CUPERTINO (KCBS / CNET) — Steve Wozniak who together with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne founded Apple in 1976 said that Jobs deserves recognition as the “greatest technology business leader of our time.”

In an interview, Wozniak discussed Jobs’ resignation Wednesdayand applauded Jobs’ record building popular consumer devices and for righting the company, which had struggled after he left and was away for 12 years.

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“[Steve Jobs] didn’t just start Apple,” Wozniak said. “He started the music company, iTunes. He started the music iTunes store. He started the retail stores. He has been behind the iPhone. That is the device of our lifetime. He’s done Apple computer many times over.”

Wozniak said he had no insight into Jobs’ health and acknowledged that the two weren’t as in touch as they once were.

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