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 User
Posted Oct 14, 2011 9:04 AM CDT
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)
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(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. (Read more iPhone 4S stories.)

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