Steve Wozniak hasn’t been a part of Apple since 1985 but that didn’t discourage him from offering his opinion on the new iPhone 7 scheduled for release this coming September. Wozniak wanted Apple to know that he had its best interests at heart and didn’t want Apple to do anything that would jeopardize its standing.
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The idea of the rumored elimination of the standard 3.5 mm headphone jack from the upcoming iPhone has him worried. Wozniak doesn’t think iPhone users would like the idea of being restricted to using Bluetooth headphones or Lightning cable headphones very appealing. He told the Australian Financial Review ““If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people, “I would not use Bluetooth … I don’t like wireless.
I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through Bluetooth, and Bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music. “Mine have custom ear implants, they fit in so comfortably, I can sleep on them and everything. And they only come out with one kind of jack, so I’ll have to go through the adaptor, If there’s a Bluetooth 2 that has higher bandwidth and better quality, that sounds like real music, I would use it.
But we’ll see. Apple is good at moving towards the future, and I like to follow that.” Wozniak wasn’t very pleased with how the only thing justifying the price increase of the Apple Watch was the change in bands. He wrote down his two cents on Reddit, saying that “I love my Apple Watch, but - it’s taken us into a jewelry market where you’re going to buy a watch between $500 or $1,100 based on how important you think you are as a person.
The only difference is the band in all those watches. Twenty watches from $500 to $1,100. The band’s the only difference? Well this isn’t the company that Apple was originally, or the company that really changed the world a lot.” He also voiced his opinion over Apple’s low tax bill: “I don’t like the idea that Apple might be unfair – not paying taxes the way I do as a person. I do a lot of work, I do a lot of travel and I pay over 50% of anything I make in taxes and I believe that’s part of life and you should do it.”
Since he bid farewell to Apple, Wozniak has spent his time developing the first programmable universal remote control, teaching computer classes at an elementary school, building an early consumer GPS device and launching a comic convention in Silicon Valley with former Marvel Comics boss Stan Lee.
Source: The Guardian