Woz weighs in on iPhone 5

Sep 13, 2012
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Woz weighs in on iPhone 5

Many people are excited for the iPhone 5, but a day after the reveal of the new device, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has shared his early opinion. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Wozniak said that he's "always excited" when a new iPhone is revealed, and there's one thing in particular he's hoping for with this latest iteration. Specifically, Wozniak hopes that the iPhone 5 will deliver better photo quality over the iPhone 4.

"I am always excited about every iPhone product because there are always good advances," Wozniak said. "A better quality on the pictures will mean a lot, because when I show people pictures on my iPhone 4 and my Galaxy S III, they always say the Galaxy S III, or even the Motorola Razr, pictures look better." Wozniak also said that he thinks Apple has taken some "very important steps" with the latest iPhone, but will wait until he's actually able to test the iPhone 5 himself before making his final judgment on the new device.

The iPhone 4 has a rear-facing 5 megapixel camera, whereas the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III, and Motorola DROID RAZR all have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The iPhone 5 comes with a number of improvements over its predecessors, including a larger 4-inch screen (as opposed to the 3.5-inch screen on the iPhone 4 and 4S), a thinner and more lightweight design, and perhaps most importantly, 4G LTE functionality. It will also come with iOS 6 pre-installed, which boasts a number of new features over iOS 5.

Oh, and for the record, Wozniak also gave his opinion on Apple's recent patent trial against Samsung. "I hate it," Wozniak said, presumably bluntly. "I don’t think the decision of California will hold. And I don’t agree with it -- very small things I don’t really call that innovative." Instead of courtroom tussles, Wozniak said he would prefer it if everyone would just agree to share patents, giving companies a pool of technology with which to make the best devices possible. That sounds perfect to us, to tell the truth, but unfortunately, we're thinking that companies like Apple and Samsung wouldn't be as receptive to the idea.


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