Tim Cook on Android Litigation: 'I Highly Prefer to Settle'

Tim Cook on Android Litigation: 'I Highly Prefer to Settle'

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Apple CEO Tim Cook told analysts that he hates litigation and would highly prefer to settle on the company's Q2 2012 financial call today, reports The Verge. "I've always hated litigation, and I continue to hate it," said Cook.

Apple "wants people to invent their own stuff" and "if we could get to some kind of arrangement where we could be assured that that's the case, I highly prefer to settle versus battle."

However, he remained adamant that "the key thing is that Apple not become the developer for the world... we need people to invent their own stuff."

In comparison, Steve Jobs said "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."

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Tim Cook on Android Litigation: 'I Highly Prefer to Settle'
6italia0 - April 25, 2012 at 5:09am
"we want people to invent their own stuff"....Really? are you fucking on me right now?!?!? wtf do you think people use cydia for? if thats what apple really wanted then they would open up their closed minds to the real apple devs (cydia developers) and work with them since their the only reason IOS is still a leading mobile OS instead of stealing all of their ideas, their is no limit to what IOS could become. Put it this way, what we know as jailbroken IOS 5 today will become IOS 6 later. Apple really needs to quit their hypocritical bulshit as that is why people hate apple as a company. I personally hate apple myself, however, I use their products simply because they are the best, it just sucks that such amazing products come from such a shitty company
Your-Moma - April 25, 2012 at 9:05am
Dude apple in no way should collaborate with cydia -- cydia should go n create their own OS an have the dodgy apps their
David - April 25, 2012 at 5:08pm
"This is why people hate Apple as a company." What a load of crap. Sure some people hate Apple (most notably some Australian arses who post on this site), just like any company. For the most part, however, Apple is clearly one of the more beloved companies, both in the US and internationally. So forget all the bullshit. And collaborate with Cydia? You're crazy. No way would they, nor should they, do such a thing. I love Cydia, but such a collaboration will never happen.
Russell - April 25, 2012 at 4:56am
Here's one that apple settled. But they don't want you to know about it.... ..........Looks like Apple paid off victim of ham-handed iPhone search.......... It would seem that the missing iPhone prototype wasn't "priceless," after all. Apple has apparently reached an out-of-court settlement to keep a San Francisco man from suing the company over what his attorney -- and virtually everyone else -- called an "outrageous" warrantless search of the man's home, car and computer last summer by two Apple employees accompanied by four city police officers..........http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/looks-apple-paid-victim-ham-handed-iphone-search
Your-Moma - April 25, 2012 at 9:07am
BS.... Now way did they identify themselves as apple employees
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