The Apple executive refutes DOJ claims that Jobs wanted Apple to force e-book publishers to change their sales terms with Amazon.
The notes and related testimony from Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson will not be in play in the DOJ's antitrust case against Apple.
Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet software and services, says he had to convince Jobs to pursue iBooks, and he only had a couple months to make it happen before the iPad announcement.
But Barnes & Noble is neck-and-neck with the electronics giant and sometimes surpasses Apple's market share in digital books, the high-level Apple executive said during testimony in court.
There have been a lot of developments in the U.S. Justice Department's case against Apple in the trial's first two weeks. Check out our reporter's notebook for the latest.
The U.S. Department of Justice and Apple delivered opening statements in court Monday. Sumi Das speaks to CNET's Josh Lowensohn about why Apple turned down a settlement, and how it might defend itself against allegations of fixing prices on e-books.
At the start of the three-week trial, the DOJ argues Apple was the ringleader in the e-book pricing plan. Apple, meanwhile, says "this is a bizarre antitrust case."
The Department of Justice and Apple head to court Monday over allegations of price fixing. CNET breaks down the case and what's at stake.
The three-week antitrust trial wrapped up Thursday, with both sides presenting their final arguments.
The head of Apple's content businesses also says the company considered a deal with Amazon where Apple would control music and Amazon would control books.