With the latest announcement of foldable smartphones from Huawei and Samsung, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is hoping that a foldable iPhone is going to be introduced in the near future. He declared that in case Apple doesn’t work on a similar device, it is able to seriously fall behind the pack.
“Apple has been a leader for many years in a few areas such as touch ID, facial ID, and easy payment with the phone. They’re not the leader in areas like the folding mobile phone, and that concerns me because I really need a folding phone,” claimed Wozniak in a Bloomberg TV interview.
In accordance with him , Apple has been being focused on incremental upgrades along with new software application to improve their handset range instead of doing something radical and physically ground-breaking to bring a new form factor. He believes that the success of the iPhone from 2007 onwards has made the company complacent when it comes to innovation.
“They just got so successful on the iPhone and that was their entire business for a long time. Now they’re branching out, so a number of their businesses have been very good.”
Apple has honestly never been successful in introducing a new product category. Sure they have been really good at making phones, tablets and computing devices, but that’s what the company does best, defining their product category. A folding smartphone, if done right, could have a huge impact on Apple’s overall sales and revenues.
Huawei and Samsung have introduced their first attempts at the folding smartphone, and while they do look path-defining products, they just don’t really make sense right now. Probably once this category catches-on, Apple is going to introduce something of its own.