Steve Wozniak was one of the original founders of Apple way back in 1976, along with the late Steve Jobs. Even though he left the company over 30 years ago, Wozniak is still a big Apple fan and is never afraid to offer his praise or criticism of whatever new magical device the Cupertino-based tech company releases.
Apple’s newest gadget is the iPhone X, an updated model of their traditional iPhone that features a full-screen display (minus that little black tab), no home button, and brand new technology dubbed Face ID — a facial scanning feature used to verify identify and unlock the phone. Despite the alluring new technology, Wozniak told CNBC that he won’t be upgrading to the iPhone X, making it the first time he won’t be a Day One owner of a new iPhone.
“I’d rather wait and watch that one. I’m happy with my iPhone 8 — which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me,” Wozniak said. “For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn’t — on day one — upgrade to. But my wife will, so I’ll be close enough to see it.”
Wozniak said he’s already using the brand new iPhone 8, so maybe he just doesn’t see the need to upgrade again after only a few months. He also mentioned that he’s waiting to see how Face ID functions in the wild before committing to owning an iPhone X.
Of course, with a net worth of around $100 million, Wozniack can buy as many phones as he wants. The iPhone X preorders start on October 27 and the device will officially be released on November 3, starting at $999 USD for the smallest storage model.