Apple’s CEO Tim Cook commented on the ongoing litigation in the company’s earnings call today. He said Apple does not want to be the developer to the world, but he also said: “I’ve always hated litigation. We just want people to invent their own stuff.”

Apple is currently in litigation with Google/Motorola, Samsung, HTC, etc., and there has been recent talk of settlements with some of those players.

Cook said if these companies stop taking Apple’s inventions and compensate for past trespasses, Apple would put this stuff behind them.

This directly contrasts former CEO Steve Jobs’ view of “Thermonuclear War” and using every penny of Apple’s cash to destroy Android.