Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Would Consider Return

Steve Wozniak would consider returning to work for Apple if he was asked, the company's co-founder said in a recent interview.

In the interview with Reuters, Wozniak partially hinted that though he was willing to make a comeback, it would not be entirely unconditional. Apparently he wants the company to be more open about its products.

"My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales," Wozniak said in the interview. "I'm sure they're making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple."

Steve Wozniak co-founded Apple Inc along with current CEO Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. The trio at that time brought out the Apple-I and Apple-II computers which brought a whole new dimension to personal computing.

Wozniak parted ways with Apple in 1987, but is still on its payroll, and also holds stocks in the company. He has been working as chief scientist for Fusion-io, a data storage company.

When asked whether he would be interested in a return to his former company, the sixty year old co-founder declared, "I'd consider it, yeah."

Interestingly, these comments come from Wozniak at a crucial time when the current CEO of Apple Inc Steve Jobs, is yet again on medical leave, for the third time, and the company finding itself under increasing pressure from various quarters to have a CEO successor plan in place.