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Woz calls Apple ‘arrogant,’ ‘defensive’ over iPhone screens

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opines that Apple has been arrogant regarding the iPhone 5, during a podcast interview with TechCentral. “Part of me wishes that Apple had not been so … kind of arrogant and feeling, ‘We’re the only ones with the right clue,’ ” Wozniak said, noting that he wishes Apple would have made a wider version of the iPhone 5.

“I think Apple tricked itself and said, ‘Oh, you can reach everything with one thumb’ and I don’t see anybody having any trouble using the larger screens,” Wozniak said. “So you can do everything with one thumb, but Apple said that as a defensive move, because when the other phones came out, they all had larger screens. And now Apple had to get defensive.”

“I see all the modern smartphones, big, big, big, big, big and then there’s the iPhone,” he said. “…You get a feeling you’re getting more with a larger screen.” The interview covers a number of other topics, as well, including Wozniak’s wishes for a more open Apple and thoughts on the ongoing patent wars. [via Macworld UK]

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I find myself in the odd position of…partially…disagreeing with Woz on this one. He is right that Apple seems to be on the defensive in their ad campaign. This reeks of “We hear your complaints, but here is why you are wrong.”

On the other hand, I am not a fan of the ever-growing mobile phone. I have the iPhone 5. One of the first things I noticed was that the added length, though minimal, still made it not as comfortable in my front pocket. I decided to test this with a Galaxy S III. It was even a bit more bothersome with the additional width. I can’t fathom the idea of having a Galaxy Note in my pocket all day. I want my phone to be transparent in my pocket. I do not want to feel it’s edges when I sit down in my car. If I want a larger screen, I will use a tablet. Bigger is not necessarily better in all cases

I agree with this and I have used a Galaxy s3 and its way to big for the pocket!

Posted by Kurt R on October 22, 2012 at 10:05 AM (CDT)

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