Steve Wozniak: If Apple Releases the Tablet, I'll Buy It

If you're wondering who's going to line up to buy an Apple tablet for US$1,000, wonder no more: Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak will be in line. "I buy everything Apple comes out with," Mr. Wozniak said at a conference for his current company, Fusion-io. The Wall Street Journal reported that The Woz did include the caveat of, "If there is such a thing."

Of course, Mr. Wozniak then amended that to, "There is no such thing," so take it as you will

In any event, Fusion-io was holding its press conference to announce that IBM was using a technology the company developed called High IOPS Adapter in SSD drives for some of its servers. Despite that, however, reporters on-hand for the event asked Mr. Wozniak about Apple CEO Steve Jobs' health.

Mr. Wozniak demurred, at first, but then added that he had heard from unnamed Apple employees that Mr. Jobs was doing well.

Which brought the discussion back to Mr. Wozniak and his gadget and Apple device fetish. The Woz has stood in line for a new iPhone three times -- "They said I cut in line, but I didn't" -- and Fusion-io president David Flynn added about the tablet, "You're talking to a guy who has seven [navigation] systems in his car. So he will definitely be buying it."

There's more in the Journal's full story about Fusion-io and the event.