As many enthusiastic fans of Apple line the streets in the US to get their hands on the iPhone 4S, buyers in Los Gatos, California were treated to a special person in the queue – Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Wozniak was first in line to pick up the new sleek device, and while he waited, he caught up on some business. “I’ll be taking a thousand pictures. I’m going to sit down and see if I can get a little e-mail done, because there’s no way I’m going to get it all done today,” he told CNN.
Naturally, fans flocked to the computer legend to sign all sorts of tech-related devices. “Now your phone is not going to be worth as much when you sell it,” he told a visitor who asked him to sign her current iPhone.
As to why he is sitting in the queue, waiting along with the other people, he said that he doesn’t want to ruin the surprise for himself by asking Apple workers about new developments. “I want to get mine along with the millions of other fans. I just want to be able to talk to my phone.”
Although he left Apple in 1987, he is still considered an employee and receives a regular pay check, while also being an Apple shareholder.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor