iPhone 4S Launch Is Historical Event, Woz Says

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Woz is first in line for an iPhone 4S at Apple's Los Gatos store. Here he is surrounded by a group of drunken knights from England, according to our stringer Mike Elgan.
Woz is first in line for an iPhone 4S at Apple's Los Gatos store. Here he is surrounded by a group of drunken knights from England, according to our stringer Mike Elgan.

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.

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24 responses to “iPhone 4S Launch Is Historical Event, Woz Says”

  1. Khrbt Zyd says:

    If Mike’s son gets mad that his iPad is “ruined”, put the kid up for adoption. 

  2. Corbin Fawver says:

    lucky guy

  3. Phil says:

    WOZ IS THE MAN!!! Shit I spilled my drink.

    again.

  4. Christian says:

    why does Woz have to stand in line? isnt he like important enough to just call T.Cook or somebody else?!

    cool, though!

  5. Chris says:

    he does it for the experience of standing in line…he certainly does have an iPhone 4S already :P

  6. baby_Twitty says:

    He wants to be with the fans, its a “historical event”… don’t you read?
    simple as that. 

    Yes he is a very cool guy.

  7. Mister Hedge says:

    Remember when an employee got fired for showing Woz the iPad a few hours before its release? I think Woz is afraid of having someone lose their job over his enthusiasm again. ;P

    Anyway, he loves the attention.

  8. HerbalEd says:

    CoM’s photographs are as poor and sloppy as it’s writing/editing (if indeed they actually edit copy). Anyone at CoM ever heard of iPhoto or Photoshop?

  9. Gualberto Martinez says:

    OMG jajaja funny!!!

  10. prof_peabody says:

    Feel sorry for Woz.  Pathetic, lonely creature. 

  11. Tim says:

    if you don’t have anything nice to say, maybe you should just not say it in the first place.

  12. APPLElation.com says:

    Jealousy is an incurable disease. Pathetic.

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