been seeing Apple file against HTC and Samsung.
As we have been following the lawsuits and they resulted in both outcomes for and against both companies.