Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s co-founder Steve Wozniak recently got a chance to speak his mind on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) current standing, as well as the current products on the market, and what he had to say may surprise you.
The interview was part of a podcast for TechCentral. In the interview, Wozniak talks to the website’s editor, Duncan McLeod, about everything from mobile platform wars, to the patent war Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) currently has on Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94). You can stream the entire podcast here.
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The most interesting highlight from Steve Wozniak’s interview was his words on the iPhone 5. He actually said that Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was arrogant. He also said that the real reason the sixth generation smartphone doesn’t have a significantly larger display (much like the one found on the Samsung GalaxyS III) is that because Apple thinks their way is the only way.
Wozniak also stated, ““Part of me wishes that Apple had not been kind of arrogant and feeling we’re the only one with the right clue. I wish they had made a small and a large version of the iPhone; that would have been great for me. Keep the aspect ratio the same, horizontal and vertical the same, but just grow it in the other way. I think Apple tricked itself and said ‘oh you could reach everything with one thumb’ and I don’t see anybody having any trouble using the larger screens. Apple said that as a defensive move, because when the other phones came out they all had larger screens. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is now trying to run with that defense, saying ‘we are right’, and really there’s a mix of people. Not all people want the same thing, and a lot of people really like the big screens.”
Wozniak may have a point but I think we should let consumers be the judge of that. For years, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has kept the size of their iPhone the same, it wasn’t until the iPhone 5 they increased their screen size to four inches. It seems as if Apple is on the right path, as they know what consumers want: a sleek phone that’s easy to use and carry. When it comes to technology, bigger isn’t always better, and size really isn’t everything.