Apple is expected to introduce its much-awaited iPhone 8 device in the month of September. Thanks to the endless rumors and speculations regarding the device, the fans have a vague idea as to what can be expected from Apple’s flagship smartphone. There were many reports in the past that suggested that the iPhone 8 might be priced at $1,000. This certainly has led fans to have second thoughts about even thinking about purchasing the smartphone — as it is almost the same price as Apple’s MacBook Pro. However, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak might have a different opinion all together.
At a recent technology conference held in China, Woz explained why one must not hesitate spending over $1,000 on an iPhone. He said that while the majority of phone makers improved their products and eventually managed to offer features that are similar to those on Apple’s devices, very few actually compare in terms of build quality and performance with an iPhone, reported Softpedia.
“Here’s is what I admire about Chinese phones: really good intelligent decisions about how to lower the cost but keep enough of the functionality. In life, I don’t believe in quantity as much as I do in quality. So (Apple) may not have the hugest share in the market, but you should have the best product you can possibly build and Apple qualifies for that,” he was quoted as saying.
He further went on to talk about different smartphones that hail from places like China and Russia, and how they haven’t been able to match iPhone’s standards. “Apple products are safe. And Apple’s pricing is high in the extreme. It’s a safe bet for a lot of people, and when you love Apple, you are willing to pay for it. Sometimes there were reasons that they didn’t work for me, and Russian phones as well,” he explained.