Cecilia Kang: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

"My thinking is that Apple could be more open and not lose sales," Wozniak told Reuters. He then added, "I'm sure they're making the right decisions for the right reasons for Apple."

Wozniak left the company in 1987, but remains on its payroll. With Apple CEO Steve Jobs is currently on his third medical leave, many are wondering about who might take over Apple in the future.

Would Woz be willing to return for a more active role at Apple if the company called on him?

“I’d consider it, yeah,” he told Reuters.

So Woz would come back, but given his attitude toward how the company does business nowadays, it’s a fair bet that Apple won’t be calling.

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