In a brief interview with The Daily Beast, Steve Wozniak has voiced some of his concerns with iOS, and openly admits that in many respects, Android is superior to iOS. Of course, what mobile OS is “better” is entirely up to personal preference, especially with two close competitors like Apple and Google. But, Woz is one of the world’s most enthusiastic geeks, and likes to use his devices to their full potential.
His primary qualm with iOS is how limiting it is compared to Android: “My primary phone is the iPhone, I love the beauty of it. But I wish it did all the things my Android does, I really do.” Anyone who has used the two systems knows that Android is much more open than iOS, and while it may be slightly more complicated to use, Woz says, “if you’re willing to do the work to understand it a little bit, well I hate to say it, but there’s more available in some ways”.
The Apple cofounder still uses the iPhone as his primary handset, but he prefers Android’s GPS and voice recognition system. He says that ever since Siri was bought by Apple, the accuracy and availability has gone downhill: “I have a lower success rate with Siri than I do with the voice built into the Android, and that bothers me“.
Just because Wozniak helped create Apple doesn’t mean that he can’t prefer the competition, and he’s right when he says that the iPhone is much better for users who are “scared of complexity“. Either OS can get the job done, but if you’re like Woz and want to use your device without any restrictions, Android might be the best option.