Steve Wozniak told developers in London today that he won’t be buying the new iPad Air. The Apple co-founder notes the tablet’s slimness but laments the absence of extra storage.
Wozniak was the keynote speaker at the Apps World conference in London today where -- despite his allegiance to Apple – he stuck the boot into the company’s latest creation.
He admitted that overseas travel had prevented him from seeing the Apple keynote but wasn’t too impressed with what he saw when he learned more on the fifth-generation iPad tablet.
“I am constantly following the gadget world but I was on a plane and missed all of the keynote,” said Wozniak, whose comments were reported by MacWorld and others. “When I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn’t hit my needs.”
“Yes it’s thinner, but I wanted storage,” he explained. “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 had a 256GB iPad. I was hoping for more storage so I could put every episode of Big Bang Theory on my iPad.”
“So I emailed my wife and said ‘nope, I don’t want one of those’”.
Apple announced the new iPad Air – dubbed earlier by the press as the iPad 5 -- and Retina Display iPad mini in San Francisco yesterday. As far as storage is concerned, the iPad Air goes up to 128GB while the new iPad mini only reaches 64GB.
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