Steve Wozniak is the tech guy pretty much everyone in the tech world loves. The guy is super simple and super down to earth and he just tells it like he sees it. The latest Steve Wozniak interview comes from Bloomberg and in that interview, he eluded to the fact that Apple is now big business and big business doesn’t tend to change the world.
Look at the companies like Google and Facebook and Apple and Microsoft that changed the world — and Tesla included. They usually came from young people. They didn’t spring out of big businesses.
I think Tesla is on the best direction right now. They’ve put an awful lot of effort into very risky things […] I’m going to bet on Tesla.
Hearing Steve Wozniak admit that Apple’s direction has changed from innovation to monetization is probably going to make some people smile and others a little upset. Apple has long been regarded as an innovator in the tech space. Though over the past few years, the company has increasingly been called out (even by the loyal) for not bringing new tech and innovation to their products.
You can often read and listen to many users and media alike wondering what the company would be like if Steve Jobs was still around. Tim Cook’s reign has certainly continued to grow the bottom line and bring record profits to Apple shareholders, but the fostering of new technologies seems to have stalled.
Apple is without a doubt one of the most successful tech companies on the planet and they’ll likely continue on that path, but new, hungrier companies are likely to continue to innovate what Apple isn’t. The only thing they’ll have to decide in the end is, will the end up keeping their innovations? Or sell them to Apple? Watch the full Bloomberg video below.