No go on the $1,000 iPhone.
Apple Inc. (AAPL) co-founder Steve Wozniak typically buys each new version of the company's iPhone as soon as it's available, but he doesn't plan to do so with the upcoming iPhone X, Wozniak told CNBC.
"I'd rather wait and watch that one," Wozniak said at the Money 20/20 conference. "I'm happy with my iPhone 8 - which is the same as the iPhone 7, which is the same as the iPhone 6, to me."
iPhone X preorder sales start on Friday, Oct. 27, with first shipments expected the following Friday, Nov. 3. Wozniak is widely known to carry several phones at any given moment, but the iPhone X likely won't be one quite yet.
"For some reason, the iPhone X is going to be the first iPhone I didn't - on day one - upgrade to. But my wife will, so I'll be close enough to see it," Wozniak said.
The iPhone X features many of the same high-tech advancements as the iPhone 8, but also has facial recognition technology that has excited many analysts but caused some production concerns. Wozniak said he's skeptical that the Face ID technology will work as it's supposed to right away.
Apple stock was close to flat in premarket trading Tuesday, Oct. 24. Shares are up over 34% since the start of the year.
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