O Times of India conversou com Steve Wozniak durante a CeBIT’14.
Woz declarou que Tim é muito bom no que faz, independente da queda no valor das ações.
An analyst asked for Tim Cook’s resignation after Apple shares dropped by 25% since October 2012. He said Cook should be fired. What do you think about it?
I don’t agree. Cook has been at the helm of Apple for a long enough time. We haven’t seen what new categories of products are being developed secretly. Who knows what’s going on in the company.. But we have had stiff competition in the smartphones arena. Unfortunately, a lot of other companies came up with great products. But look at who is number one as far as sales, profits and company valuation are concerned. Tim Cook is a hard worker and he is very good at execution. I don’t know him too closely. But, I’m willing to wait for a longer time.
If Jobs was alive, would we be talking about a new product?
There are a lot more people in the world who are not technically oriented like this audience, but they are afraid to acknowledge to the world that they don’t know how to use a smartphone. The safest place for them is a world that doesn’t change and where they feel protected. iPhone is the best place for the masses. And yes, there is too much of expectation from Apple.
Why don’t you have a Netflix at home?
Netflix is in my home city. I have Netflix. I can download a movie, but I can’t watch it. I don’t have enough broadband speed. I live in Silicon Valley, 1 km up a little hill in the center of dense housing. I have a lousy phone company that doesn’t run a good wire. So, I download movies from iTunes and watch it three days later.
What technology do you use?
I use my iPhones as mobile technology and I use Macbook Pro computer when I’m in a hotel for efficient typing and larger screen space. I try to look upon a lot of things on tablets. The computer screen is a lot better for me. I live with both the worlds, but the computer is more important overall. Smartphones, are one of the important category among products, but I like buying laser beam projectors and smart products that do new things. (traduzir)