Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak recently held an interview at the Campus Party in Valencia, Spain. He talked about the iPhone 4's antenna problems, Apples relationship with Google, his roll at Apple, and his relationship with Steve Jobs.
Here's some of what he had to say.
On iPhone 4 antenna
"I have not really had a problem with the antenna... I think it’s a very tiny, tiny problem that is blown out of proportion because there are a lot of people who want to accuse Apple of a mistake only because Apple has been so good with its products, creating the products that we all love."
"Even though I can cause the problem on my iPhone 4, I don’t have the problem in real usage."
"A problem that is imagined to exist is that much greater the more you love the product that you’re afraid won’t work"
"In recent times, I’ve been a little saddened to encounter the controversy between Apple and Google."
"I love Google, but I’m afraid it has a chance of becoming the Microsoft of the future. You remember how Microsoft used all of their ownership of the operating system to take over the browser."
On his role at Apple
"Although I receive a small salary from Apple, I do virtually no real work at the company."
"I like to be more on the outside of Apple, because I prefer to judge products objectively."
On Steve Jobs
- "I chat with Steve Jobs now and then, from time to time, and we have never had an argument. We have always been friends. We are not close friends like we once were, spending every day together."
What do you think? Is the iPhone 4 antenna problem blown out of proportion? Are you afraid of Google becoming the next Microsoft?
My follow up question to Mr. Woz is what exactly he considers a small salary!
Check out video of the interview after the break.