> Apple does not have the monopoly position that Microsoft has, which changes things a bit.
But they are trying to get into such a position by any means necessary.
Just consider the vile words of late Steve Jobs:
> "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."
I have a lot of Apple products at home (not personally mine) and I did play with several Android devices. Similar in some ways? Sure (which computer isn't similar to another?). Android a complete copy of iOS or OSX? Absolutely not. Complete rubbish. That's just Apple being mean, arrogant and greedy.
I think these words by late Steve Jobs best describe it:
> "I don't want your money. If you offer me $5bn, 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."
A bit rich for someone that used open source BSD to revive their dying OS line.
Oh and weren't patents all about getting the ideas into the open?
PS. Apple recently topped the world list of most valuable companies. And yet, that's not enough for them. The still want more.