Wozniak says if he were running Apple, he would partner with Google
posted by Alan F. / Nov 03, 2013, 1:44 PM
Wozniak admits that he doesn't know much about the business end of things which could prevent such an Apple-Google partnership from happening. He does understand that a company needs to make money, although he firmly believes that an Apple-Google combination could produce improvements in wearable tech, like smartwatches or AR glasses. "For about three or four years I've been talking about organic LED displays that could be theoretically printed on plastic, wrapped and folded. It could be on the inside of your arm and then when you flip your arm up it could actually flip open into your own hand. I want a full smartphone-like capability on my wrist. The trouble is the more I think about it, I don't want the small size."
As far as the patent battle are concerned, Wozniak believes that companies should be able to buy a license from other companies at a fair price. He says that there are some features on Samsung handsets that he would like to see on the iPhone. As we head toward the holiday season, the Woz has a business-style message for peace on earth. "I wish everybody just did a lot of cross-licensing and sharing the good technology, all our products would be better, we'd go further. I do wish they were more compatible."
source: BBCNews via CNET
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Honestly, this is why I love Woz. This man is filled with ideas.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 12:48 PM 38
Normally I would dismiss the idea and call Woz a nutter but there's some parts where google and apple could work together and partner up. Ultimately though it wouldn't really be feasible and still maintain a competitive environment.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 3:05 PM 3
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Yup, without the nutter, Apple wouldn't have been first to market with a floppy disk drive. Without the floppy disk drive at the time he developed it, microcomputers would not have had the ability to load multiple programs without some outrageously expensive disk or tape drive. Wozniak is one of the true pioneers who contributed innovations that enabled the PC market to grow to what it has become. The other guy was a marketer. Wozniak created things.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 5:32 PM 4
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"Created" is a strong word. Jobs was a brilliant businessman. He knew how to look at ideas and see what people would want, and how to make people want them. However, the actual creation of the iDevices went to a whole team of people. Jobs may have made decisions about how the iDevices got made and what they contained, but he was far from actually building, engineering, or programming most, if not all of it. So yeah, Jobs saved Apple with his business acumen, but without Wozniak, there wouldn't have even been an Apple to save. Please remember this the next time you think about dismissing Wozniak as a "nutter" who shouldn't be listened to.
posted on Nov 04, 2013, 1:10 AM 1
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Why do we have to make everything to be owned or directed by google? I hate that. Android powered computers, telephones, gear, and so on.... where will you stop? I feel good that Apple will never partner with google, at least I hope so. We need to have this competition which will motivate everyone discover more and get better and better. And why every time an article says very nice things about Android everyone is happy and if it says something good about iPhone everyone of you gets mad? I just don't understand it. If you will go to Europe you will see that android phones are normal and average where the iPhone is regarded as a Premium phone wich shows quality, luxury and precission, 3 things that Android lacks.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 4:38 PM 2
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i agree that we DO need this competition between google and apple. without it, nothing would be improved. google now would probably not have happened as soon as it has if siri was never introduced. likewise, siri would probably not improve and continue to improve if google now hadnt been developed. whether you like iphones better or androids is all up to your personal opinion, but competition fuels diversity and improvements for all us smart phone enthusiasts.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 5:13 PM 0
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I think you accidentally replied to me... Any who, I wouldn't mind if Apple teamed with Google. The two greatest tech companies in the world merging into one would be kinda great. Yeah there should always be competition, but it would just motivate other companies to innovate and push more than they already are now.
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 5:31 PM 4
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Amen! - Thank you Steve W! The mobile world would become awesome! You'd have the best of features, form and mobile experience available together on the one device, and the competition would be producing even better tech and products to compete. We can but hope and dream...
posted on Nov 03, 2013, 12:51 PM 0
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