Apple co-founder and longtime iPhone enthusiast Steve Wozniak has weighed in on the big iPhone 5 reveal, at least preliminarily.
Speaking in Shanghai, the Woz said that he likes to use a product for himself before he passes judgement, but did have one hope for the new iPhone.
“I am always excited about every iPhone product because there are always good advances,” he said. “A better quality on the pictures will mean a lot, because when I show people pictures on my iPhone 4 and my Galaxy S III, they always say the Galaxy S III, or even the Motorola Razr, pictures look better.”
Better photos than the iPhone? Oh no he di'int.
"“I think they took some very important steps,” said the Woz. “I’d like to get a product, use it myself before I judge it and compare to others. I’d like to have it myself and tell what’s good and bad about it.”
Not exactly a shining endorsement for someone who camped overnight to be the first in line for the iPhone 4S. But he has a point. It's hard to speculate based on simply watching that media event.
There's good news for Wozniak, if Apple is to be believed. They say they've improved the camera in the iPhone 5, saying that "the Camera app...features improvements including 40 percent faster photo capture, better low-light performance, and improved noise reduction. So you can snap more shots with more detail and clarity than ever before."
The 8 megapixel camera features backside illumination, a hybrid IR filter, a five-element lens, and f/2.4 aperture, specs that an iPhone 4S owner may be familiar with.
We'll let you know if Wozniak camps out again this year. I'm sure he'll let us know via Foursquare check-in cross-posted to Twitter.[via Bloomberg]