Steve Wozniak: 'I got the new iPhone; I can't tell the difference really'

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What you need to know

  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is not impressed with the new iPhone.
  • He says he can't really tell the difference between his new iPhone 13 and the iPhone 12.
  • He also said that he doesn't study the largeness and size of products, he's just worried if they're good or not.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has stated that he's not really impressed with Apple's new best iPhone, the iPhone 13, saying he can't really tell the difference between it and his iPhone 12.

As reported by Yahoo Finance:

Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak says he finds the recently released iPhone 13 to be virtually indistinguishable from the device's previous incarnations."I got the new iPhone; I can't tell the difference really," Wozniak said. "The software that's in it applies to older iPhones, I presume."

As the report notes, Wozniak's comments are actually quite reflective of a lot of iPhone 13 reviews when it comes to upgrades over the iPhone 12, even our own. They're also very much in keeping with previous comments from the Woz about the iPhone, who once said of the iPhone X "I'd rather wait and watch that one. I'm happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me."

Wozniak further commented that while he worried about largeness and size he didn't study, and at the end of the day was "just into if the products are good."

Apple's iPhone 13 boasts a new A15 Bionic chip, improved cameras across the board, and a new 120Hz ProMotion display in the Pro models. Despite the seemingly "incremental upgrades", there's still a lot to lure users and Apple has really struggled to keep up with strong iPhone demand because COVID-19 supply chain discruption and chip shortages. A report Tuesday claims that Apple has "sharply" cut back on production of its iPads to allocate more parts to iPhone production:

Apple has reportedly slashed its iPad production numbers so that iPhones can be manufactured more quickly. If reports are accurate, Apple has told suppliers to reduce iPad capacity by as much as 50% to allow iPhones to be given priority.The report, from Nikkei Asia, notes that iPhones and iPads have "a number of components in common." By moving those components from iPads to iPhones, Apple is able to get more smartphones into stores more quickly.

Stephen Warwick
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