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  • More Fallout from Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak "Misquote"



    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has turned the blogosphere upside down twice this past week. First, in a recently published interview with Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Wozniak was quoted saying that smartphones running Google's Android mobile operating system will likely have a better and brighter future than Apple's very own iPhone. It's a comment that got everyone in the tech space talking, including PC World, which published the following on Thursday:

    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thinks Android will eventually beat the iPhone as a mobile-phone platform in much the same way Windows computers squeezed Apple's market share in the PC market.
    As word of Woz's comments spread like wildfire, the Apple co-founder soon reached out to various media sources to set the record straight. According to Woz, he was "misquoted." And everyone ran with the "misquote." So what did Woz really say? More importantly, what did he mean? Assuming he isn't being misquoted again, Wozniak now says he would "never" make such a sweeping statement about Android being better than iOS.

    Wozniak is clearly backpedaling from this "misquote", likely feeling the backlash from Apple-bashing. Wozniak now says that his comments about Android devices becoming more popular than the iPhone are simply based on what he's reading. His reiteration of those comments was not a statement of personal belief. Wozniak wants the world to know that he doesn't necessarily think that Android is superior to the iOS. Naturally, the latest round of comments from Woz leaves many Apple fans to believe that the Apple co-founder was simply misquoted by a publication looking to stir the pot. Others, however, feel Woz simply stated his beliefs too liberally and is now busy with damage control.

    So was Woz really misquoted... or did he simply say too much? You be the judge.

    PC World
    This article was originally published in forum thread: More Fallout from Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak "Misquote" started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 78 Comments
    1. rennyzz's Avatar
      rennyzz -
      Is he the guy that took the bite out of the apple
    1. Skaterkid's Avatar
      Skaterkid -
      Hi I was wondering if you could help me. Winterboard recently crashed because of a package on Cydia called sbsettings so I downloaded a crash report app off Cydia removed sbsettings respringed it and it's still in safe mode what do I do?


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
    1. hoodies's Avatar
      hoodies -
      What a joke that is!
    1. Breezer23's Avatar
      Breezer23 -
      I think it'll be an interesting few years. On one hand, Apple's extreme secrecy and demand for absolute control will kill it. Androids extreme openness could kill it as well.

      The way I look at it, as with all Apple products. They are designed for the technologically impaired. Period.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by Skaterkid View Post
      Hi I was wondering if you could help me. Winterboard recently crashed because of a package on Cydia called sbsettings so I downloaded a crash report app off Cydia removed sbsettings respringed it and it's still in safe mode what do I do?


      Sent from my iPod touch using ModMyi
      Wrong tread dude.
    1. lacrossplayereht's Avatar
      lacrossplayereht -
      I agree with Steve and think android will be the future. Oh wait I don't agree with steve or do I? Anyway iOS looks better than android but android being open source is more versatile usuable and will be able to evolve into bigger and better things.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Instead of being the moral God, messany, why don't you get off your fat a#* and ask the guy. Why do all you lazy "journalists" rely on others to ask the questions for you. Call the guy, he might just give you an answer, but then again probably won't like the answer, because the truth is boring ay, mr journalist?
    1. Retrolock's Avatar
      Retrolock -
      The Android OS might be installed in so many devices, but some of the devices run like crap, like my Galaxy Spica i5700. It has a 800mhz cpu and I think 256mb ram but a 3GS from last year runs so much faster than this pile of dog ****. I hope my carrier returns my iPhone 4 as soon as possible (warranty) coz I'm getting tired of rooting and installing mods on this samsung phone. Doesn't even support official Froyo, I have to install custom roms for modded Froyo. Give me the stability and boring UI of iOS anyday, at least I can use it.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Breezer23 View Post
      I think it'll be an interesting few years. On one hand, Apple's extreme secrecy and demand for absolute control will kill it. Androids extreme openness could kill it as well.

      The way I look at it, as with all Apple products. They are designed for the technologically impaired. Period.
      Don't get out much, do we?
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by Breezer23 View Post
      I think it'll be an interesting few years. On one hand, Apple's extreme secrecy and demand for absolute control will kill it. Androids extreme openness could kill it as well.

      The way I look at it, as with all Apple products. They are designed for the technologically impaired. Period.
      I vote this as the dumbest comment of the day.

      If apple products are for "the technologically impaired" then windows is for the Cheep, common sense Impaired.
    1. Tyronal's Avatar
      Tyronal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      I vote this as the dumbest comment of the day.

      If apple products are for "the technologically impaired" then windows is for the Cheep, common sense Impaired.
      With only weeks until the year ends, it could win dumbest of the year.
    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tyronal View Post
      With only weeks until the year ends, it could win dumbest of the year.
      You would be surprised at the stupidity that crawls out of nowhere with some of the comments on here.
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob2G View Post
      I vote this as the dumbest comment of the day.

      If apple products are for "the technologically impaired" then windows is for the Cheep, common sense Impaired.
      I think what he/she was trying to say is that Apple strive for simplicity.

      Android OS has more in depth customizability and options than iOS, as I persionlay find my iphone alot easier to do/change stuff than on my m8s Desire.

      iOS is just more simple (but limited, why I JB)

      see I would love an option to replace Spotlight with toggles for power, wifi and so on like Android OS lets you do.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by wolverinemarky View Post
      I agree Woz is probably still pissed cause Steve ripped that guys *** for taking the iPhone 4 out to Woz at a mall somewhere and I'm sure Steve probably yelled at Woz for asking and not emailing Steve personally to beg to see the newest phone.


      Sent from my iPhone using
      You are clearly confused about Woz' position at Apple. He owns nearly the same chunk of the pie, he simply doesn't CEO.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      The worst thing about smartphones today are their contract prices...no matter what platform you are running. Android will always outsell iOS. They have more phones.
    1. leon111's Avatar
      leon111 -
      if apple keeps closing doors and making it hard for people to use the iphone specially unlock , jailbreak , sim cutting and i don't know what etc etc etc... imma give up on it
    1. bettik's Avatar
      bettik -
      +1

      No mis quote here. He was just being honest. Apple could have had a huge share of the desktop except for greed and arrogance and they are on the same path with iOS.
    1. BSmith's Avatar
      BSmith -
      Sounds to me like he was being honest with himself about it.
    1. jmanng's Avatar
      jmanng -
      apple has a good product but their strategy is going to cost them in the end (speaking as a new owner of an iBrick). this is likely to be a repeat of the mac-pc war - priced too high and too locked down.
    1. greenchip's Avatar
      greenchip -
      This is directly like John Lennon's quote about the Beatles being more famous than Jesus. Neither one of these people said better just an observation. No one thought VHS was a better picture than Betamax but it certainly didn't win the popularity contest. Android can be on every variety of phone in the world. iOS will only be on one companys brand.