In Pictures: Apple vs. The World - Apple’s definitive legal battles

Here you’ll find a list of some of the most important, influential, notable, and even downright silly legal battles that Apple has been involved in since first forming in 1976.

Apple vs. Microsoft

Apple in 1988 sued Microsoft following the release of Windows 2.0, alleging that the Windows GUI was a blatant rip-off of the Mac’s user interface. Microsoft ultimately emerged victorious, which prompted an Apple appeal. The litigation finally came to an end in 1997, when Steve Jobs returned to Apple and secured a cross-licensing agreement with Microsoft.

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