The pair fought each other for decades and Jobs slagged Gates off in his biography as an ‘unimaginative’ person who ‘ripped off’ other people’s ideas’.
Gates wrote Jobs a letter telling him how he should feel great about what he had done and the company he had built.
Gates said that after Jobs snuffed it, he got a call from Mrs Jobs saying that Jobs really appreciated his letter.
“Look, this biography really doesn’t paint a picture of the mutual respect you had,” Laurene Powell told Gates. Gates said that Jobs had appreciated his letter and kept it by his bed, the former head Vole told the Telegraph.
Gates praised Jobs’ work on iPhones and iPads and he thought that both enjoyed each others’ work.
He admitted that the pair spent a lot of time competing and there were lots of times when Steve said critical things about him.
At times there were harsh examples which could develop into a litany.