iPad Air gets thumbs-down from Woz

Oct 24, 2013
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iPad Air gets thumbs-down from Woz

Steve Wozniak has been vocal about the new iPad Air, and while he wasn't critical of the device in general, he did say that it isn't a slate that is applicable to him. He went on to explain why, and in doing so revealed the perhaps more surprising detail about his home Internet, namely that he doesn't have broadband and it makes the iPad Air of little use.

Instead of the slimmer design, Wozniak would have liked to see more storage space in the device, something that would facilitate his lack of broadband Internet at home. He went on to talk about the matter, getting a bit nostalgic in the mix and wrapping it all up with a sort of c'est la vie acceptance that Apple still hasn't furnished up a nice 256GB slate.

Said Woz: "I am constantly following the gadget world but I was on a plane and missed all of the keynote but when I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn't hit my needs ... Yes [the iPad Air is] thinner but I wanted storage. I don't have broadband at home, so I carry all my personal media in the iPad. So I was hoping Apple has a 256GB iPad. So I emailed my wife and said I didn't want one of those." And regarding the Internet situations: "It is really sad as I was the one that had a 1MB line back in the day when everyone else was on dial up. I was the king of the hill."

This certainly isn't the first time Wozniak has had statements of such variety of Apple's offerings. This past summer, for example, he spoke at the Ford Trend Conference on a variety of subjects, Apple obviously being one of them. He had a lot to say, some of it positive and some of it negative, but perhaps one statement best summed up his thoughts: that he doesn't "necessarily think Apple does everything the best."

SOURCE: Tech Radar


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