"We've lost something we won't get back," he said in an interview with The Associated Press following Jobs' death on Wednesday.
"The way I see it, though, the way people love products he put so much into creating means he brought a lot of life to the world."
Wozniak, a high school friend of Jobs', last saw him about three months ago, shortly after Jobs emerged from a medical leave to unveil Apple Inc.'s iCloud content syncing service and the latest version of its iOS mobile software. At the time, Wozniak said, Jobs looked ill and sounded weak.
George Stephanopoulos talks to the man who founded Apple with Steve Jobs.
The co-founder of Apple shares his memories of Steve Jobs.
Outpourings of public grief and appreciation swept the globe on Thursday after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Jobs, who touched the daily lives of countless millions of people through the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPhone and iPad, died on Wednesday at age 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He stepped down as Apple chief executive in August.
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, pictured right, said: 'People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs exceeded every goal he set himself.
'We've lost something we won't get back. The way I see it, though, the way people love products he put so much into creating means he brought a lot of life to the world.'
The first computer my parents ever bought me was an Apple Macintosh Classic. I wrote one of my first stories on that computer. At 12-years-old it was my first introduction into a world Steve Jobs helped create.
When the news first broke that Apple Inc.founder Steve Jobs died at the age of 56, finally succumbing to his battle with pancreatic cancer, I found out on my MacBook Pro. I then immediately received a text message about his passing from a friend via my iPhone.
Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.
(CBS News) Steve Jobs' biological father had hoped to one day reunite with the son that he had never known. It was a meeting that would not come to pass.
On Wednesday, the 80-year-old Abdel-Fattah Jandali, a retired professor of political science, declined comment after Apple announced that Jobs had died. But in an August interview with Britain's Sun newspaper, Jandali expressed regret at having had no contact with Jobs over the years. He and his ex-wife were unmarried when they had a boy. The baby was later adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, and named Steve. But in the interview, Jandali said he would have done things "entirely differently" if he could live his life again.
Woz waits in line like everybody else. He also will talk to anyone.
The Silicon Valley genius behind Apple chats with Patch about his friendship with Steve Jobs, Apple's origins, its future, what the company's up against—and whether he would go back.