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Friday
Mar162012

Apple's New iPad Hits Stores; Thousands Line Up for Tablet

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images(CULVER CITY, Calif.) -- Apple's new iPad hits store shelves Friday morning, and in anticipation of the sale, thousands lined up outside of Apple stores to get their hands on the latest tablet.

Among those waiting in line was Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who was spotted in front of the Apple store in Culver City, Calif.

He told ABC News Radio, "I've waited in line so much when I couldn't be --  miss out being you know, the newest, latest, greatest, and being first, that now it's such a habit, I kind of have to anyway and I can actually justify a new iPad at this moment in time."

Although Wozniak could probably get a new iPad for free, he said he "would never ask for one.  It's just not something I like to do.  I don't like to get that kind of privilege." 

Plus, he said, he likes "hanging with the normal people and doing the normal things."

Among the new feature on the new iPad: a high resolution Retina display, an improved iSight camera, a faster processor, quad-core graphics and a 4G LTE option.

Pricing starts at $499 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov302011

Third Apple Co-Founder’s Contract to be Auctioned

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) -- While Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak are widely celebrated as the founders of the tech behemoth Apple Inc., Ronald Wayne was a little-known partner who once owned 10 percent of Apple Computer Company. That is, before Wayne sold his share for $800, when the company was eleven days old.

Today, Apple Inc. has a market capitalization of about $350 billion, and Wayne’s share could have been worth over $2 billion, according to Sotheby’s, which is auctioning the founding documents of Apple Computer on Dec. 13. The auctioneer estimates the documents are worth $100,000 to $150,000.

Wayne, who later received $1,500 more, was a “father figure” to Jobs while they worked at the game company Atari, according to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs. Jobs reportedly brought Wayne, now 77, to Apple to be a tie-breaker when he and Wozniak disagreed.

Sotheby’s declined to provide details on the previous owners of the documents but noted they were acquired through University Archives after belonging to Wayne.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
Oct142011

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak on Line for iPhone 4S

KGO-TV(LOS GATOS, Calif.) -- Steve Wozniak is probably the one who least needs to wait for the new iPhone 4S -- he did, after all, start Apple with his childhood friend Steve Jobs. But that’s exactly what he did Friday outside the Apple store in Los Gatos, Calif.

Some of the people who gathered around Wozniak asked him about the key to his success.

“Every measure of intelligence is how well you did on tests,” he said to one young man. “That means, how well did you know the same answer that everyone else in the class knew? There’s only one right answer, and that answer isn’t yours.

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“Really, really, very few brilliant people realize, ‘I should think for myself, and start asking questions about things, and start trying to figure out things that are not necessarily the things that are in books.”

Don’t waste time, he urged the teenagers who gathered around him. Start a company.

The lines at Apple stores have been spectacles, and that, Wozniak said, is what’s attracted him to Apple’s major product rollouts.

“It made me think of when I was in college, waiting overnight to get tickets to see the Rolling Stones in Winterland. All night long, we’d stay up. So I’ve done it for all these events, even though I don’t have to.”

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio