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Steve Jobs Vowed to Spend His 'Last Dying Breath' Destroying Android

Steve Jobs Vowed to Spend His 'Last Dying Breath' Destroying Android

Posted October 21, 2011 at 6:29am by iClarified
Quotes from the Steve Jobs biography reveal how upset the Apple CEO was with Google's launch of Android and that Jonathan Ive had 'more operation power' at Apple than anyone, according the Associated Press.

Jobs was reportedly livid that HTC released an Android device which feature many of the popular features of the iPhone. Apple sued, and Jobs told Isaacson in an expletive-laced rant that Google's actions amounted to "grand theft."

"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," Jobs said. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."


At a meeting with Eric Schmidt in Palo Alto, Calif., cafe, Jobs told Schmidt that he wasn't interested in settling the lawsuit.

"I don't want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won't want it. I've got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want." The meeting, Isaacson wrote, resolved nothing.

Jobs also reveals how much influence Jonathan Ive, Apple's design chief, was given at the company. Jobs called him his "spiritual partner".

He told Isaacson that Ive had "more operation power" at Apple than anyone besides Jobs himself - that there's no one at the company who can tell Ive what to do. That, says Jobs, is "the way I set it up."


In the book Jobs reveals that the name for Apple came to him as he was trying various diets, including one of fruits and vegetables. While on one of his fruitarian diets Jobs had just returned from an apple farm and thought the name sounded "fun, spirited and not intimidating."

According to the book, Steve Jobs gave up Christianity at age 13 when he saw starving children on the cover of a Life magazine. He asked his Sunday school pastor whether God knew what would happened to him and consequently never went back. He did study Zen Buddhism later.

You can pre-order the biography from here for $17.88. It's scheduled for release on October 24th. Much more at the link below...

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True
True - October 22, 2011 at 1:20am
RIP your were A fantastic inventor but you should of believed in God and Jesus Christ. Rip
True
True - October 22, 2011 at 4:10am
Yup
Nobo1
Nobo1 - October 22, 2011 at 2:54pm
he did believe in god, just not Christian god :-)
Breix
Breix - October 22, 2011 at 12:37am
This guy is good.. Up to the last days of his life on earth.. You gotta give it that..
gringo
gringo - October 21, 2011 at 5:49pm
And, Android is winning since it's growing faster than iOS and it's already bigger than iOS!!! RIP Steve...
6italia0
6italia0 - October 22, 2011 at 4:35am
To be honest, standard basic iOS is absolute garbage. The only reason I chose the iPhone as my personal favorite is because of jailbreaking. Without cydia, the iPhone is absolutely useless to me in almost every way. Android phones are cool and all, but there is nothing unique about them because there are so many of them that all do the same thing and rooting them doesn't give it much justice either, astro I guess, but still rooting just lets you make the phone do what other android phones do, but no actual tweaks or user based preferences. Jailbroken iOS allows me to do everything I want my phone to do. jailbreaking is also why I use mac and not windows since most jailbreaking software is made for mac and the OS is much more user friendly and proves 10X more useful for the type of work that I do. But for others it may be different, but this is just my opinion
Alex
Alex - October 21, 2011 at 11:57am
"Stop using our ideas". How about notification bar rip off. very original. may be he asked siri which part of android we can take as revenge.
Russell
Russell - October 21, 2011 at 7:33am
"I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want." Waa waa!
Nobo1
Nobo1 - October 21, 2011 at 7:06am
stole GUI from xerox? was it patented ? no therefore it was freely available...
gringo
gringo - October 21, 2011 at 5:54pm
Well, technically it was copied. GUI and mouse weren't Steve's original ideas.
boreddrummer
boreddrummer - October 21, 2011 at 7:15pm
he isn't credited with having invented the GUI or the mouse, as any literature on the matter will tell you, he is famous for popularising these things not inventing them.
Andrews
Andrews - October 21, 2011 at 6:47am
How is this new? We all know android is a bad copy of the iPhone.
6italia0
6italia0 - October 22, 2011 at 4:36am
Highly agreed
bibby
bibby - October 22, 2011 at 8:05am
Agreed :)
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