Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak–who hasn’t always been complimentary about the company’s products since being no longer involved–expressed great enthusiasm for the Apple Watch in a brief video interview with the BBC.
“This watch will be so special,” he said, describing the display as “almost like a little piece of art.” While other smartphone manufacturers have struggled to sell in significant numbers, Woz has no doubt that the Apple Watch will succeed: “Millions of people will buy this watch right from the start.”
Woz showed off his own current watch during the interview, a huge, eccentric wristpiece featuring genuine vacuum tubes. Jony Ive didn’t return the compliment, the New Yorker observing that he asked “What is that?” in mock affront at the sight. Ive talked at unusual length about the Apple Watch in the profile written by the magazine’s Ian Parker.