Wozniak gripes over Apple's move to Intel
Wizard of Woz says deal is ‘like consorting with the enemy’
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, sometimes known as the Wizard of Woz, has revealed that he is unhappy about Apple’s decision to switch to Intel processors.
Although Wozniak officially left Apple in 1985 he retains a keen interest in the company and is still on the payroll.
Wozniak took time out from a game of segway polo in New Zealand to tell The Globe and Mail that he is unhappy about the deal, although he understood it from an engineering point of view.
“It’s like consorting with the enemy. We’ve had this long history of saying that the enemy is the big black-hatted guys, and they kind of represent evil,” he explained.
“All of a sudden we’re the same in this hardware regard, so it’s a little hard to swallow your words from the past.”
Wozniak said that he would have liked Apple to continue using Motorola chips but acknowledged that Intel “did a very good logic design”.
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