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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak lambasts Steve Jobs biopic

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has lambasted the newly launched Steve Jobs biopic, stating there are “a lot of things wrong” with the movie ‘Jobs’.

Suggesting that the film’s portrayal of the iconic Apple co-founder and former CEO unfairly paints Jobs as a flawless cult leader of sorts without touching on his many faults, Wozniak has claimed that the movie unfairly overlooks the achievements of many others at Apple.

“There were a lot of things wrong,” Wozniak stated while discussing ‘Jobs’ in a televised interview with Bloomberg on Friday. He added: “I didn’t like seeing a lot of people I know not get the respect they deserve.”

Although suggesting that he liked Ashton Kutcher’s acting in his title role as Steve Jobs, Wozniak has said the star’s performance could have been improved and more true to the real-world events simply by having picked up the phone and giving Woz a call directly.

“Ashton has too much of this ‘fan’ thing like a cult leader,” Wozniak said. “He could not see that [Jobs] had a lot of flaws in knowing how to run things and execute and make products that were worthwhile at his time there.”

He added: “You know what, I’m really easy to get a hold of, he could have called me and consulted over the phone any time.”

Away from the film, Wozniak has discussed the shape of Apple following the loss of its talismanic leader back in 2011. Despite the Apple board having reportedly pushed CEO Tim Cook to innovate quicker in recent weeks, Wozniak has warned that it is too early to rule Apple out of the game.

“There’s time to tell,” he said. “I wouldn’t judge Apple as being out of the innovation sphere yet… Sometimes Apple has the bigger surprise than anyone.”

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