Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, was hospitalized in Mexico City on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson from the organizers of the World Business Forum (WBF) in which he participated.
Wozniak, aged 73, was admitted to the hospital at 3 p.m. local time after fainting just before his scheduled appearance at the event.
According to U.S. media outlet TMZ, the Apple co-founder may have just suffered vertigo. Wozniak himself later confirmed to ABC News that he had experienced a stroke, and had been discharged from the hospital to catch a flight back to the U.S.
Born in 1950, Wozniak is an American computer engineer and entrepreneur renowned for co-founding Apple Inc. alongside Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in 1976.
He played a pivotal role in developing the first commercially successful personal computer, the Apple I, and later, the Apple II.
Wozniak's innovative contributions to the design and functionality of these early computers were instrumental in establishing Apple's reputation in the tech industry.
His expertise in electronics and programming complemented Jobs' visionary leadership, creating a partnership that propelled the tech giant to success.
Although Wozniak left Apple in 1985, his impact on the company's formative years and the tech industry is enduring, making him a key figure in the history of modern computing.
Edited by Nikola Djuric