Steve Wozniak On Antennagate, Google And Steve Jobs (Video)


We’ve posted videos and interviews of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak before – the man happens to have a lot of interesting things to say.

But do check out this recent video, recorded last week at the Campus Party in Valencia, Spain. In a conversation with a live audience, Woz speaks out on Antennagate (again), Apple and its relationship with Google and his own relationship with chief exec Steve Jobs.

(Thanks to Luis Aguilar Pryde from EFE TV for the heads up)

Unfortunately, the questions from the audience (which were presumably posed in Spanish and needed to be translated on the spot) are not included, but you can guess what they were.

A couple of choice quotes:

On Antennagate

– “I have not really had a problem with the antenna, and I have not heard of people. 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.”

On Apple and Google (and Microsoft)

– “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 current 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 his relationship with 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.”