“The Apple co-founder, affectionately known as ‘The Woz,’ loves getting his hands on new devices, so it’s not a surprise to hear that he plans to buy an Apple Watch when it comes out in April,” Jim Dallke reports for ChicagoInno. “But don’t expect him to shell out $10,000.”
“‘I’m going to buy the Apple Watch… just the cheapest one,’ Wozniak said to a large crowd Wednesday at the Automate/Promat Show at the McCormick Place in Chicago,” Dallke reports. “Wozniak, delivering the Wednesday keynote address, said that he didn’t agree with Apple’s decision to create such an expensive device, noting that the difference between the $10K and $17K version is ‘just the band,’ with no difference in functionality.”
Dallke reports, “‘It didn’t seem like the company we started,’ he said. ‘That’s not the Apple that moved the world forward.'”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Woz initially wanted to give computers away until Steve Jobs talked some sense into him, so it’s hardly surprising that he doesn’t understand why the $17,000 Apple Watch Edition exists.
Hint for Woz: It vastly separates Apple Watch from all other stupidwatches. Editions are mobile billboards and perpetual interest-generators for Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport that also elevate the perception of quality for both of those models. Those are the models that move the world forward, Woz.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Judge Bork” and “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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