Apple co-founder: Steve Jobs film is 'very wrong'

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says a new film about Steve Jobs misrepresents aspects of their personalities and their early ideas for the company.

Wozniak made his comments ahead of the premiere of "jOBS" at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Friday. The film, which stars Ashton Kutcher as Jobs, is one of two feature films about the Apple entrepreneur who died in 2011.

A clip of an early scene was released online on Thursday.

"Totally wrong. ... The ideas of computers affecting society, did not come from Jobs," Wozniak, who co-founded Apple with Jobs and Ronald Wayne in a California garage in 1976, told technology blog on Friday.

"His idea was to make a $20 PC board and sell it for $40 to help people at the (Homebrew Computer) club build the computer I'd given away," Wozniak recalled in a series of emails. "The lofty talk came much further down the line."

Wozniak said that based on the clip, "personalities are very wrong although mine is closer."

"I never looked like a professional. We were both kids. Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed. I'm embarrassed but if the movie is fun and entertaining, all the better," he said.

A second film, based on Walter Isaacson's official biography "Steve Jobs," is in development by screenplay writer Aaron Sorkin of "The Social Network" fame.