Woz Criticizes Apple For App Store Restrictions
The UK newspaper Telegraph interviewed Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently for his thoughts on the iPod, iPhone, and Apple’s future. He criticized Apple for locking down the App Store instead of letting developers develop the app they want, noting that the restrictions are too narrow for apps he would consider creating.
“Consumers aren’t getting all they want when companies are very proprietary and lock their products down,” he says when comparing the iPhone’s closed operating system to the new Google phone’s open source system which allows anyone to modify and adapt the way the phone works. “I would like to write some more powerful apps than what you’re allowed,” he laments.
His stance on open-platforms is not surprising. Woz has been a long-time supporter of the iPhone-hacking scene.
You can check out the whole interview at Telegraph.co.uk.