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Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, stood in line to buy the iPhone 4S

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak got in-line to be one of the first to own the newly released iPhone 4S. According to the press, he waited almost 20 hours, making him the first Apple customer at the Los Gatos Apple store. For Wozniak, standing in-line for an iPhone have been a long-standing tradition, starting when Apple launched their original iPhone back in 2007. He tweeted the following message as he was taking first place in front of store, “The long wait begins. I’m first in line. The guy ahead was on the wrong side and he’s pissed.”

Wozniak spent his time waiting for the store to open talking to other Apple customers, taking photographs, signing Apple products and doing a bit of work on his iPad 2 answering emails. Fans were not the only one who approached him; media outlets came to interview him directly, asking all source of questions about Steve Jobs and Apple’s iPhone 4S. Mr Wozniak applauded Apple for the direction the company has been taking when it comes to the new iPhone 4S. He believes it’s first step towards a new future for mobile gadgets because of Siri, Apple’s new voice-commanded assistant app which Wozniak called an “answer engine.”

Although he doesn’t have to make any effort to get the latest versions of Apple products, Wozniak claims he likes to stand in line at new product launches. “I want to get mine along with the millions of other fans,” he said to CNN. After he got his hands on the new iPhone, he quickly got on his segway to ride back his residence, which is not far away from the Apple store location. Wozniak managed to purchase a white iPhone 4S on Verizon for his wife, and two new AT&T iPhone 4S handsets were being shipped to his home to replace his two AT&T iPhone 4 units.

Via [CNN]

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