In a recent interview with the BBC, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says if he was still working at Apple, they would be teaming up with Google—and Samsung for that matter, too.
"I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future," Wozniak said. He emphasized that they could play off each other's strengths, especially Apple when it comes to Google's voice recognition. "Sometimes I say 'Go to Joe's Diner' and [Siri] doesn't know where Joe's Diner is. And very often usually I find out that Android does," he said. "That is actually the future of intelligence probably for computers getting smarter and getting artificial intelligence."
But, business is business, and the day Apple and Google seriously team up may be very unlikely. "I'm probably wrong," he continued. "There's probably an awful lot I don't know about the business concerns, and one thing you've got to remember is a company has always got to make money."
Cross-licensing products while developing relationships with rivals would open up the door for better products and greater innovation, he says. "There are good things I see on Samsung phones that I wish were in my iPhone," Woz continued. "I wish Apple would use them and could use them, and I don't know if Samsung would stop us."
"We'd go further," Wozniak said. "I do wish they were more compatible. I believe you should have a world where you've got to license something at a fair price."
This is as likely as the Democrats and Republicans agreeing on Obamacare, but who knows. It would be better for us.