Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he’s not interested in Apple’s new iPads because the neither model meets his needs. Woz didn’t get a chance to watch the keynote live because he was on a plane, but he caught up with the news when he landed and then emailed his wife to say, “nope, I don’t want one of those.”
Woz usually speaks so highly about Apple products, and while he uses competing products, too, he seems to always have the latest thing from Cupertino. But he won’t be picking up an iPad Air or a new iPad mini.
“I am constantly following the gadget world but I was on a plane and missed all of the keynote,” Woz told attendees at Apps World today. “When I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn’t hit my needs.”
These are some of Apple’s most exciting iPad updates so far. The full-size iPad Air is finally thinner and lighter, while the iPad mini has that much-anticipated Retina display. Both devices also have A7 processors with improved graphics. So what’s not to like?
“Yes it’s thinner, but I wanted storage,” Woz explained. “I don’t have broadband at home, and you can’t get great broadband connection in hotels, so I carry all my personal media in the iPad. So I was hoping Apple had a 256GB iPad. I was hoping for more storage so I could put every episode of Big Bang Theory on my iPad.”
“So I emailed my wife and said ‘nope, I don’t want one of those’,” Woz added.
I know what you’re thinking. Woz, known for his love of gadgets and all things tech, doesn’t have broadband at home? Nope, because of his “lousy phone company.”
Apple does offer sup to 128GB of storage with the iPad now. 16GB is enough for me most of the time, so I don’t have any issues there, but I can certainly see why even 128GB wouldn’t be enough for some — not if they want to carry all of their content with them wherever they go.
Woz also had a small stab at the iPhone’s small display, explaining he feels larger screens are “easier to deal with” offering “more space for your fingers.”
“When you went into a store and saw the iPhone had the smallest screen of all, that was a little disappointing,” he added. On the other hand, the iPad mini is “just a hair too large” to fit into your pocket.