Woz: I was misquoted on Android; ‘Almost every app that I have is better on the iPhone’

Nilay Patel reports for Engadget, “Some comments attributed to Steve Wozniak caused quite a kerfuffle this morning — according to Dutch paper De Telegraaf, Woz said that “Android phones have more features,” which would help Google’s OS become the dominant smartphone platform.”

“There’s just one problem, though: Woz never said anything like that,” Patel reports. “He says he’d ‘never’ say that Android was better than iOS, and that ‘Almost every app I have is better on the iPhone.'”

More info and more Woz quotes in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]


  1. “Steve Wozniak says Android will win the smartphone race.”
    Myth debunked! Wow. Some news outlets will do anything to discredit apple. I hate lies & injustice! I like the real decoded translation better…”Almost every app that I have is better on the iPhone.”

  2. I’m sick of the Android marketshare hype. So what? Anybody can give away their phones for market share. Nokia controls the global handset market, but you never hear about that? Why? Because it’s Apple with all the profits. Android will not be the same for Google as Windows was for Microsoft. Google does not make any money from licensing Android. Google claims Android increases its mobile ad revenue but people using iPhones use Google anyway so not sure about that argument. The various Android manufacturers are merely shifting profits from eachother not from Apple. HTC’s profits come at the expense of LG. It’s all smoke and mirrors.d

  3. RP3,

    Are you actually complaining that MDN did not post a false news item?

    Likely it sounded fishy to them, so they waited for clarification.

    Bottom line: All you got regarding this story was the truth. You ought to be praising MDN for a job well done!

  4. @RP3

    Maybe they didn’t get wind of the story until Woz’s retraction came. Maybe they were *just* about to hit the publish button when they saw it. Maybe they consciously suppressed the news for fear that MDNers everywhere would kill themselves.

    1. Who cares?
    2. Fsck off.

  5. I have a feeling Woz did say something to the effect as he hasn’t really retracted every word of it. He merely added that apps on the iPhone are better to soften the blow.

    To me, at least, Woz often comes across a petulant jealous vying for attention when one time talent does not suffice.

    I have a feeling that the Dutch paper De Telegraaf may contradict Woz’s latest claim if he tries to discredit them too much to save face and his big mouth.

  6. What do you mean Android did a good job – Android did not do shit – It was the cell phone manufacturers who had no smart phone OS that they could use so they picked the “Free” one – They want to sell handsets so Android is what they got – Sort of like Bubba Gump Shrimp – they got the market share by default.

    I don’t know of any business that would issue Android phones to their workforce as they would be idiots to do it.

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