Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, had some harsh criticisms for the current CEO, Tim Cook, in a recent interview with CNN Money. Wozniak left Apple in 1987 but was one of the main pioneers of creating the computer company with Steve Jobs.
According to CNN Money, Wozniak still remains a big fan of the company but is never shy to speak his mind about the state of Apple right now. Wozniak said that Cook should have created a larger iPhone years ago if the smartphone company ever wanted to truly battle its competitors.
"Apple could have had a much bigger share of the smartphone market if it had a larger-screen iPhone for the past three years," Wozniak told CNN Money in an interview. "It could have competed better with Samsung."
Co-founder not limited to Apple products
Wozniak admitted he doesn't solely purchase Apple electronic gadgets. The co-founder explained that he likes to test multiple different devices before settling on a specific one, the source reported.
According to a recent International Data Corporation third quarter report, Apple made up only 12 percent of the global smartphone market in the third quarter, while Samsung doubled that amount with 24 percent , Info World reported. However, in September, Apple released its much bigger iPhone 6 and even larger iPhone 6 Plus.
It was the first time Apple ever tried competing with other companies that make larger smartphones. The iPhone's screen has always remained relatively smaller, but Wozniak believes Apple made a big mistake by not challenging Samsung and other large smartphone manufacturers earlier.
"Tech is like a song," Wozniak added, according to CNN Money. "You can get all the details from someone else, but you're not sure you like it until you hear it for yourself."
According to Tech Times, the co-founder is often sought for his opinion on the state of electronics simply because of his part in the personal computer revolution. One of Wozniak's beliefs is that the Apple smartwatch will not last very long because it will eventually be challenged by Bluetooth earpieces.
Wozniak told NBC News he originally was excited about smartwatches, but now he believes the device just interfering with his smartphone.
"In appearance and functionality, [the Apple Watch is] kind of different, so I will give it a try when it comes out," said Wozniak, according to NBC News. "I won't prejudge it. I don't know if it's going to last long for me - which means forever - or not. I would be very disappointed if the battery life was too short."
Some people don't look too far into Wozniak's advice or opinion on new electronic devices and gadgets. However, the co-founder will always quickly remind doubters that he was one of the first people to invest in the Siri program before Apple got its hand on the technology, Tech Times reported.
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