was hospitalised due to a possible stroke, Mexican media outlets reported. He was in Mexico City to attend the World Business Forum (WBF).
According to US media outlet TMZ, the 73-year-old scientist and tech entrepreneur finished his speech but then told his wife he was “feeling strange”.
may have suffered vertigo, the publications claimed.
In 1976, Wozniak founded Apple with business partner
, who was a longtime Apple CEO and died in 2011.
Wozniak designed Apple 1 and Apple II
Better known as “Woz” and referred to as “the Other Steve” in Silicon Valley circles, he designed the Apple I and Apple II computers, revolutionising personal computing and establishing Apple as a market leader.
Wozniak was the technical engineer behind these systems, while Jobs served as the marketing expert. The duo went on to make be the world’s most valuable company, which is now known for its range of consumer electronics, including iPhones, MacBooks, Apple Watch and more.
In 1985, Wozniak left the company and embarked on new ventures, including founding CL 9, which developed the first universal remote control.
Wozniak was born in San Jose, California, in 1950 and he built his first computer at the age of 11. He studied electrical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1987, Wozniak founded Wheels of Zeus, a company that developed and sold educational software.
Wozniak, taught at various universities, has been involved in philanthropic ventures and received numerous awards for his contributions to the computer industry. He received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the Turing Award.