I was on my way into work very early the other day, and I saw the line of people waiting to get the new apple Iphone. The store would not even be open for a few hours and there was quite a line. It was quite the sight to see. Having taken a hard look at the old IPhone, I can fully understand why people would want one. They are really quite awesome. As I was searching the Internet I saw an article on CNET that caught my attention. It was titled “Steve Wozniak out of line at iPhone store?” by Greg Sandoval.
“Steve Wozniak helped create Apple. He’s worth millions. He’s a hero to geeks the world over.
Would he really pretend to wait in line for Apple gadgets?
That’s the claim of some perturbed customers who say that Wozniak–contrary to media reports–did not wait in line all night in front of the Apple Store at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, Calif., to buy an iPhone 3G.
In fact, according to Doug and Patrice Broussard, Woz actually never waited in line at all. The couple, who were there, said the Apple co-founder lounged on some of the mall’s nearby sofas for about four hours and then ambled up to the front of the queue when the store opened at 8 a.m and simply cut in line. No discussion.
And he wasn’t alone. He had his posse in tow, say the Broussards, who photographed the Woz playing big shot. Didn’t anybody say anything?
No. Doug Broussard said it all happened too quickly and, well, who’s going to send the creator of the Apple II to the end of the line?
Still, the Broussards said the people who saw it were unhappy.
Who doesn’t know the politics of waiting in lines? Taking cuts is bad form, even for VIPs. But those who give them to friends–six friends–risk a butt kicking from those behind in line.”
My god, one of the founders of apple waiting in line to get an Iphone. I have always heard nice things about Steve Wozniak. Lets face it, if he has Asked Steve Jobs I am sure, he would have been happy to have one delivered to Steve. Steve Actually took the time to respond to this article on CNET.
“I told them I would come at 10 AM and get in line and they told me back that the line would be short and they had talked to the people in front and that the people in front WANTED me to go first. I discussed the fact that I’d be with a small group too. The Apple store staff also said that the chairs and table in front of the store would be reserved for me. So sitting in those chairs I was in line. I am thankful for the chairs. I’m actually older than almost everyone in the lines these days.”
Who knows what happen and I am not sure I even care. I for one, would have been happy to let Steve cut in front of me. It would be a story I would be telling my friends for years. I love technology like the new iphone. Its fun and excitng. It also gives blackberry a reason to innovate. Innovation is something we all benefit from.
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By Michael Core7