Top 5 Reasons Google Should/Shouldnt Buy Apple - 4. Google Gets into Hardware
Kind of. A Google-Apple marriage could only work if Google were hands-off with respect to the areas it does not play in now, including the devices Apple makes. Google would have a real consumer/enterprise play by souping up its Apps for not only the iPhone but also for the MacBook PC and perhaps even the iPod, with the iPod becoming more of a productivity device than a music player. For 30 years, Microsoft has managed to eschew hardware plays and has proven successful thus far. With the future of the Web at stake, Google could take the leap and let Apple be the hardware Mork to Google's Apps Mindy.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt has made it perfectly clear he doesn't like the idea that Microsoft will buy Yahoo. That-