Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak still has a soft spot for Android, despite the fact that his primary phone is the iPhone. In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Woz states that Android is ahead of the iPhone in several ways, and wishes his iPhone would do everything his Android devices do.
My primary phone is the iPhone. I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.
Despite his reservations, however, Wozniak still recommends the iPhone for the majority of people, although his statement that the iPhone is for “the kind of person who is scared of complexity” rubs me the wrong way a bit:
The people I recommend the iPhone 4S for are the ones who are already in the Mac world, because it’s so compatible, and people who are just scared of computers altogether and don’t want to use them. The iPhone is the least frightening thing. For that kind of person who is scared of complexity, well, here’s a phone that is simple to use and does what you need it to do.
Personally, I don’t feel that I am “scared of complexity.” I prefer a device that “just works,” and I place a lot of value in knowing that any app I download and install (apart from jailbreaking, of course) won’t compromise my device or my security. Simple is good. Secure is good. That doen’t mean I detest complexity – it just means I prefer a simpler and more reliable experience.
Wozniak goes on to discuss Apple’s Siri technology and the battery problems some are experiencing with the iPhone 4S. Mashable has produced a nice video summarizing Wozniak’s thoughts: