Thursday, October 11, 2012

Woz: Apple has become ‘so arrogant’ over iPhone 5

TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod sat down with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for a wide-ranging discussion about recent developments in the technology industry.

The Business Insider‘s Steve Kovach has a snippet of Woz’s statement from the interview:

Part of me wishes Apple had not been so arrogant and feeling like “We’re the only one with the right clue.” I wish they had made a wider version [of the iPhone 5]…

…I think Apple tricked itself by saying “Oh, you can reach everything with one thumb.” I don’t see anybody having trouble using the larger screen. But Apple said that as a defensive move because everyone else had larger screens…

…Not all people want the same thing. A lot of people really like big screens. – Steve Wozniak.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: How do they like the fragmentation that myriad screen sizes cause? Fragmentation brings such “benefits” to end users as apps that come to Android, if they come at all, months or years after iOS. It brings lower profits, if they make profits at all, for developers who struggle, if they even bother, to make multiple versions of their Android apps to fit myriad handsets. It brings lower quality apps, since developers often have to dumb them down to make sure they run on a decent array of devices with widely varied screens and capabilities.

Those clownishly large screens breed fragmentation which relegates Android to second-class status. Android settlers have a mere subset of the apps available to iPhone users precisely because Apple has the discipline to provide screen size for phones that are usable and pocketable while also providing iPads for those who prefer even larger screens than iPhone 5′s gorgeous, unparalleled, wonderfully-sized display.

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