Apple co-founder expresses concern in firm eventually dying due to lack of innovation.
Steve Wozniak has expressed his worry in Apple's creativity, with the Apple co-founder stating that Microsoft is becoming the more creative firm between the two industry giants.
In an interview with TechCrunch, Wozniak was open to the idea that the latter has been spending a considerable amount of time to create more "wow" products than the iPhone creator.
Wozniak was less interested in Microsoft tablet Surface when compared to the idea that it's working on technology that made simultaneous translations. "If they're making strides in this voice recognition area, I fear that Microsoft might have been sitting in their labs trying to innovate."
Comparatively, "Apple was just used to cranking out the newest iPhone and falling a little behind and that worries me greatly," he stated. "It worries me because I love Apple. It worries me if Apple were to lose ground because they were making the same things they know how to make. Improving is not Apple-style innovation."
When asked whether the recent departure of former iOS chief Scott Forstall (which was apparently due to the lack of apology for Mapgate) meant that Apple is putting its creative side on the back-burner, he didn't really have an opinion. However, he did state: "I don't believe Steve [Jobs] had to be as much of a real rugged bastard, put people down and make them feel demeaned."
The Apple co-founder, of course, isn't the only one critical of the firm's lack of innovation. An analyst had agreed with consumer concern over the latest products from the firm not offering a substantial upgrade when compared to predecessors (see: iPad 4), with innovation at the world's most richest and valuable company said to be "sputtering".