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Wozniak says the Apple iPhone is "somewhat behind" on smartphone features

0. phoneArena 07 Feb 2013, 15:05 posted on

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak praised Apple iPhone fans for being loyal, but warned Apple that loyalty is not always a given and that the company still needs to turn out the best products; the Woz said that the iPhone has fallen behind on features as other manufacturers have caught up to Apple and he mentioned Samsung as an example...

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posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:12 26

41. Droiddoes (unregistered)

Yeah cuz I'm sure your dumb ass is so much more informed than Steve Wozniak, and your bad opinions hold much more clout.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:06 70

1. nwright94 (unregistered)

Somewhat? I love my iPhone but it is far more than somewhat behind.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 15:57 3

25. Mxyzptlk (unregistered)

I think he's being a little nutty. The iPhone is anything but behind. If working great outside the box is behind, then I don't want to see what ahead looks like.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:03 46

29. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

FEATURES... it's too bad I can't bold the word for you

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:07 16

33. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:44 5

57. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1733; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

What a stupid statement, if great is behind then ahead would be even better. Why would you not want to see what that looks like?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:21

96. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)

Kind of like you and Verizon, mate?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:55 11

59. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I know the iphone is behind In features and stuff
But I dont know why I still prefer it over any other phone I mean the iphone works better as a phone and android I like it more on tablets thats In my opinion

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 16:59 3

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 23627; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

I can dig that post

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:01 23

67. D_Tech-tive (Posts: 104; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)

How's the weather in the state of Denial?

Your not looking a head cause your looking out the wrong end!

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:02

68. MrJerry (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Oct 2012)

you are prasad @gsmarena right?

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:40 26

75. joey_sfb (Posts: 6461; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Couldn't agree with him more, I used to love iOS and it was great at 2007 but its really a dumb phone in 2013 standard.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 17:57 16

78. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)

Don't feed the troll that is Mxyzptlk. There is no talking to him about anything other than iOS.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 18:10 18

79. jacko1977 (Posts: 428; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)

you know ios is a stolen product of android right why do you think it had no features when it came out cause apple rushed the stolen product out to make it look like apple was first

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 18:18 9

80. lyndon420 (Posts: 4880; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

You would lol.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:15 12

94. dmakun (Posts: 332; Member since: 06 Jun 2011)

I actually dig Apple's iPad but the iPhone holds nothing up to mid range android phones today IMHO.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 18:29

81. darkkjedii (Posts: 23627; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Man please sit down somewhere with that. When google bought android it wasn't even based on touch screen devices.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 18:30 3

82. darkkjedii (Posts: 23627; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

Sure would I do not follow or try to b part of the in crowd.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 18:55 26

87. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

The iPhone is behind the times fresh out of box, mxy....wake up

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 18:58 17

88. tedkord (Posts: 13238; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

I think you're being little intentionally blind. The rest of the world sees it, you should open you eyes and check it out.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 19:23 1

97. corporateJP (Posts: 2453; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


posted on 07 Feb 2013, 20:20 1

112. rcrider4 (Posts: 118; Member since: 14 Nov 2011)

Same here. I love my iPhone, but it's features are definitely falling behind. If a certain few apps I really love would come to Android (which I know for a fact that they aren't according to the developer), and if the Galaxy line wasn't so huge, I would be a Galaxy user in an instant. But with iCloud syncing my phone, iPad, and computer, having those apps that I like to use, and having a smaller phone size, I just can't switch over. Step up your game Apple. This isn't going to cut it for much longer.

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 21:56 13

118. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Does the iPhone have NFC, yes or no? The Woz said....somewhat...behind.

I would say the Woz is spot on...

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 23:30 13

124. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

its clear that u and galiotking are still TOO THICK HEADED & dumb too realize how much behind apple is in technology. all they do once a year too take a few inch off their design nothing new NO QUAD CORE no 5" or 4.8" screen same boring iOS. u only care for APPLE's success and their winning for lawsuits. you shouldn't even be on this site talking bout your beloved FRUIT when you're not making sense at all

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 23:51 2

125. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)

That is obviously a more diplomatic way of saying it
I respect him for saying that in public

posted on 07 Feb 2013, 23:55 16

126. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

It's always been a dumb phone, and it will be until they give it an OS not made for a feature phone. It relies on apps to do ANYTHING, like a feature phone. It has WiFi, which is rare among feature phones, but otherwise it is just like any feature phone.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 00:00 5

127. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I dunno, to be a good /phone/ it has to have decent reception. Even the 5 drops calls more frequently than apple launches a new lawsuit or files for a BS patent, and doesn't get great signal reception in comparison to its competitors. Therefore, not a great phone. It's a toy, an ipod with a data plan.

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 01:51 4

131. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

you are the thick headed that cannot understand that not everyone thinks likes you and for some people specs are not everything.. it if were.. there would not be any mid to low end devices.. right.. for you iOS might be boring but for me is not,... learn how to respect other people opinion not everyone will think like you..

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 02:08

133. atsamman (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

I think it all depends on how u use ur phone

I personally don't use my phone for such heavy tasks
I just want it to work when I need it to, take decent pics, surf the web sometimes, do some navigation and facebook basicly I want things to be as simple and easy as possible

and also the 3.5 inch size for me is a very imoprtant factor I dont like my phone to be so bulky and big that said I dont really like the iphone 5 that much I hope they release a smaller one

But on tablets I want to take full advantage of that big sweet screen I want the os to be more flexable and not just limited what apple thinks is necessary

posted on 08 Feb 2013, 02:27

134. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

For this instance, I'll give you a +1. I agree specs aren't everything....

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