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Steve Wozniak Snubs iPad Air (Updated)

by Todd Haselton | October 25, 2013October 25, 2013 8:30 am PDT

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak isn’t too impressed with Apple’s new iPad Air. While he didn’t disclose what he thought of the device overall, he said that Apple’s new tablet won’t meet his needs, primarily because it doesn’t have enough flash storage space. Apple’s new iPad Air is available in 16GB, 32GB, 64GB and 128GB capacities, though Wozniak wanted more.

“I am constantly following the gadget world but I was on a plane and missed all of the keynote but when I finally took a look at the devices, the iPads didn’t hit my needs,” he said during a recent presentation attended by Tech Radar. “Yes, it’s thinner but I wanted storage. I don’t have broadband at home, so I carry all of my personal media on the iPad. So I was hoping Apple had a 256GB iPad. I emailed my wife and said I didn’t want one of those.”

It sounds like Wozniak is more than just a cord cutter, especially since he doesn’t even have broadband at home. We feel his pain, a 256GB iPad would have been pretty mighty, though it would have also had a price to match it. Perhaps Wozniak will gravitate toward an Android or Windows tablet with expandable microSD storage instead? Or maybe he should just upgrade his iCloud account.

Update: Steve Wozniak has clarified his statements and says he never meant to imply he was snubbing the iPad Air.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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