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Apple Insider is reporting that various outlets have received alleged second-hand reports from Apple's internal "town hall" meeting with employees last week. Like most rumors and reports, the quotes vary with the source, but Steve Jobs' feelings about Google had a consistent message.
First off, an anonymous source that had contacted Wired claimed that Jobs used profanity in referring to Google's "don't be evil" philosophy. However, that quote wound up being disputed by a source that reached out to Daring Fireball's John Gruber. The exact quote from Jobs, alleged by the source, was "Don't be evil is a load of crap."
Wired also stated that Jobs believes Google, who operates the Android mobile operating system, wants to "kill" the iPhone.
We all know about the months long rumors of tension between Google and Apple, and recently Google CEO Eric Schmidt, a former Apple Board member, wanted to downplay any tensions. He even went so far as to saying he had a "special spot" in his heart for Apple.
Now for Adobe, the source for Wired said that Jobs called the company "lazy." The source also said that Jobs claimed that most crashes on the Mac are due to Flash, and that "the world is moving to HTML5." This would prove consistent with Apple's public announcements of moving toward HTML5.
"They have all this potential to do interesting things but they just refuse to do it," Jobs was paraphrased as commenting. "They don't do anything with the approaches that Apple is taking, like Carbon."
Daring Fireball's source also went on to say Job's wasn't entirely a negative-Nelly about Adobe. Apple's CEO was supposedly "nostalgic" about the old days of Adobe.
Lastly, MacRumors also got a laundry list of additional tidbits from an anonymous source that claimed to be at the meeting such as: Apple is planning on delivering aggressive updates to iPhone that Anroid/Google can't keep up with, iPad is up on the totem pole with the iPhone and Mac as the most important products Jobs has ever been a part of, Apple is interested in to bringing the folks from Lala into the iTunes team, the next iPhone coming is an A+ update, new Macs for 2010 are going to take Apple to the next level, and Apple still feels that Blu-Ray software is in shambles, and is going to hold off till sales improve before implementing it.
Image courtesy of The New York Times