We did not enter the search business. They entered the phone business. Make no mistake: Google wants to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them.
—Steve Jobs, all-hands meeting at Apple, following the introduction of the iPad in January: via NYT. He would later say, about the HTC suit, “We can sit by and watch competitors steal our patented inventions, or we can do something about it. We’ve decided to do something about it.”
I’m sure it is going to get uglier. To beat Apple, Google is going to have to be very aggressive. If they are successful, it will put price pressure on Apple and the iPhone.
—David B. Yoffie, a professor at Harvard Business School: via NYT