If there’s one thing you could never accuse Steve Wozniak of, it’s biting his tongue. The outspoken Apple co-founder has formerly suggested that the world’s most valuable brand was losing its cool factor, and that Siri was better before the Californians tinkered with it.
In his latest headline-making rant, Woz says Apple should make an Android phone, before adding that Samsung’s abundant software features don’t necessarily equate to innovation.
Reading between the lines, the big man’s logic seems to be that many Android users do appreciate the design of the iPhone, though iOS wouldn’t necessarily be their operating system of choice. The solution? Android iPhone.
Speaking to Wired, Woz says: “There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market. We could compete very well.
“People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings. We could play in two arenas at the same time.”
Amusingly, Wired adds: “It should be noted, [Steve Wozniak] is no longer involved in the day-to-day workings of the company. “
While Woz clearly has no problem criticising the company he founded with the late Steve Jobs, he admires Apple for not throwing countless software features at the iPhone. Samsung, on the other hand…
“You pick up a Samsung phone and say smile and it takes a picture, but how much innovation is that? That’s just throwing in a lot of features. People don’t really choose their smartphones based on features. I think Apple is superior at being able to say no.”
Ah, what a guy. Kinda wish he had more of a direct presence in mobile. It’d be… interesting, at least.