According to multiple reports, Jobs unloaded on Google last week during an Apple “town hall” meeting at the company’s One Infinite Loop headquarters. As originally reported by Wired, the Apple cult leader attacked his former Mountain View ally for its recent entry into the phone-selling business, before landing an unprompted blow on Google’s much-discussed “don’t be evil” corporate motto.
“We did not enter the search business,” Jobs said in reference to Google. “They entered the phone business. Make no mistake: they want to kill the iPhone. We won’t let them.”
According to Wired, an Apple employee then popped up with a completely unrelated question, but Jobs wasn’t done with Google. “I want to go back to that other question first and say one more thing,” he said. “This ‘Don’t be evil’ mantra: It’s bullshit.”
But other reports insist Jobs didn’t actually say “It’s bullshit.” According to the Apple-obsessed Daring Fireball blog, he said: “‘Don’t be evil’ is a load of crap.”