Steve Jobs invited Woz back to Apple in his final days

Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has revealed that he was invited to rejoin the Cupertino company by Steve Jobs during his final days. Woz has been speaking with Bloomberg about the new Steve Jobs movie, which he believes offers the best on-screen depiction of Jobs.

Not everything in the movie is accurate, Woz admits — despite his assistance in making the movie. In fact, all of the on-screen confrontations are fictional. Woz says that Seth Rogen’s character in the biopic “said things I could never say.”

“Everything in the movie didn’t happen,” Wozniak told Bloomberg TV. “Every scene that I’m in, I wasn’t talking to Steve Jobs at those events.”

But despite this, Woz still feels that Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie, which is directed by Danny Boyle and stars Michael Fassbender as Jobs, delivers the best on-screen depiction so far of the former Apple CEO.

Fassbender shows the “brilliance” Woz loved about Jobs, he says, as well as the flaws. “But it is not how Jobs acted in any way,” Wozniak said. “The movie is not about reality. It’s about personalities.”

Steve Jobs made its debut in U.S. theaters last week. The movie is a “portrait,” not a photograph, Sorkin says, and takes place backstage during preparations for three product keynotes.

Woz also revealed during the interview that shortly before Jobs died in 2011, he spoke to Woz about the possibility of rejoining Apple, which the pair founded together in 1976. “I said, ‘No, I love the life I have,’” Wozniak told Jobs. “I’m not the person for it.”