“When my colleague Brian Burgess sent me an email this morning with a link to a Wired article asserting that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak thought Apple should make an Android phone, it sounded funny to me,” Gina Smith reports for aNewDomain.
“It sounded wrong. So I called Steve Wozniak, with whom I penned his biography iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It. Steve emphatically told me that the press had the story ‘wrong,'” Smith reports. “In an email to me, Steve said, ‘They got it quite wrong for their own reasons … I’m used to things like this, (where the media turns) ‘could’ into ‘should.’ But the idea caught a lot of attention. It was just (my) independent idea … I’m sure others have said it before but I get more attention …'”
Woz continued, “‘I did say Apple ‘could’ make an Android phone. But I (said) total business decisions would be in the hands of knowledgeable Apple execs — not me,'” Smith reports. “In addition, says Steve, ‘I questioned how much this would compete with the iPhone business.'”
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Apple co-founder Woz: Apple should make an Android phone – February 6, 2014