Apple co-founder Wozniak calls firm "arrogant', slams iPhone 5 design

Ben Parfitt
Apple co-founder Wozniak calls firm

Outspoken tech exec and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has labelled his former employer as “arrogant” regarding its refusal to make the iPhone 5 larger.

Though the design and construction of Apple’s latest handset is undoubtedly amongst the very best on the market, the handset is certainly undersized compared to its strongest competitors such as Samsung’s Galaxy S III.

And Wozniak clearly thinks this is a serious mistake.

"Part of me wishes that Apple had not been so kind of arrogant and feeling we’re the only one with the right clue,” he told South African site TechCentral, as transcribed by MCV’s sister site ME.

“I wish they had made a small and a large version of the iPhone; that would have been great for me. Keep the aspect ratio the same, horizontal and vertical the same, but just grow it in the other way.

“I think Apple tricked itself and said ‘oh you could reach everything with one thumb’ and I don’t see anybody having any trouble using the larger screens.

"Apple said that as a defensive move because when the other phones came out they all had larger screens. Apple is now trying to run with that defence, saying ‘we are right’ and really there’s a mix of people. Not all people want the same thing and a lot of people really like the big screens.”

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