Woz guesses Apple is working on products that will "surprise and shock us all"... but he doesn't know what they are

Woz guesses Apple is working on products that will
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has decided to take a step back from his usually neutral or slightly critical tone of Apple's work to talk up the company pretty substantially. Woz has pulled out the big guns and said that Apple is "working on new things that are going to surprise and shock us all." The trouble is that he's really just guessing, and doesn't have any real knowledge of what Apple is doing.

Woz started out by saying that Apple's stock price has been "disappointing", then went on to say this:

Woz does make a good point that the profits of the industry are still with Apple, but after that things get a little dicey. Woz seems to be calling back to a different Apple (maybe the Steve Jobs' Apple?) which focused more on finding underserved market segments and shaking things up a bit. The current Apple has been a bit less adventurous, and iOS has become "a little bit stale" to borrow Woz's words. 

It would certainly be good for the market if Apple does come out with products that "surprise and shock us all", but Woz doesn't actually have any real knowledge that products like that are in the pipeline. He fully admits that he "never [asks] key insiders at Apple what they are about to come out with."

source: TechCrunch via pocketnow

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107 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yeah the iwatch woot there you go lOL

6. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Exactly, again just some stolen products, features, patented, litigated: iwatch, gaming console, tv with ios Google, please, work harder to make it first but finalized! I would immediately buy my HTPC but with Android integrated in TV..... just a few features is enough.....

75. appleDOESNT.com

Posts: 456; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Article mentions apple was adventurous? Hardly, they make 4 products and 3 of them are just sized differently and rebadged yearly. Apple S line is proof of S terility

79. guest

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Woz got a phone call from a certain CEO to go out pump up the stock but was not given specifics since the iWatch and iTV has already been leaked so this was the best he could do. The problem with the iWatch is who wears a watch nowadays unless you are putting on a dress watch? Would you wear an iWatch and bring a smart phone? Seems pretty redundant. Almost all new TV's are starting to roll out as smart TV's with internet connectivity. So how is their current solution going to differ from their iTV product over all of the smart TV's rolling out? You've got a sales guy in charge of the whole show and an industrial designer that just made the phone longer and switched up the materials. Groundbreaking. They are missing a visionary which is pretty crucial in a tech company. Apple was flying high during the Jobs era but that chapter of the company is dead and buried. You can only sit on your laurels for so long before the competition passes you by.

87. jsdechavez

Posts: 814; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Agree. Desperately needs to hold up the stock crashing. This is nonsense. Seriously Woz?

85. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

He is right. Fruit will surprise and shock us with another iPhone which will be iPhone 5a$$

88. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

lol I was going too say that. and don't forget too mention the itv

91. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

hahaha let's say that is from both of us ^--__--^

2. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

hes just speculating like the rest of us.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep...truth is none of us really know what apples working on. I'll say one thing though, they've done a helluva job in the secrecy area this year. By this time last year we'd already seen the completed iPhone 5 in both colors.

54. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That might be because they're nowhere near release on anything. We keep hearing about delays. Who knows?

70. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True. Hope they come out swinging, but if not oh well. I'm getting the s4 regardless bro.

59. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Lightning ear-pods anyone??

61. osmaankhaan unregistered

good one ... ;-)

62. Droiddoes unregistered

Yeah because there's like no way they just simply don't have ANYTHING to show. Nope, that couldn't be it.

67. osmaankhaan unregistered

after reaching the peak of the mountain the only thing left is to go down till the ground level..

71. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yaaaaawwwwwwwwwn

74. osmaankhaan unregistered

Yawning more than usual is a symptom of dumbness... Now yawn how much u want i m watching....

77. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn. I say going by what they say, instead of what you say is also a symptom of dumbness. Now tell me more of what they say

93. osmaankhaan unregistered

They only say what i say and i say dumbness at its best

98. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I say they say......yyyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwww​wwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnnn

106. ZeroCide

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

if you're that bored and tired get off oan go to bed.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Hahaha..........this is cracking me up!!! lol xD Nice one, Woz! xD This is the power of IMAGINATION...................

25. nerdylish

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Not really. The iWatch and iTV can prove to be a huge success. You never know.

65. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Wont be long till tvs are running android.

4. poopApple

Posts: 38; Member since: Apr 12, 2013

though i hate apple but i am a big fan of this guy.

39. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Never thought I would thumb up someone with the name poopapple. However even if you hate apple you just can't hate woz.

56. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

You gotta love the guy, because he's just one of us - a guy who loves tech, no matter who makes it.

69. osmaankhaan unregistered

and also is a share holder of apple and making statements to save a twitching company from dying just to save his shares...

5. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ok lets wait and see..who knows..

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