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Woz agrees that Apple is falling behind rivals

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2013 20:21 User comments (12)

Woz agrees that Apple is falling behind rivals Apple co-founder Steve 'Woz' Wozniak had some words for his former company.
Speaking to a German publication, the Woz admitted that the company has fallen somewhat behind in its bid to remain the top smartphone maker in the world.

I am proud that we have such loyal fans. But this loyalty is not given, the needs with the best products are always kept alive and confirmed. Currently we are in my opinion in the smartphone business with the features somewhat behind. Others have caught up. Samsung is a great competitor. But precisely because they are currently making great products.


Apple and Samsung combined for about 99 percent of all the profits in the smartphone world, and own the majority market share.

There have been fears that Apple has lost its innovative edge over the last year, and those fears were reflected in its share price, which fell from a high of $705 to $475 today.

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12 user comments

18.2.2013 21:19

finally someone admits it

29.2.2013 4:09

When I think of all the sheeple that lost money on apple stock I can't help but smile.



39.2.2013 9:24

Jobs did not make the company. He hired and had talented people around him. If he did not like a product he would make the division redo the project. That is where some of the problem lie. Tim Cook and any subsequent CEO needs to have a presence about them to be a game changer/innovator.

Another problem I see it is a saturation one. The expectation is set so high for Apple to best itself and that cannot be sustained. Now it is product maturity and obsolesce cycle. Iphone was not an innovation, but a game changer in a budding market in which BlackBerry and Nokia owned.

Ipad, I think was a great innovation and started a new computing revolution, however the product matures, and the novelty wears off. The product now becomes a consumable, and that is what Apple is trying to negate.

49.2.2013 11:55

Originally posted by molsen:
Jobs did not make the company. He hired and had talented people around him. If he did not like a product he would make the division redo the project. That is where some of the problem lie. Tim Cook and any subsequent CEO needs to have a presence about them to be a game changer/innovator.

Another problem I see it is a saturation one. The expectation is set so high for Apple to best itself and that cannot be sustained. Now it is product maturity and obsolesce cycle. Iphone was not an innovation, but a game changer in a budding market in which BlackBerry and Nokia owned.

Ipad, I think was a great innovation and started a new computing revolution, however the product matures, and the novelty wears off. The product now becomes a consumable, and that is what Apple is trying to negate.
The second 2 sentences, in your post, are precisely the reason why, IMHO, Steve Jobs made the company.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Feb 2013 @ 11:55

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59.2.2013 17:16

Originally posted by GrandpaBW:
Originally posted by molsen:
Jobs did not make the company. He hired and had talented people around him. If he did not like a product he would make the division redo the project. That is where some of the problem lie. Tim Cook and any subsequent CEO needs to have a presence about them to be a game changer/innovator.

Another problem I see it is a saturation one. The expectation is set so high for Apple to best itself and that cannot be sustained. Now it is product maturity and obsolesce cycle. Iphone was not an innovation, but a game changer in a budding market in which BlackBerry and Nokia owned.

Ipad, I think was a great innovation and started a new computing revolution, however the product matures, and the novelty wears off. The product now becomes a consumable, and that is what Apple is trying to negate.
The second 2 sentences, in your post, are precisely the reason why, IMHO, Steve Jobs made the company.

69.2.2013 18:04

Is time for Crapple's sheeps to wake-up: kind of to late, if you ask me.


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710.2.2013 1:10
killapple
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Originally posted by A5J4DX:
finally someone admits it
ya no kidding!! now go curl up in a corner somewhere and leave apple alone! jeez microsoft fanboy!! u must really love apple!! u pathetic apple fanboy!! go back home to your awesome windows you windows fanboy! oh i guess you cant be all of them, or can you!>?

810.2.2013 1:16
ComeOnisheep.exe
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jesus h christ!! who cares!! apple/microsoft, imac/windows, tomato/tomoto!! it really doesnt matter!! whatever you like best is the vest! for you!!! with that being said, go for apple, lmfao!!

910.2.2013 3:28

apple phones have sucked since htc made them look like clownish buffoons in 2010...the HTC Evo 4G from then...with a modern proceesor still would beat iPhone5...the iPhoners just got 4g...the rest of us had it for 3 plus years...
Apple is goofy- they call other companies advances marketing gimmicks until they get them...then that rhetoric is all forgotten... apple is 3 years behind the top tier Droids and shouldnt even be mentioned in the same breath as Droid DNA or Galaxy3 or Razr maxx

1010.2.2013 15:39

Lets not write apple off too soon though; with reports indicating development of the new iWatch, they could soon be dominating the wrist watch market.(Sarcasm)

Does anyone else get the impression killapple and comeonisheep are the same person? Hmmm?

1111.2.2013 14:42

Originally posted by KillerBug:
When I think of all the sheeple that lost money on apple stock I can't help but smile.
;)

Forza Juve!!

1211.2.2013 14:45

Originally posted by molsen:
Jobs did not make the company. He hired and had talented people around him. If he did not like a product he would make the division redo the project. That is where some of the problem lie. Tim Cook and any subsequent CEO needs to have a presence about them to be a game changer/innovator.

Another problem I see it is a saturation one. The expectation is set so high for Apple to best itself and that cannot be sustained. Now it is product maturity and obsolesce cycle. Iphone was not an innovation, but a game changer in a budding market in which BlackBerry and Nokia owned.

Ipad, I think was a great innovation and started a new computing revolution, however the product matures, and the novelty wears off. The product now becomes a consumable, and that is what Apple is trying to negate.
I encourage you to revisit Apple's history with Jobs. Enjoy your reading ;)

Forza Juve!!

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