"These are two proud, well-run, different companies."
Schmidt was talking at the Allen and Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho where tech moguls gather annually. Google and Apple used to be very close as CEO Steve Jobs and Schmidt knew each other for decades. In fact, Schmidt was on Apple's board until Google released Android OS and become the iPhone's rival.
In Steve Job's biography, Jobs reportedly said he would "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."
Tim Cook was also at the event while Schmidt was on stage, however Cook was not in the room. Cook instead was grabbing a cup of coffee.
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