I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this. – Steve Jobs

“When Steve Jobs famously declared his intent to ‘go thermonuclear war’ on Google, you could almost feel the vitriol behind the words,” Steve Tobak writes for FOXBusiness. “What so incensed Jobs wasn’t just the theft of Apple’s family jewels – the iPhone’s intellectual property – but a deep betrayal by Google’s leaders: Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin.”

“While the ensuing patent war between the two technology giants is bound to keep teams of litigators rolling in dough for years to come, it’s clear that Jobs let what he thought were executives of a noncompeting company into the Apple fold,” Tobak writes. “It’s also clear that, after Schmidt joined Apple’s board of directors, Android magically evolved from a BlackBerry-like device with a physical keypad into essentially an iPhone clone with a virtual keypad and multitouch display.”

“Right up until the Federal Trade Commission forced him off Apple’s board in 2009, Schmidt maintained that Google was not really a competitor to Apple’s iPhone. Of course, Google followed Apple’s next breakthrough device, the iPad, with Android tablets which, presumably, weren’t competitors either,” Tobak writes. “You just can’t make this stuff up.”

Tobak writes, “Besides having founders and top executives with the ethical flexibility to stab one of its closest partners in the back with a classic bait-and-switch while disingenuously attempting to maintain a superior moral high ground, there’s even more evidence that Google is the most evil tech company since Microsoft was, back in the day.”

Much more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Common misunderstanding: It’s not “do no evil,” it’s “do know evil.”

Here’s what Google’s Android looked like before and after Apple’s iPhone:

Google Android before and after Apple iPhone

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Scott M." for the heads up.]

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