Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Rips iPhone Advancements

The iPhone 5 is one of the most profitable and engaging smartphones in the world, but Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak believes the company still has a long way to go in capturing its potential market.

Wozniak took to the mic at the Businessweek’s Best Brand Awards on Thursday to express his concern over the state of the iPhone.

“Currently we are, in my opinion, somewhat behind with features in the smartphone business,” Wozniak said. “Others have caught up. Samsung is a big competitor. But precisely because they are currently making great products.”

Even Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdry jumped on the bandwagon and announced that “Apple’s innovation is sputtering.”

It could be Apple’s fault, or it could be the work done by its top competitor, presumably clouding the work that the iPhone thinkers have done.

In the meantime, Samsung has rolled out a slew of new features to its new Galaxy S3 (the phone in which Wozniak refers to), which includes the brilliant idea of running two apps at the same time by way of the split-screen. Other features include a way to prevent the phone from going into hibernation mode by detecting your face in its front-facing camera and a way of sharing apps, files, videos, photos and the like by simply tapping phones together (the feature that the company boasts in its latest round of advertisements).

Still, Wozniak’s concession may act as a turning point in the iPhone’s future. In the next two years, Apple is rumored to dole out three different iPhone models (through various sources). The biggest hope is that the iPhone 5 successor (iPhone 5S or 6) will break into the emerging markets by introducing a cheaper, plastic-made design.

Moreover, iLounge editor-in-chief Jeremy Horwitz noted last month that the iPhone 6 will feature a built-in “13-megapixel sensor” in the back camera as well as flash enhancements and an A7 processor. While these announcements are just a few of the latest rumblings in the rumor mill, it’s nonetheless a step forward in what is sure to be a much improved iPhone.

[via International Business Times]

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