[UPDATE: 5:10pm EST: The following article by Sajid Farooq for NBC Bay Area has been disproven by MacDailyNews. Please see: No, Woz did not ‘ditch’ his Apple iPhone for Google’s rebadged HTC ‘Nexus One’ – January 14, 2010 – 05:10 PM EST]
“Steve Wozniak may have once cut in line to get an iPhone. But now he’s moved on to a hotter gadget,” Sajid Farooq reports for NBC Bay Area.
MacDailyNews Take: Hotter? Farooq must be referring to operating temperature: Google rebadged HTC ‘Nexus One’ phone limps into market; only 20,000 units moved in first week – January 13, 2010
Farooq continues, “The cofounder of Apple — the company that made him millions — told NBC Bay Area a dirty little secret. He ditched the iPhone for Google’s Nexus One… Wozniak made his latest revelation with a coy laugh and without actually speaking the Google device’s name. Instead, when asked what his favorite gadget is, Wozniak said, ‘Well, it’s the latest one. It’s a non-Apple product, but it’s a gadget that just came out yesterday.’ There was no mistaking which gadget the former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ contestant was referring to — when he said it, the Nexus One was just one day old.”
MacDailyNews Take: Did Woz really “ditch” his iPhone. Nowhere can we find Woz saying such a thing. More likely, did the gadget-obsessed Woz simply picked up a Nexus One to try out and, barely one day into it, hadn’t yet realized its numerous shortcomings? Woz’s “favorite” gadget is, we’ll hazard a guess, his latest gadget.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Sigh. More ginned up half-truths. Typically, at any given time, Woz has more gadgets on him than most of us have ever owned. This whole thing sounds like a plant from Google PR. Of course, Google, which does no evil, would never do such a thing. Regardless of the motivation, it’s no wonder local TV is dying.