In an interview with CNNMoney at Capital One's new Innovation Center in Plano, Texas, Steve Wozniak stated that Apple should have launched a larger iPhone three years ago. Wozniak also shared his views on the upcoming Apple Watch. According to the Apple co-founder:
Apple could have had a much bigger share of the smartphone market if it had a larger-screen iPhone for the past three years. It could have competed better with Samsung.
Samsung is the number one handset manufacturer in the world, with a global market share of 24 percent in Q3 2014. Apple came in second with a 12 percent share. Despite being the co-founder of Apple, Wozniak said that he likes to try out products from other companies.
Tech is like a song. You can get all the details from someone else, but you're not sure you like it until you hear it for yourself.
Wozniak also said that while he was initially interested in smartwatches, going as far as to strap his iPod nano to his wrist, he kept going back to his phone because of the larger display.
I kept saying that I'd like to have a smartphone on my wrist, so I bought a few smartwatches when they first came out. I got rid of them so quick. I got real negative on smartwatches.
When it comes to the Apple Watch, Wozniak said that it was a "luxury fitness band", although it was "more distinctive than all the others."
And who knows? It might sell well. There are a lot of wrists out there.
Siri also got a mention during the interview, with Wozniak stating that he bought into Siri, Inc., the original makers of the utility, before Apple acquired it.
I bought into the company that made Siri a year before Apple owned it. I couldn't talk people into using it -- I told everyone it's the best app ever.