Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
Wozniak Praises Samsung
Apple is “somewhat behind with features in the smartphone business,” says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, “others have caught up. Samsung is a big competitor. But precisely because they are currently making great products.”
The Samsung Galaxy S2 came as a shock to iPhone users because the bigger screen looked so good.
With that one move, Samsung took style leadership and, subsequently, market leadership.
So far, no response from Apple – the iPhone 5 was slightly bigger than 4S but not as big as Galaxy S2 and 3.
Maybe Apple’s CEO thinks, as Nokia’s CEO thought in 2007, that the new kid on the block is a six months fad.Tags: co founder, iphone 5, market leadership, new kid on the block, steve wozniak