Steve Jobs: Google's 'Don't Be Evil' motto is "bullshit"

Keeping in tradition with what happened after the release of the original iPhone, Steve Jobs held a meeting at the Town Hall in Cupertino following the release of the iPad, in order for employees to ask questions about the company and the new device. There has been much debate over the lack of Flash on the iPad, so as you'd expect, that was a strong talking point during the meeting, in addition to some less positive words about Apple's current ally, Google.

According to Wired, the question was raised as to whether or not Google was a serious competitor in the phone business. Jobs noted that the company very much wants to kill the iPhone, but Apple will simply not let them. He continued with this by stating that Google's 'Don't Be Evil' motto is "bullshit," which was met with a great amount of cheering from the employees. Jobs didn't stop there with the negative feelings, however – he stated that Adobe is lazy, as it doesn't support Flash due to it being rather buggy. Jobs believes that in the future, nobody will be using Flash, and instead stated that HTML5 will be come out on top. Apple is certainly doing its part to make this possible; the iPhone saw some criticism over the lack of Flash, and most recently, the launch of the iPad raised the issue once more. There has been a huge amount of debate over this lately, though too much to include in this article.

MacRumors has learned some rather interesting points from the meeting, in addition to Jobs' strong words; it was said that Apple will deliver "aggressive" updates to the iPhone platform that Google won't be able to keep up with. In addition to this, the upcoming iPhone update is "A+", and the new Macs this year will bring Apple to the "next level."

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zagor said,

you must be using a MAC :-)
1 hulu (high quality) + 1 youtube HD = max % 41 CPU usage on my system...

News flash (hey, it's a pun!): Not everybody is running Flash 10.1 yet. It's a beta product.

apple if your smart you should add support for all the common formats to be competitive but i do agree with 2 of his statements and that is how flash is crap and the new HTML5 will replace buggy flash with something like HTML5 that does not the issues flash does.

"Jobs believes that in the future, nobody will be using Flash, and instead stated that HTML5 will be come out on top." -- If that weirdo can do anything to speed that up (for all platforms), I'll never doubt his god status again. lol

IntelliMoo said,
"Jobs believes that in the future, nobody will be using Flash, and instead stated that HTML5 will be come out on top." -- If that weirdo can do anything to speed that up (for all platforms), I'll never doubt his god status again. lol

The only thing wrong with striving to erase Flash from the face of the Earth is that it would simultaneously erase a massive library of games. Thousands upon thousands of clever and creative flash games exist all over the internet, and very few still have their developers interested enough in rewriting them to keep them alive.

"bull****" sounds better than "think different".

Apple should change their logo to a steaming turd, as I think it more accurately represents the company.

This just makes me hate Apple even more. Jobs is a cocky business man that can't see past the bank. He doesn't care what consumers want. He just wants things done his way.

Benjamin Rubenstein said,
This just makes me hate Apple even more. Jobs is a cocky business man that can't see past the bank. He doesn't care what consumers want. He just wants things done his way.

Well, consumers buy his stuff, so he must be doing something right.

I think you should change your line to "he doesn't care what I, as a geek, want." And that's why we have competition.

Ya know, if I didn't agree with all of the anti-Apple hate i woulda taken offense. But, truth be told, all of this Apple Hate is 110% warranted.

Apple, if you're reading this, then you already know that you've fallen out of grace with folks on the leading edge of computing innovation.

Finally, Apple gets something right. But if the motto is "bullsh---" then why would Stevie make Google the search engine of choice for Safari? Is it because Apple is evil too or is Stevie being a hypocrite?

What I don't like about Steve Jobs is that he is not a programmer/computer enthusiast like most of the readers here. Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak and the Macintosh team were really (just some of) the people who drove technology forwards. However, Steve Jobs actually had very little impact - he just cared about criticizing, and selling products for a higher price to get rich (and making it look like he was the one that came up with all the ideas). I hate his attitude, and believe that that was the reason why he was fired in the 80s - people just got sick of him, like I am. I read somewhere that he used to organize business meeting starting at 7:00AM in the morning, and later ones going until midnight - that must of frustrated the regular attendees. I think there is a lot of jealousy and anger in Steve Jobs. And I think Apple's iPad will be a failure. Bring back John Sculley anytime!

My god...I actually agree with Jobs that Flash needs to die. Shame it probably won't happen though.

And that's no reason to exclude it from the iPhone and all its b****** children sharing its birth defects :P

well looks like we now know just how far the Steve Jobs reality distortion field is emitted how big was that town hall 16000+ square feet i wonder how many singularities steve had on his weetbix for breakfast

@smooth i wonder what jobs would like in it's place M$ SilverLight perhaps

Wow, Jobs ego and that of his company is...well, wow. What a crap attitude he has, seriously. I seriously hope Android takes over and makes Jobs eat his words...maybe then they will change their attitudes...doubt it tho.

Apple is evil, iPhone sucks because Apple controls what you run in it, for exaple:
http://operation420.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=56&t=1310
There will be no Firefox for it.

Need pages, getting to the comments spot here can take forever on a slower connection. Is there a way I can set pages (like the old system) here? Anyway, In 4 years almost anything is outdated now. Disposable products are costing more and more each day, while at the same time programmers can hardly keep updates flowing. Flash is becoming a disaster, and seems to be holding out for MS dev info before doing anything new for anyone. Hardware will not catch up with software any time soon. If it does, most of us will not be able to afford it.

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