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'Jobs' actor knew next to nothing about Apple prior to the iPod

Today marks the release of the highly anticipated Apple origins flick Jobs, and while actor Josh Gad will do his best on the silver screen to emulate a young Steve Wozniak, Gad himself knew very little of Apple's history prior to reading the script. The 32-year-old actor spoke with Mashable about his experience with the company his character helped create, admitting that before being brought into the project, his familiarity with Apple was strictly post-iPod.

Of course, this experience isn't unique to Gad, and only serves to further highlight how Apple's portable gadgets, starting with the iPod, helped to reinvent the company's image as a leader in consumer electronics. Personally -- and I'm 28, for the record -- I recall my only experience with a Mac being isolated to the computer labs at school, and even those machines were being gradually swapped out with Windows-based hardware.

With a total of 76 reviews tallied thus far, Jobs currently holds a 25 percent rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, being described as a shallow look at very complex characters in the two Steves.

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Today marks the release of the highly-anticipated Apple origins flick Jobs, and while actor Josh Gad will do his best on the silver screen to emulate a young Steve Wozniak, Gad himself knew very little of Apple's history prior to reading the script.