Lots of people are asking why Woz, Apple’s cofounder and still Apple employee number 1, is first in line to buy an iPhone 4S on Friday morning.
I just caught him on the local news, and he has a very good reason.
The launch of the iPhone 4S is a historical occasion, Woz says, and he wants to experience it firsthand.
“It’s a very important event in history,” Woz told KTVU Channel 2. “It’s almost like going to hear the President speak, or a very important announcement, or see a Space Shuttle launch.”
The reporter then asked Woz if the crowds were a tribute to Steve Jobs’ passing?
“No, I don’t see it that way,” Woz replied. “It’s a tribute to something he’s done, certainly. Every single iPhone introduction is in that same category, I think.”
Woz’s reasons are sound. There are lots of people who headed down to the Los Gatos store to hang out with him. Our own Mike Elgan is there. He got Woz to autograph his son’s iPad.