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November 01, 2011


"...and boy have we patented it!"

I'm sure everyone who reads this site knows that Steve Jobs said this when introducing MultiTouch technology in the original iPhone introduction years ago. And now, we can add another datum, which is that Steve Jobs said that he would be willing to spend Apple's entire cash reserve (then $40B) on lawsuits to prevent this technology from being used OR LICENSED by any other company.

I don't know if you remember Android smartphones from 2009, but they used a little thumb wheel for picking items on the screen. Just one year later, Android smartphones sported MultiTouch, which is the very heart of ipad and iphone technology.

Will Tim Cook give in? Or will Steve Job's directives rule, and give no quarter to Android?

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