A man holds a copy of the authorized biography titled "Steve Jobs", about the co-founder of Apple Inc, near copies of the book officially translated into Chinese at a bookstore in Shanghai
Steve Jobs claimed Google to have 'ripped off' the iPhone in creating its own Android operating system Reuters

Steve Jobs swore to destroy Android and spend all of Apple's money to stop the Google operating system, which he claimed to be a stolen idea from Apple.

Author of the official biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, claimed that Jobs was angrier than he had ever seen as the CEO accused Android of infringing over 20 Apple patents, including the use of multi-touch gestures such as 'pinch-to-zoom'.

Isaacson wrote that Jobs told him: "Our lawsuit is saying, 'Google, you f***ing ripped off the iPhone, wholesale ripped us off.' Grand theft. I will send 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 to thermonuclear war on this. They are scared to death, because they know they are guilty. Outside of Search, Google's products - Android, Google Docs - are sh*t."

Following the rant, Jobs was invited for coffee with Google CEO Eric Schmidt, and Jobs once again went on the verbal rampage: "We've got you red-handed," Jobs told Schmidt. "I'm not interested in settling. I don't want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won't want it. I've got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that's all I want."

No issues of patent infringement were resolved following this outburst by Jobs.