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  • Wozniak Says iPhone is 'Behind' on Leading Smartphone Features


    Apple is no longer the leader of the pack when it comes to cutting edge smartphone features. That's the claim from a man who knows the iPhone maker pretty well. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently told the German press that the iPhone is now lagging behind competing smartphones when it comes to today's hottest features.

    "Currently we are in my opinion... somewhat behind," Wozniak confesses. "Others have caught up. Samsung is a great competitor. But precisely because they are currently making great products."

    Wozniak didn't elaborate on which iPhone features are "behind," but his admission is certainly raising eyebrows.

    "The untimely death of Steve [Jobs] was bad on many levels," Woz added. "Steve embodied the Apple brand, standing for excellent products." Unfortunately, Woz thinks it's "still too early to assess" how Apple will develop and grow once all the ideas in the current pipeline (Steve Jobs' ideas) run dry.

    Nonetheless, Woz professes his confidence in those presently leading the company. "Apple has great managers who are guided in their decisions by the Apple culture of the past," he says.

    Source: BI
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Wozniak Says iPhone is 'Behind' on Leading Smartphone Features started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 54 Comments
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      He's right on the money and I love my Samsung gadgets but iphone5 with jailbreak is on point! The work has already been done apple and jb is like a big sign saying "This Way"
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Although I agree I'm so sick of Steve Wozniak pretending like he knows jack about Apple. He hasn't worked there in 26 years.

      Get a life and go back to teaching grade 5 kids.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Although I agree I'm so sick of Steve Wozniak pretending like he knows jack about Apple. He hasn't worked there in 26 years.

      Get a life and go back to teaching grade 5 kids.
      Wozniak is still an employee of Apple. And to say he "worked there" is a bit misleading.
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Quote Originally Posted by severe View Post
      Wozniak is still an employee of Apple. And to say he "worked there" is a bit misleading.
      You are right. Technically Wozniak never quit and receives a Stipend from Apple of $120k US a year. However, Wozniak ended his full time employment with Apple on February 6, 1986. That's 26 years and a day from today's date.
    1. severe's Avatar
      severe -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      You are right. Technically Wozniak never quit and receives a Stipend from Apple of $120k US a year. However, Wozniak ended his full time employment with Apple on February 6, 1976. That's 26 years and a day from today's date.
      According to the Detroit Zoo, a Rhinoceros head can weigh up to 2000lbs.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Michael Essany View Post

      Woz thinks it's "still too early to assess" how Apple will develop and grow once all the ideas in the current pipeline (Steve Jobs' ideas) run dry.
      +1
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Quote Originally Posted by severe View Post
      According to the Detroit Zoo, a Rhinoceros head can weigh up to 2000lbs.
      I wonder how much input Wozniak has had in the past 36 years? Probably about as much as you severe.
    1. madrich's Avatar
      madrich -
      Apple should buy Cydia.
    1. The Highlander's Avatar
      The Highlander -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      You are right. Technically Wozniak never quit and receives a Stipend from Apple of $120k US a year. However, Wozniak ended his full time employment with Apple on February 6, 1976. That's 26 years and a day from today's date.
      You need to go back to school... that is 37 years from today's date.

      Samsung products are "nice". I had a note 2 and the screen was just what made the device what it is, the biggest drawback is the Android OS... iOS is so much simpler to use its ridiculous...

      There are only a few things that Android excels... Airdroid and it's screen. Even with the same apps on each platform, the iOS app is always ahead and it has to be because of the underlying foundation.

      For everything else we have the iPhone. Hopefully they will reinvent quite a few things...
    1. bigbaba's Avatar
      bigbaba -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Highlander View Post
      You need to go back to school... that is 37 years from today's date.
      My bad. Thanks for the correction
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      Selling my IPhone 5 64gb and getting Sony Xperia Z. Any takers :-)
    1. Tedomcmillan's Avatar
      Tedomcmillan -
      Lol. Apple has always been behind other smartphones when it comes to the latest technology. Blackberry had corporate email, the first gen iphone didn't have 3g, No horizontal text, turn by turn navigation, a drop down notifications bar, first gen didn't even have picture messaging. There's tons of other examples. The Apple iPhone dominates because it's smooth, not laggy, easy to use and doesn't feel like a cheap piece of crap in your hand. Being able to jailbreak the iPhone puts it over the top of any other phone out.
    1. rudylo1's Avatar
      rudylo1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by starkall View Post
      Selling my IPhone 5 64gb and getting Sony Xperia Z. Any takers :-)
      How much??
    1. twitchthecat's Avatar
      twitchthecat -
      Duh, no #@!!# Sherlock it's behind on feature! It always has been. Remember when you had to jailbreak your phone and install third party apps and workarounds just to send an mms message?

      The iphone's strength has always been its "it" factor and style factor, not its features. Problem for Apple is Steve Jobs s dead, the "it" factor is fading and other companies are making stylish phones.

      If you're not a fanboy, it's a great time for choice. I love my jailbroken 4S immensely but I'm looking forward to my options when I choose to upgrade.
    1. ianmac79's Avatar
      ianmac79 -
      Fire Tim Cook!!!! We need Woz to head Apple.
    1. brab's Avatar
      brab -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Highlander View Post
      Samsung products are "nice". I had a note 2 and the screen was just what made the device what it is, the biggest drawback is the Android OS... iOS is so much simpler to use its ridiculous...
      I don't mean to sound insulting, but if Android is so much more complicated for you then you shouldn't own a smartphone at all and switch to an old Nokia or something...
    1. Lynx83's Avatar
      Lynx83 -
      Where do you guys get your information from? Steve permanently ended his full time employment Feb 6, 1987, which is 26 years ago yesterday.....
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      Quote Originally Posted by brab View Post
      I don't mean to sound insulting, but if Android is so much more complicated for you then you shouldn't own a smartphone at all and switch to an old Nokia or something...
      iOS is more user friendly. It's look looks nice and it not complicated. Android on the other hand is good too but it doesn't have that easy to use appeal. I see more old folks who would never use a smart phone use an iPhone because it's simplicity.
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Quote Originally Posted by ianmac79 View Post
      Fire Tim Cook!!!! We need Woz to head Apple.
      Apple stock would drop like crazzzzzy lol. Woz is so unpredictable and crazy, iPhones would come rooted out of the box and that is not what investors want to see. But it would be epic.
    1. CoronaDelux's Avatar
      CoronaDelux -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigbaba View Post
      Although I agree I'm so sick of Steve Wozniak pretending like he knows jack about Apple. He hasn't worked there in 36 years.

      Get a life and go back to teaching grade 5 kids.
      You are the definition of a crazed fanboy. You attack his position, but even the most simple minded folk can understand that he's right.

      Apple really needs to get their **** together before I even consider buying another product.