iPhone not Apple’s first smartphone?

The iPhone was not the first mobile phone that Apple developed.

Apple had collaborated with a well-known Japanese consumer electronics company in 2004 to develop a phone that was ahead of its time, but Apple prevented the launch of the mobile device, said Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, to Dutch news paper De Telegraaf.

The Reason for blowing off the launch in 2004 was that the phone was just not good enough and that Apple “wanted something that could amaze the world.” The iPhone was first announced in 2007.

Wozniak then moved on to the topic of Android saying that Android smartphones, not the iPhone, would become dominant

Wozniak says that right now Android is inconsistent, but that eventually the Android Os would match iOS and Android devices would pull ahead and lead the pack. Woz says, “The iPhone has very few weak points. There aren’t any real complaints and problems. In terms of quality, the iPhone is leading.” He also said, “Android phones have more features.”

Wozniak says that the Android OS will eventually beat out iOS and Apple to win much like Windows did in the computer market.

Wozniak is because of his outspoken views on technology a frequent speaker. Today he opens the Science & Technology Summit at the World Forum in The Hague.

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