Woz Worried Apple Lagging Behind Foldable Phone
Apple Co-Founder, Steve Wozniak, is worried the iPhone maker is falling behind rivals, asserting he “really wants” a foldable phone – a realm the Californian giant is “not the leader” in.
In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Wozniak claims Apple has been the world leader “for a long time” in touch ID, facial ID and phone payments, however, is trailing with foldable phones:
“They’re not the leader in areas like the folding phone, and that worries me because I really want a folding phone.”
The news comes just days after the unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X.
Companies such as Motorola are TCL are also reportedly developing foldable phones, with the innovation opening a new category of devices.
Commentators question the pace of market adoption, with Samsung’s Galaxy Fold tipped to retail for A$3,000 later this year.
It comes amid a slump in global smartphone sales, and a 15% drop in Apple iPhone revenue in fiscal first quarter.
It’s not the only area Wozniak believes Apple could improve in – still preferring his Roku over the Apple TV.
Despite this, he remains optimistic about the company’s future, asserting it’s expanding into a range of non-iPhone related segments.
“They just got so successful on the iPhone and that was their whole business for a long time”
“Now they’re branching out so a lot of their businesses have been very good.”