Steve Jobs has rarely acknowledged Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak in public in recent years. So it was a surprise when Jobs called out his “partner in crime” Tuesday at the launch of Apple’s latest music products. Wozniak, commonly known as Woz, stood up and took the applause. Afterward, reporters grabbed him for his reaction. Here’s a short video of Woz’s take on the announcements such as Apple’s Ping social networking service.

He’s a big fan of Apple’s promise to unite friends via music sharing. He said it might impact MySpace but he didn’t think that it would directly compete with Facebook, which is more about life, whereas Ping is focused on music (at least for the present). And Woz noted that, despite his departure from Apple many years ago, he and Jobs have always remained friends.