Unearthed email shows Jobs saw battle with Android as a ‘holy war’


As we’ve noted in the past, Apple’s patent spat is about much more than money — it’s very personal to the company. Reuters legal reporter Dan Levine brings us word that at the latest Apple-Samsung patent trial, Samsung attorney Bob Quinn presented an email sent by late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs back in 2010 that declared Apple was in a “holy war” with Google over the future of mobile computing and worried that Apple might lose its position as the dominant player in the smartphone market. Quinn revealed the email as part of his argument that Apple is really trying to attack Google’s Android operating system and not Samsung. We’ve heard in the past that Jobs had vowed “thermonuclear war” against Google for what he saw as a “stolen” product but this is the first time we’ve heard of him invoking religious imagery to rally his troops.

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