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