“Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak… thinks Apple was right to make the move to using the Lightning port for audio,” James Peckham reports for TechRadar. “Wozniak told TechRadar, ‘Not that many people used it, I never used it. For those who do use it, you can buy a little adaptor dongle.'”
“When we spoke to Wozniak, he was using both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus but owns a number of other iPhone models – including expressing a lot of love for the much-maligned iPhone 5C,” Peckham reports. “Despite previously speaking negatively about the Apple Watch, and its focus on a fashion audience, Wozniak is now a bigger fan of Apple’s wearable. ‘I’ve come to like my Apple Watch more…. I actually forgot to wear it today and I want to use it just for seeing the time, if nothing else. I use it enough in my life for things … I enjoy using it and having it. And when I don’t use it, I don’t even know it’s there.’ Woz also revealed to TechRadar he had already ordered an Apple Watch 2, but hasn’t received it yet.”
“Wozniak also revealed to us that he still to buy Apple tech – despite co-founding the company 40 years ago – as he doesn’t receive free samples,” Peckham reports. “During an onstage panel at the Festival of Marketing in London, Wozniak said, “Steve Jobs sent me iPhones on a couple of occasions without me asking. ‘[But] I would not want to call Apple and ask because they probably would give me one. I like to wait in line when a new product comes out. If I really want it, I think that’s important. Sometimes I’m the first person in line!'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Yes, Apple made the right move. As we wrote last month:
We just realized that we haven’t plugged anything into our iPhones’ headphone jacks since we were rocking iPhone 5s units! (We went Bluetooth via JayBirds around the time we got our iPhone 6 Plus units and the portable speakers and vehicles all use Lightning connectors or Bluetooth).