“I think the number of features far behind Apple in the smartphone market. Others have come to their senses, actively catching up and are ahead. Samsung – a great competitor, precisely because it makes great products,” – said Wozniak.
MOSCOW, February 8 – RIA Novosti. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said that the American company, despite the impressive advances in the smartphone market, is losing the war for dominance in the market of South Korea’s Samsung, said in an interview with German magazine Wirtschafts Woche.
“I think the number of features Apple significantly lagging behind in the smartphone market . Others have come to their senses, actively catching up and are ahead. Samsung – a great competitor, precisely because it makes great products, “- said Wozniak in response to a request for comment on the latest sales results Apple.
He also noted that millions of fans around the world will continue to support Apple, but the company needs to work hard not to lose that support.
According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Apple supplies in the smartphone market grew by 46% in 2012 – the company managed to sell almost 136 million units and take a share of 19%. Samsung in 2012 has strengthened leadership in the world market, taking a 30% interest and putting 213 million smartphones.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1976. They quickly became rich: IPO Apple in 1980 was at the time one of the most successful in the history of the U.S. stock market. In 1981, Wozniak was in a plane crash and no longer play a significant role in the development of Apple, since the “engine” of the company remained Jobs. Wozniak is still the number of employees, and Apple remains a devoted fan of its products.