Woz Says He Wants Apple To Make An iWatch And iPhones With Bigger Displays

Woz believes Siri went downhill the day Apple bought it.

“Siri, make me an iWatch.”

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one to shy away from sharing his opinions on the state of Apple, but rather than giving a speech on the advice he would impart to Tim Cook, Woz recently shared his Apple product wishlist, which includes wearable computers and bigger displays.

During a recent interview with Reuters, Woz says that he wants Apple to make an iWatch that is as complete in functionality as the current iPhone. The wishlist also includes larger screens on the iPhone, more customizations, and a happy room full of Dreamers thinking up how to change the world with a product that you wouldn’t call a phone.

Here’s the full interview:

Woz Says He Wants Apple To Make An iWatch And iPhones With Bigger Displays

  • vegaslight

    It’s easy for women to toss a phone into a purse, but guys have to put phones in their pockets… along with keys, wallet, change, and whatever else. I don’t understand how people are carrying around bigger and bigger phones.

  • KTGHowie

    Woz was a great engineer, and without him, Apple would not exist. I know I’m going to hell for saying this, but I don’t think most of what he says these days is really relevant, or helpful. He was never a product guy, and often had to be prodded into improving on his own hardware designs. It’s nice to have all sorts of configuration choices, but too much of that ends up watering down the product (Android) into multiple variations that make everything too confusing for the average consumer. I think the iPhone screen size is just fine. If it gets much bigger, it will be very uncomfortable in my pocket. I’m also not so sure I would want a “smart watch”. I don’t need all of my notifications in my face that much all the time. About a year ago, I turned off audible mail, calendar, and reminder notifications on my Macs, and my iPad, so only my iPhone makes a sound when something comes in. Before that, every email, every calendar or reminder notification went off on all four devices all at once. If they all just happened to be nearby, that would get really annoying on a busy Monday morning. A smart watch would only amplify things. Sometimes, it’s good just to unplug for a while, and get some work done rather than be bombarded with notifications coming in. Since I made this change, I only need to turn the sound off on one device, and it’s easy to ignore the visual notifications when I need to.

  • KTGHowie

    It’s easy for women to toss a phone into a purse, but guys have to put phones in their pockets… along with keys, wallet, change, and whatever else. I don’t understand how people are carrying around bigger and bigger phones.

    I don’t get it either. Those “phablets” are ridiculous. I’ve seen a few guys trying to stuff them into their pockets, and it doesn’t look good. It makes me want to ask “is that a phablet in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?”. I sometimes feel a little redundant carrying my iPad mini with me, but I don’t try to stuff it into my pocket. I’ve always kept my iPhone in a pocket without anything else to avoid damaging it. It’s hard to resell an iPhone that’s all scratched up.

  • Market_Mayhem

    It’s a well-known fact that Woz carries several smartphones on his person as he’s said so many times. If he wants to use a larger display, he can use his Android smartphone. Apple seems to have decided it’s in no hurry to introduce a larger display iPhone. There’s not much more to be said. Apple seems to be doing fine without a mega-smartphone. Woz is certainly entitled to his own opinion but he should give it a rest. Apple need not blindly follow Android hardware trends if it isn’t necessary or they’re not ready to make that move.

  • crateish

    Woz has been a fringe personality for decades. His twitter feed is little more than his visits to crappy chain restaurants, expensive hotels, and walking his dog.

    Who cares what he thinks?

  • iFan41

    Woz is a hack that wouldn’t understand creativity or innovation if it hit him on his fat face.

  • Moose

    When my girlfriend showed me her Samsung Galaxy last spring, I laughed out loud because it is so big (and she is an especially little person). But I’ve stopped laughing now. The more I see it in use, the more I am unhappy with my teensy weensy iphone and its teensy weensy screen; difficult to see, difficult to type on. I would LOVE a combination tablet/phone (with bluetooth headset, of course, for phone calls). Love the functions of my iPhone; just hate the design. I think Woz gets it.

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