Jobs Plots To 'Destroy' Android
Walter Isaacson released his biography of Steve Jobs in October 2011, just a few weeks after the late Apple CEO passed away. It provided a glimpse into Jobs’ early days a student, his travels to India and his time at the helm of Apple. It also revealed his not-so-nice thoughts on Google, literally putting in writing the growing tension between the Android and iOS camps.
Jobs, in his interviews with Isaacson, said Android was a rip-off of the iPhone and swore passionately to make that point clear in court. His admission made the Apple-Google breakup seem more real -- and more ugly -- than ever.
"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 told Isaacson. "I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."