Steve Jobs - Chapter 39: New Battles Summary & Analysis

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During the iPhone’s development, Google CEO Eric Schmidt was on the Apple board. Not long after this, Google released their mobile operating system, Android. Jobs only spoke out about this, but after an HTC (brand) phone included multi-touch functionality into the operating system, Jobs threatened to sue. Beyond the fact that Jobs thought that Google stole from Apple, he also did not like Android because it was an open platform. Bill Gates spoke out about this, saying that it was foolish for Apple to continue with their closed digital ecosystem.

Jobs also created guidelines for iOS. For example, applications using Adobe’s flash were not allowed, nor were viruses or pornography. Jobs would often rebuttal against angry customer emails complaining about these restrictions. Apple also ran into a few business hiccups after a Gizmodo reporter found and reported on a lost...

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