Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was doing interviews last week at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley where he said a few choice quotes about the state of technology, where it’s heading and specifically stating Apple will end up on top in the mobile market.
Packing 3 devices with him: Black iPhone 4, unreleased White iPhone 4 and an unnamed Android device, Wozniak said “Apple likes to sit and control the whole user experience better, and it’s a tradeoff… The Android platform might have the greater market share, but individually as a company, I’m sure Apple will probably wind up on top in mobile phones.”
Wozniak stated the technology issue today is that “All of a sudden, we’ve lost a lot of control… We can’t turn off our internet; we can’t turn off our smartphones; we can’t turn off our computers…Little things that work one day; they don’t work the next day, I think it’s much harder today than ever before to basically know that something you have … is going to work tomorrow.” The Woz jokingly continued and said “There is no solution… Everything has a computer in it nowadays; everything with a computer is going to fail. The solution is: kill the people who invented these things”.
Apple continues to plug away and capture more market share. They recently passed RIM to take 4th spot as the largest mobile manufacturer. As for Android, more manufacturers are releasing devices with the open platform. Gartner Research believes Google’s Android will become the become #2 worldwide mobile OS by the end of 2010.