We hear from time to time about the irreverent co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak. Known for his controversial statements and decisions, Woz recently went against Elon Musk and Tesla, calling them “dishonest.” In addition, the former executive still accuses Musk of stealing from him and his family and, as if that wasn’t enough, he also said that he sees similarities between the owner of the electrical brand and Steve Jobs.
Steve Wozniak "attacks" Elon Musk and Tesla
It's been a while since we heard from Steve Wozniak, but here we are with another news about the co-founder of the apple brand and, as expected, with an intervention to ignite opinions.
During an interview on CNBC's Squawk Box last Thursday (9), Wozniak told interviewer Andrew Ross Sorkin that Elon Musk turns out to have some similarities to his co-founder of Apple, the late Steve Jobs.
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But the co-founder doesn't think the Tesla owner is of the same caliber as Jobs when it comes to entrepreneurship because, according to him, “I put them in the category of having the ability to communicate and wanting to be seen as an important person, like a worship leader. Many will follow them no matter what they say and pass the point of being judged. But a lot of sincerity disappears when we look at Elon Musk and Tesla".
Woz accuses Musk and Tesla of stealing money from his family
Wozniak also reportedly said Musk and Tesla "stole" his family's money due to false claims about the streetcar company's self-driving technology. In the words of Apple's co-founder "they stole so much money from my family, me and my wife […] with things they said we really believed were true".
These categories date back to 2016, when Tesla released the beta of its Full Self-Driving feature, when Musk said the vehicle could be driving itself around the country by the end of that year. As such, Wozniak and his wife have spent thousands of dollars on it and other upgrades, but the former executive says the car's self-driving capabilities still fall short of what Musk promised, further saying that the brand owner cars"he makes mistakes all the time. It is a horrible and terrifying experience.".
"Steve Jobs wasn't really that dishonest. He said things in a way that managed to grab the consumer. But it has never been so fakeWozniak added.