Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak has never been shy about voicing his opinion on the latest products from the company he helped create. Speaking at the Apps World event in London Wednesday, “The Woz” sounded off on the iPad Air, which was just announced at an Apple event Tuesday.
"I am constantly following the gadget world, but I was on a plane and missed all of the keynote," Wozniak said, according to Macworld. "When I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn't hit my needs."
As Macworld points out, the iPad Air is thinner and lighter than the fourth-generation iPad. It’s also faster -- coming equipped with an A7 processor and the M7 motion co-processor found in the iPhone 5S.
"Yes it's thinner, but I wanted storage,” Wozniak said. "I don't have broadband at home, and you can't get great broadband connection in hotels, so I carry all my personal media in the iPad. So I was hoping Apple has a 256GB iPad. I was hoping for more storage, so I could put every episode of 'The Big Bang Theory' on my iPad.
“So I emailed my wife and said, 'Nope, I don't want one of those,'" Wozniak said.
While the fact that Wozniak doesn’t have a broadband connection at home may be surprising, the Apple co-founder blames it on his "lousy phone company, but that is life. It is really sad as I was the one that had a 1MB line back in the day when everyone else was on dial-up. I was the king of the hill."
According to Macworld, Woz also weighed in on the newly announced iPad Mini with Retina display, saying it was "just a hair too large" for his personal taste.
While speaking at Apps World in London, Woz also said he wanted an iPhone with a bigger screen, Stuff.tv reports. “They increased the size,” he said, “but they increased it in one dimension only. When you went into a store and saw the iPhone had the smallest screen of all, that was a little disappointing.”
Wozniak also praised rival Android phones like the Galaxy Note 3, the HTC One and the Galaxy S4 in his remarks, Stuff.tv said.