It was also reported that he didn’t plan to buy the new iPad, which goes on sale later this week.
Woz has now clarified that he did not criticize the new iPads.
In an email interview with Gina Smith, Woz told her that he “never criticized the new iPads” and that he was terribly misquoted.
I never criticized the new iPads. I think they are fine. I don’t think you have a choice between iPad models so that’s just saying that the iPad is good … that’s a very different statement (and contrary to the implication) that, if I chose not to upgrade now, less than a year after my last upgrade, then I, Woz, am saying that the new Apple iPad is bad.”
He seemed quite upset with the reporters in UK, calling them the “the worst in the world for mischaracterizing what he says.” Smith reports that this is what he meant when he told reporters he wasn’t planning to buy the new iPad:
I don’t buy every Apple upgrade. I love my iPad and I use it a lot … but the new one wasn’t enough of a critical change to get my money. I did not upgrade to the retina iPad back when. But when the retina iPad went to 128 GB of SSD, I did upgrade … because that helped me. By the way, I did upgrade to the new MacBook Pro. I ordered mine online. It’s a tiny thing but the upgrade from three quarters of a TB to 1TB of SSD made the difference for me. Once, I had a MacBook Pro with many tens of gigabytes available get bricked by some upgrade … (all) because it didn’t have enough spare storage room. So I don’t want to be close to full on (storage, ever).”
It’s always great to hear from Woz. It’s interesting to see that he doesn’t plan to upgrade to the new iPad because of the lack of the 256GB storage option. He likes to carry all his personal media in the iPad because he apparently does not have broadband at home, which I found quite bizarre.[aNewDomain via The Next Web]