Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:53 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Jobs called Android a 'stolen product', but theft can be a tricky concept when talking about innovation. The iPhone didn't emerge fully formed from Jobs's head. Rather, it represented the culmination of incremental innovation over decades - much of which occurred outside of Cupertino." Nothing particularly new in there for regular OSNews readers, but still handy to have it in one place.
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I love Steve but...
by ccraig13 on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 18:32 UTC
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2011-05-31

You're right. There's plenty of instances where Apple has used other's ideas. I do think a lot of his anger stemmed from Rubin being on the board and then telling Google what he learned. I'd feel slighted too, but that's business.

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RE: I love Steve but...
by Laurence on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 20:51 in reply to "I love Steve but..."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

You're right. There's plenty of instances where Apple has used other's ideas. I do think a lot of his anger stemmed from Rubin being on the board and then telling Google what he learned. I'd feel slighted too, but that's business.

People keep making this argument but Rubin was never in the iPhone meetings because of a very clearly expressed conflict of interests.

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ignore me. I think we're / I'm getting Rubin mixed up with Schmidt

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RE: I love Steve but...
by andydread on Thu 23rd Feb 2012 21:48 in reply to "I love Steve but..."
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

You're right. There's plenty of instances where Apple has used other's ideas. I do think a lot of his anger stemmed from Rubin being on the board and then telling Google what he learned. I'd feel slighted too, but that's business.


First it was Schmidt that was on the board and you failed to mention that Schmidt was excluded from any board meetings that included secret products including iPhone. Please stop repeating John Gruber's lies here. People on OSnews know better.

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