While most tech experts agree he eventually performed miracles - commercial, if not technical - the young Steve Jobs 'was no saint' according to Apple's co-founder.
Steve 'Woz' Wozniak, who started the company with Jobs in 1976, told Gizmodo that Jobs was a complex character who could not easily be compressed into a 'hero' narrative.
Woz made the comments as the first trailer for Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs biopic 'Jobs' finally hit the internet, ahead of its release in August - roughly two years after Jobs died of complications relating to liver cancer.
"I have a little bug in me that says that this movie will portray Steve as a saint who was ignored, rather than one of the key people who led Apple through failure after failure," he said.
"Jobs came back [after leaving/being fired by Apple in 1985] as the saint and god we now recognize... but he was a different person, more experienced and more thoughtful and more capable of running Apple in those later years."
"We truly could have used the later Jobs in earlier years at Apple, is what I feel."
Jobs was famously a brilliant but difficult and irascible character, according to the various biographies which have been published since the foundation of Apple. That strength of character is often cited as a driving force behind his creativity - but also his ability to ostracise those closest to him.
Wozniak has long maintained concerns over the movie, and said after a preview shown earlier this year that the portrayal of their relationship was "totally wrong" and that at the start of Apple Jobs' main concern was making "a quick buck off my designs " rather than changing society.
Check out the full interview/quotes over at Gizmodo, and watch the trailer for the movie above.Suggest a correction