Business Insider has gathered some information about Steve Jobs and Apple’s development of the iPad. The story reports that Steve Jobs kept the wildly popular tablet from the board of director members, which at the time included then-CEO Google’s Eric Schmidt. The report said:
Jobs was angry because he felt that Android was ripping off the key features of the iPhone, and wondered why Google was getting into the phone business when Apple didn’t get into the search business.
Eventually, the increasing competition in mobile forced Schmidt to step down from Apple’s board in August 2009. About six months later, Apple unveiled the first iPad.
It might be an ongoing competition between Google and Apple operating systems and it will be fun to see what Apple will develop so that Google doesn’t beat them.
Source: Into Mobile