Apple Spent over $100 Million on Android War

The biography of Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, has been released recently, which highlights different aspect of Jobs’ life and his efforts to make Apple one of the top tech giants in the world. At one instance in the biography, there is a mention of Steve Jobs’ quote on a well-known ‘war on Android’ that says something like, “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and 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.”

You might perceive this as a joke, but in fact he was not kidding at all. The recent estimates reveal that the Cupertino-based firm’s lawsuit fees incurred on its ongoing legal battles with Android manufacturers sum up to over $100 million and the war is still going on and seems not to end soon.

Dan Lyons, Newsweek contributor revealed the shocking number this morning on his personal blog, quoting a source familiar with the entire situation.

“But a person close to the situation tells me there’s a rumor going around among the lawyers that Apple spent $100 million just on its first set of claims against HTC. Who knows if it’s true, but if so, Apple didn’t get a lot for its money.”

Lyon is quite right to an extent. Despite Cupertino-based firm has score a number of court victories over the recent few years, counting multiple injunctions against Samsung in Europe and Australia, it has produced minute results in the grand scheme of things.

It is not hard to believe that how much these lawsuits have cost Apple. Lawyers are individually so expensive. Considering $100 million only against HTC clearly reveals that how much Apple has spent on other litigations against Samsung and other Android partners.

Please let us know about your thought such high spending by Apple on these litigations. Would it cost any fortune to the company?

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