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Mitch Wagner
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Wozniak: Apple Should Unlock The iPhone

Steve Jobs got a suggestion the other day from an old friend and business partner -- a guy named Steve Wozniak. Unlock the iPhone, Woz said: "I am really for the unlockers, the rebels trying to make it free. I'd really like it to be open to new applications."

Steve Jobs got a suggestion the other day from an old friend and business partner -- a guy named Steve Wozniak. Unlock the iPhone, Woz said: "I am really for the unlockers, the rebels trying to make it free. I'd really like it to be open to new applications."

Wozniak said in an interview with Laptop magazine: "From a business point of view, Apple owns what they have done. They have a right to lock it.... [But] I'd really like it to be open to new applications. I'd like to install some nice games. Why in the world can I not install a ringtone that I've made? How would that hurt AT&T's network?

He added: "Here is Steve Jobs sending letters to the record companies saying [they] should provide music that's unprotected, but here he is taking the opposite approach with the iPhone."

The magazine covered a lot of ground in its interview. Highlights:

  • He's switching to Leopard "the first day it comes out."

  • "No, I haven't tried Vista. I bought Parallels, but I didn't install it. I don't have any desire to try out Vista and haven't seen the need to yet."

  • He's skeptical of Linux's potential. "I don't think it's going to make a big mark."

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