One question we’ve all pondered ever since Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO (and ultimately passed away days later) is “can Apple survive without its visionary genius at the helm.” Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and longtime friend of the late Steve Jobs, thinks it can.
Agreeing to answer fans’ questions about Apple without Jobs, jailbreaking and other nerdy stuff, Steve Wozniak revealed that he’s not content with the patent litigations involving Apple recently, but admitted that he’d instantly take up a job with the Cupertino giant again, if he’d be offered one.
Woz also admitted that he likes the jailbreak community – the hackers who break into Apple’s software and the end-users who reap the benefits of much cheaper (yet illegal) solutions. He said it reminded him of himself and Steve Jobs when the duo were tinkering with electronics.
Asked whether he believes Apple can go on without Jobs at the helm, Wozniak refrained from sounding too confident in their brainchild’s success.
He only said, “Who knows? Back then we knew how to make good new versions of our computers to satisfy the needs of our Macintosh market. But we didn’t do radically different things until the iMac.”
Wozniak continued, adding that “We should keep a watch for Apple returning to just milking its existing markets and not astounding us with new categories of products, or totally astounding ones. There is always a danger. And my personal opinion is that if it goes sour, it might have gone sour with Jobs there so conclusions should not be drawn.”
He concluded saying that such thinking is “not constructive for Apple,” obviously trying to protect the company from the media’s sharp teeth.
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