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Steve Wozniak on iOS 7, Mac Pro, Kim Kardashian, Jobs and the 'lousy' Macintosh

Ashleigh Allsopp | July 1, 2013
We round up Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's numerous interviews from this week, which cover a wide range of topics.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been known to be a bit of a chatterbox, and this week has been no exception. Wozniak, or Woz as he is more fondly known, has been (really) busy talking about Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie, the history of Apple and the 'lousy' Macintosh, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby, the NSA scandal, iOS 7, the new Mac Pro and lots, lots more.

Just in case you don't feel like reading everything Woz said this week, we picked out some of the highlights.

When speaking about AirDrop in iOS 7: "I don't necessarily think Apple does everything best."

On the Mac Pro: "I hope it goes big."

After saying Jobs was not a saint in his early years at Apple, but only when he came back and helped launch the iPod: "We truly could have used the later Jobs in earlier years at Apple, is what I feel."

On Steve Jobs and the 'lousy' Macintosh: "The Macintosh failed, really hard, and who built the Macintosh into a success later on? It wasn't Steve, he was gone. It was other people like John Sculley who worked and worked to build a Macintosh market when the Apple II went away."

On Tim Cook's ability to run Apple: "Wait until we see if Apple has a few dogs that come out, and then you can start saying that something's missing."

Our last highlight from Woz this week: "Of course, I'm kinda weird."

So, for those of you who are intrigued and want to find out what else Woz has been talking about this week, here's the week's Woz interviews in more detail.

Woz on the NSA scandal and Edward Snowden
Edward Snowden, the man who leaked information about a National Security Agency (NSA) program code-named PRISM that is said to give the NSA "direct access" to the servers of companies including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft and Google, is on the run from the government, and Wozniak has this week said that thinks the hunt for Snowden highlights that freedom in America is "just a joke."

"The government is just upset because he embarrassed them," Woz told New York Daily News. "We think we're the most free and fair country in the world. It's like the NSA is giving themselves permission to do what they want. At first we thought technology would give us less restriction, but with digital technology, nothing is private anymore - not even our email."

Speaking to The Daily Beast, Wozniak also branded Snowden a hero. "I think Edward Snowden is a hero because this came from his heart," Woz continued. "And I really believe he was giving up his whole life because he just felt so deeply about honesty, about spying on Americans, and he wanted to tell us."

 

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