Bloomberg BusinessWeek has posted an in depth look at Apple's war on Android.
In the last 18 months of his life, Jobs, who died on Oct. 5 at age 56, was obsessed with crushing Android. He explained to his authorized biographer, Walter Isaacson, that the litigation against device manufacturers was meant to communicate an unmistakable message: "Google, you fking ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off. Grand theft." Jobs swore he would "spend my last dying breath" and "every penny" in Apple's coffers "to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go to thermonuclear war on this."
One problem with nuclear attacks, even those of the metaphoric variety, is that the targets may retaliate with nukes of their own. That is precisely what has happened. For every Apple allegation, a rival has countered that Apple is not as uniquely innovative as Jobs liked to boast. To the contrary, Samsung, Motorola, and others insist that some of Apple's most valuable patents-such as those protecting the minimalist design of the iPhone and iPad-were never valid in the first place.
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