Recently, the co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak expressed his views on Android phones and why Apple should join the Android smartphone market in an interview with WIRED at the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco. Expressing his whole gamut of knowledge of the tech industry, he touched upon almost everything from the iPhone 5S to the fictional OS in the recent flick ‘Her’. However, everyone was astonished when he mentioned that Apple should be a part of the ever-growing Android smartphone market. He also said that the combination of Apple and Android would give the option for consumers to shuffle around in both the ecosystems.
Wozniak said, “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.”
Possibilities and the future of iPhone
Many software experts think that such an iAndroid phone may not be achievable so easily, however it is not technically impossible. Apart from that innovative suggestion which stumped many, Wozniak supported his previous company during the interview when he was asked about Apple’s last year’s failures to venture into new territories of smartwatches or televisions. Wozniak said that Apple would launch the right product at the right time.
Wozniak further added that great products become a reality when they are developed by a small bunch of people in secret who are oblivious to outsider comments. He also believes that it needs time and dedication to launch a new product. So obviously it is not going to happen overnight. While endorsing Apple’s decision to not randomly introduce new features in the iPhone, he was very much skeptical about the features available on a Samsung phone. He still believes that the iPhone is superior to any other phone in the market.
The future of Operating Systems
He appeared very much joyous when he spoke about the future of Operating Systems. He also said that he was deeply moved by the movie named ‘Her’ that primarily tells the story of an operating system. However the best part of that interview when he said that modern artificial intelligence should not be encircled by the basic law of technology. Wozniak also thinks that the famous Moore’s Law is going to be extinct after a certain point.