iPad Is a Computer For "Normal People" Says Apple Founder

'The tablet isn't necessarily for people in this room,' Wozniak told a conference in California. 'It’s for the normal people of the world.'

Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, now works for storage company Fusion-io and was speaking at Storage Networking World in Santa Clara.

He said that Steve Jobs had always wanted to create a computer that was simple enough for everyone to use “but it was just hard to get there”.

Wozniak has not worked full-time at Apple since the late 1980s but remains a shareholder and is a frequent commentator on Apple’s products.

Despite initially saying that the iPad was not for him, Wozniak has praised the iPad in the past. He remains unimpressed by the growing number of Android-powered competitors for Apple’s gadget.

He added: “On the subject of tablets, I read today that Android tablets are expected to surpass iPads and I hope that never happens.

Apple launched the iPad 2 in Britain on March 25th and stocks remain limited in many stores. Two of Apple’s competitors - Asus and Motorola - are expected to launch their iPad competitors in Britain this week.

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