Steve “The Woz” Wozniak would consider returning to Apple if he was asked. The Apple cofounder and inventor of the Apple I and Apple II computers told Reuters that he would play a more active role in the company if he was asked (note that he is technically still on the payroll as it is).
He also expressed the opinion that Apple could be more open with its products and not lose sales. The Woz is known for tinkering (note the above-mentioned inventions of the Apple I and Apple II computers), and he told Reuters that he likes to, “get in there and add my own touches.” The way Apple sells its iPhone and iPad is considered closed, which makes such tinkering less than easy.
“My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales,” Mr. Wozniak said, but he defended Apple’s current policies by adding, “I’m sure they’re making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple.”
He called Apple’s current products “Unbelievable,” and noted that “one after another,” the company has put out quality products that have been hits with consumers.
Still, he believes he might have something to contribute to the company he cofounded, saying, “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.”
Mr. Wozniak is 60, and he’s currently the chief scientist for Fusion-io, a storage company.
Steve “The Woz” Wozniak