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Woz Says iPhone Features Are 'Behind' 587

Posted by timothy
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redletterdave writes "The iPhone may be one of the bestselling smartphones on the planet, but Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes Apple's flagship smartphone has fallen behind its competitors, namely those built by Samsung, when it comes to smartphone features. Speaking at Businessweek's Best Brand Awards on Thursday evening, Wozniak said he was proud of how loyal Apple fans were to the iPhone, but also said 'this loyalty is not given,' shortly before denouncing his own company's smartphone. 'Currently we are, in my opinion, somewhat behind with features in the smartphone business,' Wozniak said. 'Others have caught up. Samsung is a big competitor. But precisely because they are currently making great products.'" I prefer Android, but it seems hard to find iPhone users who aren't enthusiastic about it. Whatever kind of phone you prefer, are there features you envy the users of some other variety?
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Woz Says iPhone Features Are 'Behind'

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    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 09, 2013 @11:29AM (#42843255)

    Patented by Apple (TM) 2013

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 09, 2013 @11:51AM (#42843407)

    "...it seems hard to find iPhone users who aren't enthusiastic about it."

    If I just spent $600 on a phone, I'd feel compelled to act like it was the greatest thing since sliced bread, too!

  • by K. S. Kyosuke (729550) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @12:16PM (#42843567)

    That's great that Wozniak can look at competing products and recognize accurately their strengths and weaknesses.

    He's been exposed to Jobs' RDF longer than anyone else, I guess that his immunity system has managed to find out antibodies against it.

  • by goruka (1721094) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @12:30PM (#42843677)
    Agreed, we should abolish stuff like Baseball and Football. It gets people too emotional and forces them to spend a lot of money they could better be spending at taxes.
  • by jo_ham (604554) <joham999@gma[ ]com ['il.' in gap]> on Saturday February 09, 2013 @01:52PM (#42844333)

    You'll notice how careful he was not to say "Android-style notification system", which would have made it much more clear.

    I was?

    I thought it was obvious that it was a feature borrowed directly from Android, given that the whole comment was about what I wish the iPhone had that Android has, and given that the Android notification centre has that feature, I logically assumed that the iOS version would have too.

    You're looking for conspiracy and coverup where none exists. Don't be so jumpy. It gets tiresome to have to put disclaimers everywhere. My comment features this direct quote:

    ...what I want the iPhone to do that Android does...

    I'm not sure how that's being "careful not to mention" that it's an Android feature. I mentioned Android by name specifically and directly compared it to iOS, noting that the feature is missing from iOS.

    Sorry, next time I'll add "I wish iOS had this feature that Android totally has in Android, and totally isn't in iOS but when they announce it for iOS I'll totally mention that it's originally from Android every time I mention it otherwise people will think I'm trying to hide the fact that it's totally from Android".

    Better?

  • by Shados (741919) on Saturday February 09, 2013 @04:30PM (#42845457)

    I'm an android fan (nexus 4 baby!), but iOS definately has its points. A few less bugs and quirks, and pretty much 99% of mobile apps are available for it. Android is missing a few, especially in the gaming department where even if one is available, it may not be available for your phone (and often its just not there at all...)

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