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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak tells Fox Business that the company has sold more than a million iPads because the product is so well-engineered and designed, and that consumers have developed a trust in Apple products that goes beyond the company’s traditional fan base.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says in this clip from a Fox Business interview that the company has sold more than a million iPads because the product is so well-engineered and designed, and that consumers have developed a trust in Apple products that goes beyond the company’s traditional fan base. People don’t have to be caught in the Apple vs. PC paradigm any more, says Woz, because “we’ve broken free of that.” The Apple icon appeared with David Flynn, the new CEO of solid-state storage company Fusion IO, which Wozniak joined as chief scientist last year. The Apple co-founder also jokes that things must be picking up in Silicon Valley because traffic has gotten a lot worse.

  1. The Mac/PC war may be over, but the iPhone/Android war is heating up! (especially with HP/Palm jumping in as well)

    I think if it weren’t for Apple’s superior hardware (especially regarding the touchscreen which obliterates its rivals), the competition would be a lot fiercer than it is right now.

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    1. No, the mobile war is heating up, which is about services and access. Apple will increasingly come under pressure to open the systems, because that is the true value of mobile. The device is less important. But, Apple has the best mobile browser!…

      HP’s best shot is to cross the line between Apple and Android and create a mobile cloud infrastructure taking the last step. If developers could create mobile/cloud apps using tools similar to the Palm browser based development environment and something along the lines of Amazon cloud services, they could gain the upper hand.

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  2. That Fox News guy is an idiot. What’s the point in asking Woz if he is a billionaire or multi-hundred-aire? Moron.

    Woz made him look like the moron he is. Woz FTW!

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    1. Cavuto does appear to be “out of it”, he’s usually a bit sharper than this… but yeah he seems to be outside his league

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  3. This guy on fox is one of the worst interviewers I have seen in a long time!!
    That’s the best they can do?

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  4. Artruro Jayson Monday, May 3, 2010

    A superb, telling and entertaining appearance by Woz himself. Sounds like an awesome product that “they’re already using at MySpace”. It sounds like he and David Flynn have a real performer.

    It looks like he just interviewed Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.

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  5. This confirms that Steve Wozniak is a comedian. Hey Steve Wozniak, Apple makes overpriced, overhyped trinkets consumed by the affluent. For the rest of us- it’s not Apple baubles. In the few months that its been out, Windows 7 has already managed to capture more market share than all the Mac OS versions combined.

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    1. “The Mac vs. PC War Is Over” my friend. Don’t you still get the point of this discussion? No matter how much more Windows 7 is selling than Mac OSX, it is an old debate. Meditate the fact the “we’ve broken free of that”. There is another battlefield! This is what Wozniak wants people to get. Why even mentionning Windows 7 at this point? Look, with what’s going on today with the iPad and all the apps coming, in about 2 or 3 years, 95% of our computing will be handled by tablets “a la” iPad, not by PC’s (not even Macs). And in that new world, where is Windows? Don’t get me wrong, Microsoft will still be making a lot of money, leading the way in desktop software… just like IBM is leading the way in something else today (Enterprise services). But IBM doesn’t rule anymore!

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    2. “The Mac vs. PC War Is Over” my friend and it has been so for a long time as Steve Jobs himself recognized long ago. Why even mention Windows 7 here? Just meditate on the fact that “We’ve broken free of that” and adapt your thinking to the new paradigm. There’s a new battlefield today. In about 2 or 3 years, 95% of our computing will be handled by tablets “a la” iPad. Desktops and laptops will only be used for CAD, programming and heavy (text, graphics and video) editing. All of that add up to maybe 3% of why people are using a computer. It’s obvious, the vast majority of people will neither need a PC nor a Mac. In this new upcoming world, where is Microsoft? Don’t get me wrong, they won’t go bankrupt, the same way IBM didn’t collapse. It’s just that they won’t lead the way no more. Apple doesn’t care of PC’s, me neither and you shouldn’t as well. Apple has been fighting for the last 10 years to build and dominate the new paradigm. They’ve just been milking the Mac for what it’s worth because it is still a very lucrative revenue stream… and it will be in the future, but no longer Apple’s most important business channel.

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    3. Yes windows 7 sold alot, but microsoft has been really selling to it’s base. Many people wanted to upgrade after the Vista debacle.

      The problem microsoft has is that they are kings of the desktop market, but they have completely missed the boat on the mobile market and that’s the market of the future. The mobile market is going to be much larger than the desktop.

      Microft is also very late to the mobile party. If they are going to be players in this new space, they will have alot of catching up to do to Apple, Google and possibly HP.

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  6. “…Windows 7 has already managed to capture more market share than all the Mac OS versions…”

    Of course it has. The world needs a cheap, crappy knock-off operating system at a low price for cheap, crappy computers used by the masses. Some people are only concerned about price; quality and the user experience is more important to others. Microsoft is welcome to the schlock market…

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  7. The product is pretty new, therefore it is in mature to get a conclusion. Nevertheless, Apple created a new industry.

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  8. “Of course it has. The world needs a cheap, crappy knock-off operating system at a low price for cheap, crappy computers used by the masses. Some people are only concerned about price; quality and the user experience is more important to others. Microsoft is welcome to the schlock market…”

    You fail to realise that retail versions of Windows 7 are much more expensive then retail versions of Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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    1. “…retail versions of Windows 7 are much more expensive then retail versions of Mac OS X Snow Leopard”

      That happens to be true for many software titles for the Mac. Many people don’t realize that cost of ownership of a Mac is much less than windows machines because quite a few software titles cost less, no need for running anti-virus software (yet) and less maintenance.

      However, what I’m sure he was referring to was not just buying windows 7, he was referring to buying a PC vs a Mac. You can buy an equivalent PC (specs wise) for hundreds of dollars less than a Mac.

      Most people buy based on price, hence most will buy a PC.

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  9. When you first turn your iPad on, it won’t start until it is attached to a PC or Mac – using iTunes which is an ugly program.

    Amazing that something “so well engineered and designed” requires periodic tethering.

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    1. I guess that little fact may keep the Mac Vs PC war going. . . since you will have to have one to operate an iproduct.

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    2. SJ has mentioned many times that Apple has a concept of the Mac and PC as being more of a hub for data storage once the mobile market becomes the dominant space. He’s been saying this since when they came out with the iPod in 2002 (about).

      The reason is that most people don’t want to walk around with all their contacts, movies, music and more on their mobile device without a secure backup on their Computer at home. Imagine if you leave your phone in a bar and someone found it and didn’t return it to you, or it got wet and shorted out. You would lose all your data.

      As it is right now. If something happens to your iDevice, when you get your new one you just take it home, plug it in, restore and your ready to go. That’s one of the reasons for iTunes. There are many other issues such as the whole DRM thing and apple’s deal with the music labels.

      Eventually apple will have to move iTunes to the cloud. Possibly then you would have to just login to iTunes on your mobile device and synch over the air back to the server without needing to plug into a computer. Now that would be nice.

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  10. Are Unicorns real too…

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    1. Yes

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