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CNBC EXCLUSIVE: CNBC TRANSCRIPT: BRIAN SULLIVAN SPEAKS WITH APPLE CO-FOUNDER STEVE WOZNIAK TODAY ON CNBC’S “STREET SIGNS”

WHEN: Today, Thursday, March 1, 2012

WHERE: CNBC’s “Street Signs

Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak today, Thursday, March 1st, on CNBC’s “Street Signs” (M-F, 2-3PM ET) from the YPO Global Leadership Summit in Singapore.

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BRIAN SULLIVAN: 500 BILLION DOLLAR MARKET. DID YOU EVER BELIEVE THAT APPLE COULD REACH HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS IN MARKET CAP?

STEVE WOZNIAK: I GOT TO BE HONEST, I'M AN ENGINEER. I DON'T KEEP TRACK. I DON'T WANT TO WORRY ABOUT MONEY AND AMOUNTS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT 500 BILLION MEANS --

SULLIVAN: BUT YOU ARE A STOCKHOLDER. AND YOU'RE STILL AN HONORARY EMPLOYEE OF THE COMPANY.

WOZNIAK: I AM SO HONORED THAT THE COMPANY THAT I STARTED IS THE LARGEST CAP MARKET -- MARKET CAP WHATEVER YOU SAY IN THE WORLD. YEAH. IT'S A HUGE COMPANY. AND IT'S ACTUALLY A LOT OF COMPANIES IN ONE. EVERY ONE IS SO EXCELLENT. THE RETAIL STORES IS A COMPANY. THE ITUNES MUSIC IS REAL A COMPANY. THE IPODs ARE A COMPANY, THE IPHONE IS A HUGE COMPANY. THE IPAD IS A HUGE COMPANY. WE'VE GOT ALL THESE COMPANIES AND WE STILL HAVE COMPUTERS.

SULLIVAN: IT DOESN'T STINK IF YOU'RE A STOCKHOLDER TO HAVE THAT KIND OF RUN.

WOZNIAK: APPLE HAS LARGE ROOM FOR GROWTH. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT --

SULLIVAN: OKAY.

WOZNIAK: -- $1,000 STOCK PRICE, I ABSOLUTELY – YOU KNOW AT FIRST YOU WANT TO DOUBT IT, BUT I ACTUALLY BELIEVE THAT AND I DON'T REALLY FOLLOW STOCK MARKETS.

SULLIVAN: A THOUSAND BUCKS YOU THINK IS POSSIBLE?

WOZNIAK: APPLE HAS THAT MUCH GROWTH LEFT BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING SOMETHING LIKE APPLE TV THAT WORKS WITH ALL THESE GREAT COMPANIES AND PRODUCTS ALL IN THE SAME SPHERE. IT'S NOT LIKE A SIDE PROJECT WE'RE GOING TO START A TV COMPANY. NO, WE'RE GOING TO START TV WITHIN THE WHOLE APPLE WORLD. IF THAT’S ASSUMING THAT WE ARE GOING TO. I DON'T KNOW.

SULLIVAN: NATURE'S RAGING OUTSIDE, RIGHT. SO THE GODS ARE MAYBE A LITTLE BIT UNHAPPY THAT I'M GOING TO PRESS THE SAME QUESTION.

WOZNIAK: OKAY.

SULLIVAN: HOW ABOUT THIS, INSTEAD OF YOU SAYING, NO OR YES, IN A YEAR -- IN TWO YEARS, AM I GOING TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO MY TELEVISION, WHOEVER MAKES IT, AND HAVE IT ACCESS ANYTHING I WANT AT ANY TIME?

WOZNIAK: I'M GOING TO USE MY BEST GUESS AS AN ENGINEER. AND I'M GOING TO SAY THAT ALMOST ALL THE MAJOR PRODUCTS OUT INVOLVE AN AWFUL LOT OF SPEECH ABILITIES, WHETHER THEY BE LIKE THE APPLE STUFF OR THE ANDROID STUFF. IT'S COMING TO PRODUCT. IT'S GOTTEN MORE RELIABLE THAN I AS AN ENGINEER EVER THOUGHT VOICE DETECTION WOULD BE AS FAR AS GETTING YOUR WORDS CORRECT. EVEN AT A LOUD CONCERT WHERE THE PERSON NEXT TO YOU CAN'T HEAR YOU, IT GETS THE WORDS RIGHT. THAT MEANS ONE THING DIFFERENT, IF YOUR TV'S ACROSS THE ROOM, TALKING TO THE TV ACROSS THE ROOM IS A TECHNICAL CHALLENGE THAT I DON'T THINK WILL BE SOLVED IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS. I DO BELIEVE YOU'LL BE TALKING TO SOMETHING CLOSER THAN THE TV JUST TO OPERATE IT JUST BECAUSE VOICE OPERATION IS JUST MORE NATURAL. YOU CAN DO A LOT OF THINGS WITH YOUR VOICE THAT HAVING TO STEP THROUGH CHANNEL BY CHANNEL BY CHANNEL OR METHODS WITH BUTTONS, THEY GOT TO BE GOING OUT.

SULLIVAN: CAN ANDROID AND APPLE'S OS -- THERE'S A BIG STORM OUTSIDE.

WOZNIAK: YOU'RE ON THE RIGHT TOPIC.

SULLIVAN: CAN THEY BOTH SUCCEED?

WOZNIAK: OF COURSE THEY CAN. I MEAN, APPLE WILL SUCCEED NO MATTER WHAT JUST BASED ON THE REPUTATION, THE BRAND, THE EASE OF USE, THE COMFORT, THE NICENESS OF ALL THE PRODUCTS.

SULLIVAN: SO WE SHOULDN'T MAKE IT ONE AGAINST THE OTHER, BECAUSE THERE'S ROOM FOR BOTH TO SUCCEED.

WOZNIAK: YOU KNOW, THERE ARE DIFFERENT CUSTOMERS. ONE OF THE PLACES THEY SAY ANDROID IS GOING TO MORE OF SORT OF LIKE THE TECH-TYPE, THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO BE LITTLE PROGRAMMERS ON THEIR OWN, THE OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY. AND IPHONES -- OR IPADS TO MAYBE THE PEOPLE THAT NEVER TOUCHED A COMPUTER AND SCARED OF THE WORD COMPUTING, THEY KNOW APPLE IS THE SAFE HAVEN. SO THERE ARE DIFFERENT KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND THERE'S ROOM FOR BOTH. I KIND OF WISH THAT ANDROID HAD NEVER HAPPENED, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO SAY ANDROID'S BAD.

SULLIVAN: GIVEN THE WAY THE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT IS, GIVEN THE WAY THAT THE UNITED STATES IS TODAY AND CALIFORNIA IN PARTICULAR AS A STATE, COULD APPLE BE INVENTED TODAY? COULD APPLE COMPUTER – THE OLD APPLE COMPUTER -- START TODAY IN CALIFORNIA OR THE UNITED STATES?

WOZNIAK: OF COURSE. LOOK HOW MANY RECENT COMPANIES LIKE APPLE. TALK ABOUT FACEBOOK, TALK ABOUT TWITTER, TALK ABOUT EBAY, ALL THESE COMPANIES GOT STARTED RIGHT HERE IN SILICON VALLEY.

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