The "Woz," as fans call him, is sharing his thoughts on his former company once again, offering his opinions on future tech and sharing how Tesla founder Elon Musk finally made him a believer in electric vehicles, according to a series of interviews in which Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak opened up to reporters.
Wozniak parted ways with Steve Jobs in 1987, after the pair labored over motherboards and eventually birthed the PC revolution out of a garage. Given his unique position and respected stature in the tech world, Wozniak is periodically asked to chime in on Apple and the field of technology at large.
Wozniak's recent round of interviews occurred in Plano, Texas, at the opening of Capital One's Innovation Center. CNN and NBC chucked a load of questions at the Woz, transcribing the words as the tech sage shared his feelings on the iPhone 6 series and the incoming Apple Watch.
As far as the larger iPhone goes, Wozniak reminded reporters he suggested three years ago that Apple should produce larger smartphones.
"Apple could have had a much bigger share of the smartphone market if it had a larger-screen iPhone for the past three years," says Wozniak.
While the larger iPhones are better late than never, Wozniak believes full-featured smart watches such as the Apple Watch will only enjoy short-lived success before they go the way of Bluetooth earpieces.
Wozniak says he was positive initially with smart watches, but is now negative as they get in the way of him and his smartphones.
"In appearance and functionality, [the Apple Watch is] kind of different, so I will give it a try when it comes out," says Wozniak. "I won't prejudge it. I don't know if it's going to last long for me -- which means forever -- or not. I would be very disappointed if the battery life was too short."
While down on smart watches, Wozniak sees virtual reality headsets as a game changer. Facebook's Oculus Rift will be a landmark product in the world of gaming, Wozniak says he concluded at being "immersed" by the virtual reality headset.
"I'll tell you, the whole world changes for you when you put those on. This is something that is going to be really big," says Wozniak.
After finally coaxing his wife into a Tesla test drive via a barrage of email, Wozniak finally put in his order for one of the electric vehicles and began his six-month wait, he says.
When the half-year wait was over, Wozniak's feet got a little chilly and he decided to hold off on the purchase. But that's when Musk stepped in to close the sale.
"[Musk] was kind of saying I wasn't a true Silicon Valley boy if I ordered it, canceled it and bought a gas-guzzler like a Mercedes instead," says Wozniak.
For those who doubt Woz's foresight into the world of technology, the Apple co-founder reminds consumers that he was invested in the company behind Siri before Apple.