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We're Gonna Need a Bigger Phone

Apple co-founder: They should've made the big-screen iPhones years ago

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak likes the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models — but he says the company should've come out with them a lot sooner.

"Apple could have had a much bigger share of the smartphone market if it had a larger-screen iPhone for the past three years," Wozniak told CNNMoney. "It could have competed better with Samsung."

Samsung popularized the very large-screen phones, sometimes known as "phablets"; Apple — the company that launched the modern smarphone — finally responded with the new iPhone 6 line.

Steve Wozniak helped to invent the home computer in the late 1970s when he designed the Apple II computer, at the company he co-founded with the late Steve Jobs. Wozniak eventually left Apple in the mid-1980s, but has remained a loyal user (and sometimes critic) of the company, as well as a commentator on technology and culture, and a consummate tinkerer with gadgets from many different companies.

Indeed, now that the iPhone 6 is actually out there, Wozniak has given it some rave reviews — even declaring that he has gotten rid of the Android phones that he also had.