Talking to analysts in a financial conference call yesterday, executive Tim Cook responded to a question about sustaining leadership and the likelihood of Apple suing rivals over its multi touch technology, saying “we like competition, as long as our competitors don't rip off our IP. And we're going to go after anyone who does.” A follow-up question specifically mentioned the Palm Pre, and highlighted its potential similarity in terms of interface, but Cook declined to talk about any particular company.
Palm has yet to ship its Pre smartphone, but the device already impressed pretty much everyone at CES earlier this month, when it was introduced. It’s no wonder that Apple is watching so closely, even more so considering that Jon Rubinstein, who used to work on the iPod team, is now leading Palm’s research.
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