Steve Wozniak: I Wish Apple And Google Were Partners
Posted: November 4, 2013 by Emily Brown
In a recent interview to the BBC, Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak gave maybe the most unlikely statement saying: "I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future."
The man who was the brains behind the company (even though Steve Jobs is the one to often get the credit for Apple's success) claimed if he was still at the Cupertino, Calif. company, it would be working with one of its biggest rivals, Google.
A true tech genius as he is, Wozniak complimented Android's superiority to its access to Google's search engine, especially its speech recognition technology in particular, stating Apple would benefit from teaming up with Google to improve its own voice-assistant software Siri. Putting it simple, Apple would be more powerful if it had a good professional relationship with Google.
Although at a point during the talk for BBC's technology show Click, Wozniak reversed, saying:
"I'm probably wrong — there's probably an awful lot I don't know about the business concerns, and one thing you've got to remember is a company has always got to make money."
He still went on to explain how developing partnerships with rivals, including Samsung, would open up more opportunities for greater innovation:
"There are good things I see on Samsung phones that I wish were in my iPhone," he claimed. "I wish Apple would use them and could use them, and I don't know if Samsung would stop us."
Who knows, maybe one day Wozniak's utopic idea of cross-licensing and sharing technology dedicated to creating the best gadgets will become reality.