> We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at the time. Many of those crazy things now have over a billion users, like Google Maps, YouTube, Chrome, and Android.
Seems disingenuous, since YouTube and Android (at least) were acquisitions.
I think this is just them realizing the limits of that Jobs advice - some things just don't make sense together. Apple just showed that the optimal point was a lot farther in the integration direction than anyone else was willing to countenance.
They would still need to move the needle for alphabet.
Some articles from the time: