First in Line for iPhone 4S: Steve Wozniak

Crowds line up in cities across the world, pay tribute to Steve Jobs

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 14, 2011 9:04 AM CDT

(Newser) – Some say 4S means "for Steve." True or not, the new iPhone 4S' first day on sale is, for many, a moment to reflect on the former Apple CEO. Lines wrapped around blocks in Sydney and Tokyo as Apple fans rushed to buy the last device unveiled during Jobs' lifetime, MSNBC reports. "I want something to remember Steve Jobs by," said a woman in Tokyo. The first purchaser of the phone in Sydney said he planned to ask Siri, "Where's Steve?"

Outside Apple stores, some set up tributes made of flowers, candles, and photos. Jobs "made everything better and the products he released were thought through in such detail," a London fan tells Reuters. "It was about the beauty of something and the simplicity." Meanwhile, at an Apple store in California, the first guy in line for an iPhone 4S is one Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder. Wozniak could, Mashable notes, get his Apple gear without waiting in line. But "I want to get mine along with the millions of other fans," he told CNN.

A fan from Reading, England holds up her purchase of two iPhone 4S's outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden.
A fan from Reading, England holds up her purchase of two iPhone 4S's outside the Apple Store in Covent Garden.   (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Apple Inc. fans wait in line in front of a shop in Tokyo to buy the new iPhone 4S on the launch day in Japan, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.
Apple Inc. fans wait in line in front of a shop in Tokyo to buy the new iPhone 4S on the launch day in Japan, Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
Apple computer company founder Steve Wozniak speaks at the Congress Meet the Future, Science & Technology Summit 2010 at the World Forum in The Hague on November 18, 2010.
Apple computer company founder Steve Wozniak speaks at the Congress Meet the Future, Science & Technology Summit 2010 at the World Forum in The Hague on November 18, 2010.   (Getty Images)
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