Woz says that the App Store was Apple's most important invention

Woz says that the App Store was Apple’s most important invention

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Woz has never been shy about speaking publicly about Apple.
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What does Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak think is the most important product in the company’s history? Nope, it’s not the Apple II, or even the iPhone. Instead, Woz told the audience at this week’s Salesforce TrailheaDX conference in San Francisco that his personal pick is none other than the App Store.

“The most important apps, what would I have done without them?” Wozniak said. “The ones that take me furthest in life are made by third parties.” Woz said that this represented a change in his way of thinking, since for years he believed that the iPhone was Apple’s most important contribution to the world.

His timing on the App Store comment is certainly timely, since today marks the official unveiling of the iPhone 3G, which coincided with the launch of iOS 2 — introducing the App Store to a general audience.

Woz also said that, were he and Steve Jobs to be starting a company today, he would choose to focus his efforts on displays, virtual reality, innovative processors, or (and this is real!) a smart tennis ball or golf ball controlled by the Apple Watch.

What do you think Apple’s most important invention in history was? Leave your comments below.

Source: CNET