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.