November 1, 2007 - 2:31 pm - Posted by iDunzo
Steve Jobs got a suggestion the other day from an old friend and business partner — a guy named Steve Wozniak.
Unlock the Apple iPhone, Woz said:
I am really for the unlockers, the rebels trying to make it free. I’d really like it to be open to new applications.
Wozniak said in an interview with Laptop magazine:
From a business point of view, Apple owns what they have done. They have a right to lock it. But I’d really like it to be open to new applications. I’d like to install some nice games. Why in the world can I not install a ringtone that I’ve made? How would that hurt AT&T’s network?
Here is Steve Jobs sending letters to the record companies saying they should provide music that’s unprotected, but here he is taking the opposite approach with the iPhone.
The magazine covered a lot of ground in its interview. Highlights:
- He’s switching to Leopard “the first day it comes out.”
- He’s skeptical of Linux’s potential. “I don’t think it’s going to make a big mark.”
- “No, I haven’t tried Vista. I bought Parallels, but I didn’t install it. I don’t have any desire to try out Vista and haven’t seen the need to yet.”
To find out more, be sure to check out the complete interview with Steve Wozniak.