In an interview with Reuters, Steve Wozniak has said he’d consider a return to Apple, if asked. Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976 with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne.
"I'd consider it, yeah," Wozniak said. "There's just an awful lot I know about Apple products and competing products that has some relevance, some meaning. They're my own feelings, though.”
Wozniak stopped actively working for Apple over 20 years ago, in 1987, but is still officially on their payroll. He currently works for storage company Fusion-io.
Apple has taken a lot of stick of late for its closed system surrounding iTunes and iOS. Wozniak suggested: "My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales," but noted: "I'm sure they're making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple."
The comments come as a cloud of uncertainty hangs over Apple. Steve Jobs is on indefinite health leave yet again, and Jonathan Ive, Senior VP of Industrial Design and principal designer of the iPhone, iPod and iPad, was recently said to be considering a return to the UK.
A group of shareholders recently tried, unsuccessfully, to force Apple to reveal its plans for the post-Jobsian era. Despite being on leave, Jobs is still thought to have an active role behind the scenes, and recently returned to unveil the iPad 2.