Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak talked with Wired at the Apps World North America conference in San Francisco, and dropped this little bombshell of a thought: Apple should release an Android phone.
Before you go and call out cries of blasphemy, there's a plan behind his idea. “There’s nothing that would keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market,” he says. “We could compete very well. People like the precious looks of stylings and manufacturing that we do in our product compared to the other Android offerings. We could play in two arenas at the same time.”
Knowing that Apple is much like Nintendo, in that they'd only ever want their hardware to be tied to their software—despite how much profits would be made from loosening up their restrictions—this probably isn't going to happen any time soon. Also, Woz isn't involved with the workings of Apple, so this is just friendly "advice" for now. But you never know what Apple has up its sleeve.
“The great products really come from secret development,” Wozniak said.
“You put small teams of great people on them and they aren’t bothered by other people commenting on what they’re doing while they’re doing it. A whole new category of products doesn’t happen very often. It might happen once a decade. Sometimes you have to wait for one of those to come about.”