Woz he talking about? Apple co-founder wants iPhones to run Android
'Thankfully he's not in charge' opines thoughtful fanboi
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has infuriated fanbois everywhere after suggesting the fruity firm should start building Android iPhones.
The corpulent Cupertinian said said he owned all three colours of the iPhone 5S, but would rather the fruity firm jettisoned iOS in favour of the other operating system.
Fanbois lambasted the big man's idea on social media, describing it as "mad" and "heresy". One particularly vicious Apple lover said Woz was "an idiot".
"There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market,” said Wozniak. “We could compete very well. People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings. We could play in two arenas at the same time.”
However, the beardy big boy seemed to contradict himself later in the interview.
"If you have something really good, don’t change it; don’t screw it up,” he added. “You pick up a Samsung phone and say smile and it takes a picture, but how much innovation is that? That’s just throwing in a lot of features.”
“People don’t really choose their smartphones based on features. I think Apple is superior at being able to say no.”
Happily, that's probably exactly what Apple will say to putting Android in its phone, even though it would easily be able to adapt the open source OS to its own phones.
Twitter users made their own incisive assessments of Woz's bizarre request.
steve woz : "apple should make android device..." lol, tim, u should listen ur senior...— Lovegi David Sanjaya (@lovjiai) February 7, 2014
Steve Woz says Apple should make an iPhone running Android http://t.co/KHyjp7aalP
Thankfully he's not in charge.— Jason Kneen (@jasonkneen) February 7, 2014
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