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Steve Jobs vowed revenge on Eric Schmidt over Android

0. phoneArena 20 Oct 2011, 21:46 posted on

A biography about Steve Jobs, which is scheduled to be released on Monday, apparently tells the story of the falling out between Eric Schmidt and Steve Jobs, and how Jobs vowed revenge...

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posted on 20 Oct 2011, 21:47 33

1. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


umadbro?

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 22:06 1

11. sexybear (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)


U Mirn bro, come at me Bro.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 06:10 5

189. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


Michael, I question some of what you have here.

How can you claim that Jobs thought Apple never stole any idea? Wasn't Jobs known for regurgitating the 'great artists steal' quote?

And you say Jobs had a hand in some terrible things, the least of which was this vendetta. Maybe I'm reading that wrong, or the wording is slightly off, but would be the worst of things he had his hand in? I'm not a blind Jobs follower, but it seems you imply that he had a tremendous dark side with your last sentence. Or is that what you meant?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 06:23 1

190. ibap (Posts: 765; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Note that he said "as far as Jobs was concerned", and look up "irony" in the dictionary.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 08:45

193. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


youre right.

i didnt pick up on the ironic tone at first (was first thing in the morning). i also read some of michael's comments down the list here and saw his explanation of this stuff.

i still think these two view points are a bit skewed though.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:37 1

202. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


got to remember, this guy is trying to sell a book and make a buck off a dead guy. Not everything in the book is going to be 100% accurate. This may or may not be.. or it could be a story fluffed up for better dramatic effect.

noone knows but steve and eric

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:47 6

226. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


APPLE SUCKS!

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 11:49 2

258. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)


your post was SO helpful and well thought out that i decided to thumb you...down.

Of course none of this biography is going to be 100% accurate. like people said, he needs to make money and what dead guy is going to argue with him?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:23 9

244. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)


What if Palm asked Steve, "I just want you to stop using our ideas in your phone and claiming them as your own!"

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 19:06

261. Ivan6479 (Posts: 250; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Very well said!!

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 18:34

265. Ray386 (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


I completly agree with you

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 21:49 29

2. Dr.Phil (Posts: 1312; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


Kinda sad since Android is still going stronger than ever...

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:33 8

85. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@drphil. Yes. Thanks to Apple :)

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 07:00 4

191. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I don't see how it is because of apple. I have been with android since the beginning and there was never anything that looked like iOS did.

For the record, I also know that before the iPhone android looked like blackberry but who knows, the project was bought up by google so who knows when they changed it.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 21:24 6

245. NeXoS (Posts: 288; Member since: 03 May 2011)


It's true, it's all thanks to Apple.

They can't innovate anymore, lost Samsung as a supplier, and have resorted to suing their competition over baseless patents.

Thank you Apple!

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 11:50 3

259. Astreo (Posts: 102; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Lost samsung as a supplier? im sorry but do you NOT read the news on here stating that Apple is STILL their largest customer and were in fact negotiating contracts and extensions?

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 18:36

266. Ray386 (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


how is it thanks to apple there is nothing innovative about the iphone at all the software has looked the same for 5 years now with incremental upgrades

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:38 10

59. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


nah hes just a d**k… u dont say steve jobs is an idiot once hes dead… u may hate apple but nobody can deny how intelligent steve jobs was…

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:39 3

62. jacko (unregistered)


u dont have to be intelligent to steal or copy ideas

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:45 9

65. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


like what.. please explain! because what did the mac directly copy? if i remeber righ the apple 2 was the first graphical interface computer… oh right what did the ipod directly copy… oh right what did the orig. iphone directly copy… oh right what did the ipad directly copy…

and just to show u, if he copied all these things, where was the succesful product beforehand that was so great he just had to copy it?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:01 5

73. whatevs (Posts: 18; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I rely on apple computers everyday for my job, and have for the past 13 years. Innovation and perpetual genius continuum! Stability! Performance! And it just so happens that the iphone is a sweet truffle on the side. Yessir.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 15:31 2

224. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ever hear of Xerox?

you realize that Apple pays Nokia a fat amount of its profits per device and a huge lump settlement for all the nokia patent infringements it had.

Apple is a notorious thief. But then, so is everyone else.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 12:07

260. chaitanya.alur (Posts: 6; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


hmm...if all of those are copied..then what happened to the originals..??? and why only apple products are widely accepted and not others..n why they always create new phase and standard in the industry??

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 01:10 1

102. Satya (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


yes thats what exactly Google did, copied ideas..

posted on 24 Oct 2011, 18:49

267. Ray386 (Posts: 8; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


you say google copied the ideas from apple how is that. Andriod looks nothing like an I phone, but what about I phone imessage came from bbm there notification software is a direct copy from android and icloud that is also a correct copy from android. Android has been using cloud services for years now and once again people like you dont realize that most of the technology in a iphone is outdated now a days or copied and when you see it on an android device you say that its copied. When the truth is it all ready existed on these other devices and apple copied them

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 01:11 2

103. Satya (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Aug 2011)


thats exactly what google did, no intelligence so copied ideas..

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 13:04 2

218. catfacepanda (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)


You can't say that one copied the other and not agree that if one did, then they both took from each other. It's a complete idiot statement to even attempt to "protect" an operating system. Ideas come from somewhere, sometimes they are original, and sometimes not. Get over yourselves.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:26 9

82. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)


my apologies if my statement came across the wrong way. Didn't mean to piss anyone off. im just saying Apple is pissed cause Android is a threat.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:37 1

86. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


@revail. Steve was pissed because Google stole a lot of Apple's ideas. Why else would Apple felt betrayed by Eric? Your mentality is twisted. Producing and selling your own cellphone is not stealing. Copying how others made their cellphones, is stealing.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 01:17 8

104. jkapster (Posts: 50; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


The funny thing is that steve jobs said himself "I've been shameless about stealing great ideas...." so why should he be mad if eric did to him what he did to other?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CW0DUg63lqU

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