Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak told CNN Money in an interview that Apple could have done a better job of battling Samsung in past years by launching a big-screen iPhone earlier than it did. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are Apple’s first iPhones to tout significantly larger displays, with screens measuring 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches, respectively, and the company is currently selling as many iPhone 6 units as it can make, according to its most recent quarterly earnings call. More →
Do you imagine Steve Wozniak smoked a lot of pot and made a lot of penis jokes in his youth? If so then you’ll think the casting choice for Woz’s role in Aaron Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs biopic is absolutely perfect. According to Variety, none other than Seth Rogen has been tapped to play Wozniak in the upcoming film, which we think is an inspired choice for the brilliant and often very amusing Apple cofounder. Christian Bale, who is best known for playing Batman in Gary Nolan’s highly acclaimed trilogy, will play opposite Rogen as Steve Jobs. More →
It’s amazing how quickly an iPhone with a big display can win someone back. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, who in the past has not been shy about criticizing Apple products while at the same time professing his love for rival products such as Android and the Microsoft Surface, now says that he’s getting an iPhone 6 and is dumping all of the Android phones he once praised. More →
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, known for his candor when speaking about various Apple and non-Apple matters, talked with reporters and analysts at CeBIT 2014 last week, Times of India reports. Among other things, he said that he doesn’t think Tim Cook has to be fired, responding to one analyst who said the CEO should be punished for Apple’s stock dropping by 25% since October 2012. More →
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently sat down with CNN’s Piers Morgan and spoke about a variety of topics, including the NSA spying controversy and whistleblower Edward Snowden. Wozniak noted that he rarely takes sides and instead likes to talk about what really happens. He compared Snowden to Daniel Ellsberg, who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, explaining that both leaks “changed my life.” Morgan pointed out that had inventors such as Wozniak not created computers, the government wouldn’t be “snooping around our affairs.” Wozniak noted that he does “feel a little guilty,” however “not totally.” More →
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak had a quick chat with FayerWayer earlier this week, and the site asked him about a wide range of topics, including the new look of iOS 7 and the recent revelations about the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program. Wozniak’s most interesting comments, though, were about how cloud computing is slowly eroding the concept of owning content that we pay for, which in turn leaves us with less freedom than we used to have. More →
If you’re looking for an extremely cheap Christmas gift for someone you don’t particularly like, you could do worse than buying them an iPhone game featuring a gun-toting version of Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak. Vengeance: Woz With A Coz, the new game that pairs up Wozniak with “Machete” star Danny Trejo, is now available on the Apple App Store for just $0.99. The premise of the game is simple: Woz’s wife has been kidnapped by dastardly criminals and it’s your job to help him get her back. Making things even more enticing, it seems that Woz himself wrote the game’s “intriguing storyline,” so there’s really no excuse to avoid buying the game unless you’ve already completely drained your checking account from Black Friday shopping.
“Steve Wozniak’s wife has been kidnapped by ninjas! Are you a bad enough dude to save her?” Yes, that is seriously the premise of a new iOS game that’s slated to launch this Thanksgiving. As CNET reports, the new game will team Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak up with “Machete” star Danny Trejo as they attempt to rescue Woz’s wife Janet from dastardly kidnappers. The game is formally titled “Danny Trejo’s Vengeance Game: Woz With a Coz” and is expected to be released by November 22nd.
Steve Wozniak has never been shy about needling his former company, even if it means praising the efforts of Apple’s (AAPL) longtime nemesis Microsoft (MSFT). And in an interview with TechCrunch’s Andrew Keen, Wozniak is at it again and is expressing concerns that Microsoft may now be out-innovating the company he co-founded. Specifically, Wozniak said that Microsoft has produced “more of the type of innovation where you see something and you say, ‘Whoa, they really changed things drastically, whoa, they aren’t really even going in the same direction as everyone else.'” Wozniak also worried that Microsoft may have spent the past three years coming up with bold new innovations while Apple “was just used to cranking out the newest iPhone and falling a little behind.”
Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs had very different views of what Apple (AAPL) should be. The outspoken Jobs eventually overruled his partner and built the Cupertino-based company into one of the most successful companies of all time. During an “ask me anything” event on Tuesday, Wozniak responded to a question regarding his opinion of Apple and its current practices and as you may expect, the open-source advocate had some harsh words for his former company. More →
Never one to shy away from his opinions, Apple (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak revealed that he is “a little disappointed” with Apple’s new Maps program in iOS 6. “I tried to navigate somewhere, and I couldn’t get to where I wanted to by voice,” he said to ZDNet. “So, I was a little disappointed, because I love navigation by voice with my Google [Android] phones, actually, since they always get it and are based on a better database.” Apple has been heavily criticized for its decision to drop Google’s mapping app in favor of its own inferior program. Wozniak thinks the criticism may be overblown, however. “I have been reading about the problems, and I don’t know if they are that severe,” he said, using the iPhone 4 antenna issue as an example. “Sometimes, there are a lot of complaints about one little thing people spot, but it’s not that hard to deal with in life. I don’t know yet about Maps — I’m a little worried about the navigation, but I’ve still got it covered with a bunch of other navigation apps.” More →
Last month, a jury in California found Samsung guilty of infringing Apple’s patented technology. The South Korean manufacturer was ordered to pay Apple (AAPL) $1.05 billion in damages, however Samsung (005930) has said it will appeal the ruling. The ongoing patent dispute between the two companies has been criticized by Google and other predominant figures in the industry, including none other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. More →
Cult of Mac finds that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is once again praising products that are directly competing with the wares of his former company. In this particular case, Woz is heaping praise on Microsoft’s Surface tablet and generally showing enthusiasm for Microsoft’s consumer-oriented product line. “I do see a lot of stuff coming out from Microsoft in the consumer arena,” Wozniak said. “A lot of people like to say that Microsoft’s had no successes in the last so many years, but the Xbox is a success, and certainly Kinect… I do want to see the Surface, I want to use one, I want to own one.” More →