Steve Wozniak would take more active role at Apple if asked

first_imgOn April 1, 1976 Steve Wozniak, along with Steve Jobs, formed Apple Computers where he took on the role of vice president in charge of research and development. The company’s first product was the Apple I whose prototype was assembled in Job’s garage. In February 1981 Wozniak crashed his Beechcraft Bonanza aircraft into a 12-foot embankment soon after take off. As a result of the crash, Wozniak developed retrograde amnesia and temporary anterograde amnesia and did not immediately return to Apple. Instead, he married Candice Clark, an early Apple employee who he credits with helping him regain his short term memory, and completed his undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley where he had previously dropped out to build the Apple I and start Apple Computers.Wozniak didn’t return to Apple until 1983 and only assumed the role of an engineer until leaving his full-time employment with the company in 1987. While he still receives a paycheck from Apple, the co-founder doesn’t currently have an active role with the company. That’s something that apparently could change one day if asked. In an interview with Reuters, Wozniak was queried on if he would play a more active role in Apple if approached with the idea. In response, Wozniak said, “I’d consider it, yeah.” In being asked what he thought of Apple today, Wozniak responded, “Unbelievable. The products, one after another, quality and hits.”While praising the company Wozniak still has some competing thoughts on things he would like to see changed. One thing that is clear from the interview is that Wozniak would like the company’s products and services, such as iTunes and iOS, to be more open and he believes that the company could do so and not lose sales. His love of open products is probably why the Apple co-founder admitted to owning a couple of Android phones back in January of last year.Read more at Reuterslast_img

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