Woz: iPhone is "Somewhat Behind" on Smartphone Features

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has admitted that the iPhone is "somewhat behind" in regards to smartphone features.

"I am proud that we have such loyal fans. But this loyalty is not given, the need to have the best products is always there," Wozniak said during Businessweek's Best Brand Awards. "Currently we are in my opinion somewhat behind with features in the smartphone business. Others have caught up. Samsung is a big competitor. But precisely because they are currently making great products."

Wozniak, however, somewhat contradicted his comments when he continued on to explain why he stands in line with Apple fans at every product launch. "If Apple would make lousy products, I would not be in line."

Wozniak has openly admitted that the company he co-founded with Steve Jobs needs to improve in some aspects. He previously expressed fear over Apple's creativity in the industry, as well as stressing that he wished the iPhone could carry out everything Android offers. He also wishes that the firm would have released the iPhone 5 in two sizes.

Samsung has been commended for continuously adding worthwhile features into its Galaxy lineup of smartphones, while Apple has been criticized for sticking with the same features (see: iPhone 5 vs iPhone 4S). Since the former device's launch, the company has lost its place as the world's most valuable firm.

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  • spartanmk2
    "The great and powerful Woz.."

  • Memnarchon
    Woz: iPhone is "Somewhat Behind" on Smartphone Features.
    Wow! At last, someone has the guts to say it!
  • TheBigTroll
    iphone is fine. the problems lie in the software. example, its a total pain when i have to go into settings and adjust the birghtness when on android, its all in a widget
  • bnot
    iPhone is either under-featured or overpriced. I vote the latter.
  • NightLight
    stating the obvious...
  • milktea
    IMO, I hardly used up all the features that the latest smartphone has to offer. So having more features doesn't necessary make a better smartphone. With that said, I still perfer Samsung over Apple because of many advantages from the Android OS.
    The major advantages of the Android over the iOS is that ease of settings change (for example, using my own custom ringtone). It would take several steps or jumping through some loopholes to do that in the iOS.
    Also, I can choose what I want to backup/restore in the Android. I don't need lousy 'iTunes' to tell me what I can/cannot backup. Backup and Restore is the most annoying part of the iTunes software.
  • newood
    Apple is now buying up patents and is going to become a patent troll master! They don't care about there products anymore they just want money.
  • The beginning of the end for Apple's Iphone. Galaxy Note 2 ftw.
  • boulbox
    Finally the people from apple understands(at least this guy from apple).
  • whiteodian
    My first smartphone was the iPhone 3GS. There were only a few decent Android handsets on the market so I went with Apple. I later used an iPhone 4 borrowed from work. I am now using the Nexus 4. The 3GS was adequate for over 3 years and the iPhone 4 was very nice. The build quality was excellent. I did use a case so I wasn't worried about cracking the front or back. The screen on the 4 was great looking. I love my Nexus 4 now. It is a great phone too. The article says Woz said Apple is somewhat behind and also that they don't make lousy products. I would agree with this and don't think they contradict. Their products are may lack many things their competitors have, but they do make good phones.