Steve Wozniak Open To Returning To Apple If Asked


Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said in an interview this week that he would consider returning to Apple if he were asked. During an interview in England this week, Wozniak said, “I’d consider it, yeah,” when asked if he would play a more active role if asked, Reuters reports.  Wozniak, Jobs, and Wayne founded Apple Computer in 1976. Steve Wozniak left his full-time position with Apple in  1987, but remains an employee & shareholder of Apple. Since leaving Apple, Wozniak has been involved in a wide variety of entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors. Wozniak currently serves as a Chief Scientist for a storage company Fusion-io.

Steve Jobs is currently on medical leave in order for him to focus on his health, he still remains CEO of Apple and continues to be involved in strategic decisions. Wozniak believes he has an abundance to offer Apple, the company he helped start, which went on to becoming the world’s second largest company in terms of market value. “There’s just an awful lot I know about Apple products and competing products that has some relevance, some meaning. They’re my own feelings, though,” Wozniak said during the interview. When asked his opinion on Apple today, Wozniak praised Apple for its recent products, “Unbelievable,” he said, “The products, one after another, quality and hits.”

Steve Wozniak even admitted that he would like Apple’s products to be more open, so he can “get in there and add [his] own touches.” In December 2010, Wozniak admitted that he purchased a DIY kit for the iPhone 4 and “modded” into the as-yet unreleased white version. “My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales,” said Wozniak, while adding, “I’m sure they’re making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple.” Wozniak has been committed to openness since the beginning. In December, he told reporters that he didn’t design the Apple I to make an abundance of money and had given the designs away for free after his former employee HP had shown no interest in the computer.

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