Steve Wozniak, co-founder and shareholder of Apple stated his views on smartphones and where they will be headed. Wozniak says Android will dominate the smartphone market much like Windows did to the PC market.
Wozniak goes on to say that while Apple’s iOS is currently better, Android phones, themselves, offer more features which in the end cater to users better. The iOS platform, according to the Apple co-founder, is leading in terms of quality but that lack of a wide variety of features will limit the success of the platform. He did stress however that the iPhone, “Has very few weak points. There aren’t any real complaints and problems. In terms of quality, the iPhone is leading.”
Wozniak also reveals Apple had collaborated with “a well-known Japanese consumer electronics company in 2004” to develop a phone that was just amazing.
We know the plan was shelved (I heard it had reached a pretty advanced stage before it was). Apple revealed the iPhone in 2007.
Concluding the interview, Wozniak noted that Nokia was “the brand from a previous generation.” His suggestion to the Finland company was to introduce a new brand for the younger consumer generation.
From the man who developed the Apple I and Apple II, Android is going to be the dominent platform once they can unify an experience and increase user satesfaction in the same way that Windows took over the PC market.