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Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, digs Chinese Xiaomi's Mi-3 flagship, is now a steadfast supporter

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Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, digs Chinese Xiaomi's Mi-3 flagship, is now a steadfast supporter

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak appeared on stage during Chinese superstar Xiaomi's New Year celebration event, commenting that he's now a steadfast supporter. The Woz is now in possession of the company's most high-end flagship, the Xiaomi Mi-3, a 5-inch smartphone that packs some seriously high-end gear, including the most potent bin of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM and a 13-megapixel shooter. We're unaware whether Wozniak had the Mi-3 before his arrival in Beijing, or it was a gift from the company's founder duo. Regardless, Xiaomi convert Hugo Barra let it be known in a Google+ post that Wozniak is already a fan.

"Always make sure your products are better than what any other human being could make," the Woz said, "Very emotional for me to be a part of Xiaomi now" (referring to the fact that he now uses a Mi 3).

Now, we've seen high-profile figures being used to promote a company's new products before (think Michael Bay and Samsung, CES2014; Tom Hanks and Sony, CES2009), yet Steve Wozniak always striked us as a square shooter, making his comment all the more interesting. Xiaomi has been on a rapid rise the last few years, growing from nothing to a company worth well over a few billion dollars. All said, do keep in mind that Wozniak is well-known for his love of gadgetry of all kinds, so it's very unlikely that, all of a sudden, the Xiaomi Mi-3 is going to become his sole daily driver.

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posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:17 1

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Fastest phone around. For realz.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:25 9

2. ihavenoname (Posts: 1307; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Woz is smart and good guy. Even more proof that Xiaomi makes great phones, he wouldn't lie.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 11:06 5

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3282; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think he's a little nutty here.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:30 5

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6191; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


This guy is simply awesome.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:37 2

4. corporateJP (Posts: 1548; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


This dude is always a straight-shooter when it comes to gadgetry. Much love for the Woz.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:40 3

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 10268; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man look at the chick on the right. The jedii digs her.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:54 8

6. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Man, this guy is awesome. Smart guy, smart choice.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 15:34

19. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


http://seekingalpha.com/article/1681562-can-xiaomis-amazon-apple-google-business-model-help-it-conquer-the-world

Woz joins in now :)

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 01:33

30. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


xiaomi updates its phones to latest os frequently and even they are more value for money than nexus devices. mi3 with almost same hardware with 64gb version sales at 400 usd and nexus 5 sales at 400 usd for 32gb version

posted on 11 Jan 2014, 03:39

33. zunaidahmed (Posts: 41; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


I thought he said lumia with windows phone os was the best a couple months back

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