Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak won’t be buying an iPad Air

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he won't be getting an iPad Air because 128GB of storage space just won't cut it

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he probably won’t be buying an iPad Air, because he’s a prolific traveller with a sitcom addiction, and needs more than the Air’s maximum 128GB of storage space.

“The iPads didn’t hit my needs - yes, they’re lighter and thinner and they’re guaranteed great sales from day one. But 128GB of storage - I don’t have broadband at home (thanks to America’s monopolised broadband system, Wozniak is one of the 40% of Americans left without the good wired internet connection most Europeans take for granted), and you can’t get a great broadband connection in hotels, so I carry a lot of my personal media. 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, don’t want one of those’.” 

Wozniak, who was speaking this morning at Apps World in London, also said he found the iPad Mini “just a hair too large” and said he’d like to see an iPhone with a bigger screen, saying bigger screens were “easier to deal with”, and offered “more space for your fingers”. “They [Apple] increased the size,” he said, “but they increased it in one dimension only. When you went into a store and saw the iPhone had the smallest screen of all, that was a little disappointing.” The Woz spoke highly of Android phones, particularly the Galaxy Note 3, the HTC One and the Galaxy S4, and confirmed that he, like everyone else, never uses the Stocks app on iOS. 

We're inclined to take The Woz's comments with a pinch of salt, though: as the original Apple fanboy, he's known for buying his Apple gizmos in-store, sometimes queuing up with fellow devotees. He makes a good point about stingy storage, but the world's greatest gadget fan is unlikely to be able to keep his hands off what many see as the world's greatest gadget. Also, doesn't he get sent one for free?  

Comments

I've had iPhones since day 1 and I love how they work etc, but I have been saying since the 3Gs they should have a larger screen. 

Ive introduced several friends to the iPhone who were in love with it as soon as they had a go, but they are ALL now saying similar things about where the iPhone is going wrong & which direction it SHOULD be going in (which is in the opposite direction in which it IS going)

I was majorly dissapointed when they announced the larger screen on the 5 as Steve says, they only increased it by a small amount & in 1 dimension, what's the point?

my contract is about up and I am seriously going to have to think about which phone next, and I'm about 75% sure it's MOT going to be an iPhone which is quite dissapointing. 

IMHO since SJ died, I think Apple have been struggling trying to 'recapture the vision' with which SJ had steered Apple. 

He has a good point, I have 120gb on my ipod original, jumping to a piece of tech that is supposidly a replacement for the many people ditching laptops is just derisory for a price that will no doubt be premium in every sense, definitely form over function.

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