iPhone 6 made Steve Wozniak get rid of all his Androids, the reason may not surprise you

iPhone 6 made Steve Wozniak get rid of all his Androids, the reason may not surprise you
It’s no secret that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak likes Android, and has several Android devices. Or is it “had several Android devices”? TMZ yesterday had a quick chat with Woz, who is clearly happy about what Apple achieved with the iPhone 6.

As you can see in the video embedded below, Steve Wozniak said that he had shared iPhones and Android phones for a long time, liking the large screens offered by the latter category. However, now that Apple finally released iPhones with big screens, Woz simply “got rid of all” his Androids. The Apple co-founder also said that Apple Pay will be a big thing - definitely one of the new iPhone’s highlight features.

The iPhone 6 comes in two versions: a 4.7-inch one, and a 5.5-inch one called iPhone 6 Plus. These allow Apple to compete with all the Android flagships out there - which come in various sizes (though, as of last year, most have screens of at least 5 inches).

It’s the first time when Apple launches not one, but two new iPhones that are both offered as flagship products. Available to pre-order since September 12, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are going on sale tomorrow, September 19 - with the 5.5-inch model likely being really hard to find in stores.

source: TMZ

Related phones

iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6 Plus
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. LiquidSnake

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

Grabbing popcorn...

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

love the guy but i cant put my finger on it but it sounds like a plug for apple tap to pay and big screen got rid of my androids, why so many? lol am going to do a drive by at my local att were my roommate works and ask is this the line for the note 4, then shout stupid people waiting outside for phone get a job. hahahahaha

69. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

cool then get you @ss kicked, that will be fun.

36. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

No surprises here. The surprise would be "Wozniak still prefers Samsung's android devices to iPhone 6 & 6+" No matter how much you admire his seeming love for all tech, He's still a major Cupertino stake holder

57. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Shouldnt be any popcorn for this. Many ppl will probably switch to iOS just for the bigger screen size. Many ppl with Android smaller phones accepted and switched to bigger screen phones in Android land. The EVO and Droid X were very popular for at least a year. Many will switch to bigger phones in WP land too.

2. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

what a humble guy he is....

29. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, nice guy, but needs to take care of himself health wise. Him and GRRM, they are both very influential people in one way or another, really need to keep themselves from splurging lol.

33. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, But not one person that has ever been born on this planet has gotten out of this life alive! Sorry man, everyone dies!

38. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

LOL yea, lets just all commit suicide because inevitably the outcome is the same and has no real effect on anything at all. /s

49. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Thats not what he was meaning/saying…but keep being a dope lol.

53. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

No that's not what I was saying. It is good that people should want to take care of them selves and want to live, but that should not be your life. Do what you like and what makes you happy. Obviously to Woz his weight/body, while an important component to living, is not as important as other things in his life that bring him joy. That is the way he decides to live his life and if he is happy about it then why should his weight be soo important to you?

70. naittosan

Posts: 243; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

Buddha did

90. roozbeh101

Posts: 99; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

vhallar morghulis!

3. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

I'm not much a fan of any Apple products at all, but I do appreciate Steve's opinion. At least he's had the decency to actually try Android phones and always seemed to tell the truth about previous iPhone issues.

50. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Not to mention the decency to stop and talk to someone from f*ckin' TMZ -.- Nice guy indeed.

101. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

@chistoefur I agree with you. He's a very nice guy indeed. He possesses such ETHICS that others doesn't have. I wonder what Android smartphones he owned. BTW, I sense lately that phonearena.com is blogging more of Apple stories like Apple iPhone packaging etc. I never noticed they discussed the packaging and unboxing videos of GALAXY Note 4.

4. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I love the Woz. He's humble and the man is a tech legend and loves tech from all walks of the info highway. Going by his past purchases, he'll probably still be buying and checking out the new Android flagships when they come out like he always has. The man is a techaholic.

8. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Or maybe he won't... He said he got rid of every one of his Android phones.

15. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

So what if he doesn't? The man at least will give ANY tech a fair shake, and he apparently saw that there was good points in Android. What's funny is your need to try and make something out of this. While I value his opinion (he's one of the guys responsible for a lot of the tech we have today) what he wants or needs out of his devices may not be the same as what I or anyone else wants or needs out of theirs. What I choose isn't tied to what someone else uses. I try out stuff and if it works for me, I use it, if not, I don't. At most, what someone else chooses may influence what I choose to try out, but I'm not going to buy anything just because someone else has it. And if anyone does, then they're not really satisfying their own needs. Just like I won't buy a followup product simply because I had the previous one. It has to bring something worthwhile to the table to make me want to move from my current device.

24. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

woz is an underrated tech guy he's the counterpart of tesla in his time. Unappreciated genius people. Respect to this guy.

37. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'm not really interested in your stupid rant. When it comes to Wozniak, a lot of you guys are complete PHONIES with your profound respect for the guy. The main reason why most of you liked him is because he owned lots of Android devices despite being a well-known Apple exec. But if you guys all respected him so damn much, then it shouldn't matter if he permanently sticks with iOS or android. He can still be the same fair and unbiased "techaholic" that all you guys have been praising even if he never buys an android phone again. Ojdidit84 looks like he's committed to the idea that Wozniak will continue to buy Android phones in the future to make up for the fact that he pretty much just rejected android. I'm just flatly pointing out its a possibility that he might stick with iOS for a long time. I'm just not seeing the same undying love for the guy that I've seen on past articles where he's criticizing Apple/iPhone. I've never cared about this guy nor what phone he uses, I'm just calling some of you guys out on your years of bullsh*t.

42. tedkord

Posts: 17465; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It doesn't matter. I admire him for what he's done and his love of all tech. I don't care what phone he uses it or owns. Also, I admire him for doing the right thing, like giving some of his Apple shares to the people Steve Jobs screwed out of theirs.

48. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

You obviously have an axe to grind with what phone the Woz uses. I don't. I respect him no matter what phone he's using at the moment. And the Woz has always tried gadgets from different platforms and ALWAYS ending up going back to the iPhone when the new one is released because iOS is his preferred platform. I've always been a fan of the Woz long before Android (or the iPhone) even existed. Whether he comes back to Android or not after this is really irrelevant but when he does buy a device of any kind, his opinions on the device are respected and something that a lot of people like to hear because he has a lot of unbiased, straight to the point insight on tech. And you're not calling anyone's bull out. You're just looking for an argument for which you have no point.

61. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't know enough about Wozniak to even begin to care about what phone he uses. If you guys really respected him, you should have the same respect even if he never buys an android phone again. The comments on this article are not completely negative, but it's definitely the most negative of any Wozniak article I've seen thus far. What happened? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Why-is-it-a-surprise-that-Steve-Wozniak-loves-Android_id52315

68. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Dude, you seem to be looking for a flame war. People can respect him for whatever reason they want. Why get so upset about it if you care nothing about the man himself?

71. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

One moment (on pretty much all tech sites) its virtually unanimous that he's pure genius whenever he criticizes iPhone/iPad, and the next moment he's fat and has huge titties and some are unsure why his opinions even matter. I'm not trying to start a flame war, I'm saying its a wee bit hypocritical.

73. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Iphone fans did the same when he praised Android, soooo....

87. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

"Iphone fans did the same..." By admitting iphone users do it too, you're pretty much agreeing with me that many Android users do this. (Why are we arguing again?) I haven't noticed iOS users doing the same, but if so they're phonies/hypocrites too.

79. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

It's funny you're calling people out for being hypocritical when before I responded to your post I responded to another who asked why we should give his opinion the time of day. It's post 12, and I defended Woz and showed him respect. So please show me where I'm being a hypocrite about my opinion or respect for the man. And while you're at it, why not call out the hypocrisy of the people on the other side who showed the same hypocrisy you're railing against when he said he liked Android. Or does hypocrisy only exist on one side?

63. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

I admire him for being the guy who actually made the stuff at early Apple work. Jobs was an idea man and a salesman, but the man who made it happen was Wozniak. I went to school for electronics, and we looked up to men like him. Apparently you didn't read the first part of my "rant". I said so what if he doesn't? I'm saying you're making it seem like it's a huge win for Apple that he got rid of all his Android devices. If they no longer served their purpose for him, why keep them around? He may try android in the future, he may not. It doesn't mean anything other than that's what he chose for himself. And if you wanna call out someone on their years of BS, try looking in the mirror.

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