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Speaking at the Royal Institute, Isaacson suggested that the situation was identical to that of Apple vs. Microsoft in the 80s, when Bill Gates ripped off the Mac’s GUI and licensed it to the likes of Dell, Compaq, and IBM. Ultimately, “Microsoft ended up being dominant,” he said.

Talking about iOS, the underlying software of Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Isaacson said “It’s almost copied verbatim by Android. And then they license it around promiscuously. And then Android starts surpassing Apple in market share, and this totally infuriated him. It wasn’t a matter of money. He said: ‘You can’t pay me off, I’m here to destroy you’.”

Isaacson also said that Tim Cook, Apple’s current CEO, “will settle that lawsuit.”


Ra's al Ghul: Justice is balance. You burned my house and left me for dead. Consider us even.

Where did Steve Jobs' anger lead him?

To an early grave.

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