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Apple at risk of losing its cool, says Wozniak

0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2013, 15:05 posted on

Apple is in danger of losing its cool, according to co-founder Steve Wozniak, who says that he would welcome the release of the rumored Apple iWatch which would put all off the functions of an Apple iPhone and Apple iPad on a wristwatch; Wozniak also predicts that Windows Phone will gain "critical mass" but that BlackBerry will have to switch to the Android OS...

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posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:29

59. Aeires (unregistered)


Nope. Tons of people respect and like Woz, regardless of what OS he's speaking about. Stop clutching at straws.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:17 24

3. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Apple at risk of losing its cool..."

Apple already did that few years ago! :)

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:23 14

5. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Very true, Apple are fast losing their cool factor to companies like Samsung, it's about time Apple changed the iPhone design and also overhauled iOS, its looked pretty much the same since the OG iPhone.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:39 8

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4004; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


'Cool' is a word i will never associate with Apple. Good or nice is enough...cool is too hot for Apple to handle!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:12

57. Ameliahunter (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


Well, but many people buy the overpriced iPhones and iPads just because they think they are cool...

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:46 3

8. tedkord (Posts: 12313; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Things are cyclical.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 15:51 9

9. ChafedBanana (Posts: 386; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


If Apple updates the design of iOS and the iPhone etc., how will they do so and still differentiate it from Android? Make the screen bigger? Offer more customization? Androids already do and Android already does. So why wouldn't I just buy an Android? Apple should just stick to coming what they do best. Offering a simple, basic smartphone that's easy to use. First time smartphone buyers love iPhones and they don't need to be any more complicated than they already are for the old folks.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 16:58 5

15. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Problem is, there are less and less first time smartphone buyers everyday. And Android is taking the lions share of those first time buyers. Then you have those bored with getting the exact same phone every year. There are of course far more iOS users who don't mind it at all, but iOS is extremely long in the tooth. Something needs to be added to the OS that will allow it to remain a simple point an shoot OS, but also have some customization for those looking to leave the platform. I've had many conversations with its users who are only still using iphones because they've invested so much money in iTunes. But i think once more people realize they can take their music, shows, movies and get most of their old apps on other ecosystems, it's a wrap for the iPhone unless Apple can come up with another games changer.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:31

20. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The thing about android devices are that they are cheap -- anyone with $40 to $60 can buy an android device today. If you step up to $80, the range of choices increase.

Everytime, I go to Wal-Mart, I am always amazed at how fast those $80 android are flying out the door. People buy androd devices because of the low prices.

The next ou go to Target, Walmart, or Radio Shack, just count the plethora f cheap android devices in the blister packs.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:05 1

22. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Which is why they are becoming the new OS standard and developer take notice.

Plus a true multitasking kernel allow you to do basic thing like downloading a file from dropbox/web while looking up for information on the web via VPN while still talking to him or her on the same device during an oversea trips.

Not possible with my current iOS devices.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:18 7

24. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


"People buy androd devices because of the low prices. "

Right...low prices didnt help Palm, Win Mo and BB in 2008, 2009, 2010.

Ppl also buy Android because its good. How come this is a hard concept for some of you to understand?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:31 5

25. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


---"The thing about android devices are that they are cheap -- anyone with $40 to $60 can buy an android device today. If you step up to $80, the range of choices increase. Everytime, I go to Wal-Mart, I am always amazed at how fast those $80 android are flying out the door. People buy android devices because of the low prices."---

Ardent1, why do Apple owners have such a problem with this?

John B.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:46 3

33. Whateverman (Posts: 3271; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Cheap, yet still way more advanced than the iPhone 5. Android has the iOS fanboys running scared and it's only gonna get worse. The only thing iOS fanboys have to hold onto is "mine cost more, that must mean its better". But as most of the world has proven quarter after quarter, Android is the preferred OS, period. Paint the picture however you like, but people are picking $80 Androids over free iPhone 4's and $100 4S's for a reason. Many of us paid more for our Androids than you paid for your iPhone as well, so that can't be the only reason Android is spanking iOS.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:33 3

37. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


On that note....I paid retail for 2 high end Android phones at launch.

And I might pay for a 3rd at retail this year.

I will let him do the math....

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 19:51 5

35. Aeires (unregistered)


What a riot! Condemning Android for being cheap while talking about going to Walmart in the same comment.

Welcome back, totally missed your mindless banter!

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 16:29 5

12. bluescreen (Posts: 154; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)


they done lost their cool long ago....their phone now looks like an anorexic ice cream sandwhich bar....well always has now that i think about it!!

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 00:44 1

48. Ameliahunter (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)


"anorexic ice cream sandwhich bar" sounds great and truly describes that :)))))))))

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 16:53 4

13. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Popularity: The best way to lose it is to gain it.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:35 2

38. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I agree with this.

In a way...I'm glad and not glad Android is popular now. lol.

Although....Windows for PC's. Its popular and also widely available. Android might be fine being popular.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 16:58 2

14. darkkjedii (Posts: 22152; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Woz is only "cool" to droiders cuz he's kinda speaking out against apple rite now. Once apple launches new "cool" products, and he's talking "cool",about apple again the droiders will b all over him, and he won't be so "cool" anymore... Watch.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 20:51 5

40. Aeires (unregistered)


I don't think so. People who are into tech like Woz because he's all about the tech, not just branding. Tons of people hated Jobs but Woz has always been liked because he's a likable person.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 22:14 3

43. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


Close your PA account...............................NOW

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 04:24

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 22152; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


**** off..................... NOW

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 08:19

62. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


I love you, darkk........................like a sister

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 07:48 1

60. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


He has more than one account.

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 09:25

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 22152; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lmao snitch. You're ignored

posted on 21 Feb 2013, 15:16

66. lolioslol (banned) (Posts: 182; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


LMAO @ you. How much energy do you waste each day on "droiders"?
For someone who likes to claim she is unbiased you sure do like to throw that word around (and "fandroid").

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:16 1

17. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Woz is such a awesome guy. Yes hes right bout apple way of doing business. Plus didnt lg already made a watch phone?

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 17:21

18. slaggyb (Posts: 214; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


The day blackberry offiicially switches to andriod I will ditch anyything blackberry and go back to symbian.. Woz you are very wrong for saying that, you don't know the future and moreover why will blackberry switch to android when already BB10 comes with andriod Java Virtual Machine bundled with it? With time when developers begin to realise the power in BBB10 the will start developing apps from scratch strictly for BB10 and every andriod ported apps ever made will gradually be removed from blackberry world.. PSA I have owned all samsung's android flagship devices right from the the original galaxy s and end up selling them on amazon.. I curently own the galaxy note 2, blackberry 9900 and two nokia lumia 800 and all this phones are international factory unlocked phones bought at full prices.. Am waiting on the BBQ10 anyway no matter how long it will take to be released.

posted on 20 Feb 2013, 18:09 4

23. joey_sfb (Posts: 6039; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


why all the hate for android? technology is here to serve us not us to apple, google or blackberry.

I am painfully aware that i buy every device i own.

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