While Steve Wozniak had a public appearance in Shanghai, he held an interview fielding questions about the company he co-founded, Apple. He spoke about topics related to the newly unveiled iPhone 5 and the the Apple v. Samsung trial. In relation to the latter Wozniak was very clear that he hates all the litigation;
“I don’t think the decision of California will hold. And I don’t agree with it — very small things I don’t really call that innovative. I wish everybody would just agree to exchange all the patents and everybody can build the best forms they want to use everybody’s technologies.”
Wozniak’s ideas would definitely save manufacturers like Samsung, Motorola and HTC millions in legal fees, but Apple clearly does not agree with his sentiment, at least not as long these companies are contending with Apple’s products. Also in the interview, Wozniak mentioned the new iPhone and said, “I am always excited about every iPhone product because there are always good advances, a better quality on the pictures will mean a lot…” The iPhone 5 is very comparable to other android phones, but when all the litigation is over who knows who will be allowed to use what technology.