A partnership between Apple and Google in which the firms share technology, software and ideas would be beneficial to both companies, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has said.
Wozniak, who co-founded Apple Computers alongside Steve Jobs in 1976 before leaving in the late 1980s, believes Apple should combine elements of its iOS operating system with Google's Android OS in order to provide users with the best possible experience.
"Sometimes I say 'Go to Joe's Diner' and [Siri] doesn't know where Joe's Diner is. And very often I find that Android does," he told the BBC, suggesting that access to Google Maps and Google's search engine is the reason for Android being better at giving directions.
"That is actually the future of intelligence probably for computers getting smarter and getting artificial intelligence. I wish to God that Apple and Google were partners in the future," he said.
Wozniak said that if he were still at Apple he'd be pushing the company to partner with Google, but he added that such a partnership was probably unlikely.
"If I were there, it would be pretty likely. I'm probably wrong, there's probably an awful lot I don't know about the business concerns and one thing you've got to remember is a company has always got to make money," he said
"I believe you should have a world where you've got to license something at a fair price. There are good things I see on Samsung phones that I wish were in my iPhone.
"I wish Apple would use them and could use them, and I don't know if Samsung would stop us," Wozniak continued, adding that if the two companies were more open it'd be better for everybody.
"I wish everybody just did a lot of cross-licensing and sharing the good technology, all our products would be better, we'd go further. I do wish they were more compatible," he said