Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has announced he would consider a return to the tech company whilst Steve Jobs continues his third medical leave of absence.
Investors are worried that if Steve doesn’t make it back soon Apple’s fortunes would be less than guaranteed and the return of the co-founder would certainly quash any market jitters.
Wozniak and Jobs founded Apple in Steve’s garage way back in 1976, and helped in building the Apple 1 and Apple 2 computers.
He stopped daily work for Apple in the late 80’s although he has remained on the pay roll to this day.
He was recenty asked if he would be willing to take a more hands-on, active roll within the company if presented with the opportunity, Wozniak said: “I’d consider it, yeah.”
In the same interview he also mentioned that he was amazed by the company’s success since he left the reins to Steve Jobs, he said: “Unbelievable. The products, one after another, quality and hits.”
He added: “There’s just an awful lot I know about Apple products and competing products that has some relevance, some meaning.”
He also took a cheeky swipe at Apple regarding its more close business model, he said: “My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales,” diplomatically adding: “I’m sure they’re making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple.”
Apple CEO and fellow co-founder Steve Jobs is currently undertaking a third medical leave of absence from the company since being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004.
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