Steve Jobs Declared 'Holy War' on Google

Steve Jobs Declared 'Holy War' on Google

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The new Apple vs. Samsung trial has unearthed emails from Steve Jobs which reveal the competition with Google and Android wasn't just business for Jobs, it was a 'holy war', reports the WSJ.

The emails were disclosed by Samsung’s lawyers as the two companies offered opening arguments in the latest round of the long-running feud between Apple and Samsung in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif. In an October 2010 email to Apple’s 100 top employees ahead of an annual retreat, Jobs outlined discussion points for the meeting, including “2011: Holy War with Google.”

Jobs said, “Apple is in danger of hanging on to old paradigm for too long (innovator’s dilemma)” and “Google and Microsoft are further along on the technology” to synchronize user data and media across devices and lock customers into their ecosystem. Jobs continued, saying that Apple “needed to catch up to Android where we are behind” citing “notifications, tethering and speech” as key areas to work on. He also noted that Apple could leapfrog Android with features like Siri.

Samsung is highlighting this information at trial to suggest that Apple's real fight is with Google, not Samsung. Apple lawyer Harold McElhinny said, “Don’t be misled by that. This case is not about Google.”

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Steve Jobs Declared 'Holy War' on Google

Steve Jobs Declared 'Holy War' on Google
AaronL - April 4, 2014 at 10:34am
Innovation is dead. Lets just get on with things.
K - April 4, 2014 at 10:46am
Half of the moronic gimmicking about that bullshit makes them look retarded, keep joining bandwagons dude. Have you ever paid attention to Mac Pro?
AaronL - April 4, 2014 at 12:59pm
Mac Pro for what it is, performance in a cylinder design thingy. Although it's pretty much propriety and expensive to run or even buy for. The Lightning Ports or whatever it's called, is a bit exorbitant when compared to rival technology. Still who am I to get in the way of progress? I would like a build a custom PC based on near-enough the same specification of a Mac Pro. Not because it's to prove a point about cost because I think they nearly have a perfect PC besides the propriety nature and cost of components.
M!Do Space - April 2, 2014 at 6:28pm
Exactly, and Apple now is considers making iTunes available for Android! It's just like making Flash available for iOS! Please people respect the memory of this great man! -_-
Crack Slack - April 2, 2014 at 6:59pm
Its what users want but may find a better is than iOS, soooo...
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