Steve Wozniak has a tradition of being the first in line to buy Apple products, but he usually waits outside one of the Apple stores in California. This year, the Apple co-founder went to a whole new level for the iPhone 5 launch and waited in line at an Apple store in Australia so he could be one of the first in the entire world to get it.
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Woz tweeted to his followers Friday from the line at an Apple store in Brisbane and wrote in a Blipfoto post that, "I wanted to be among the first in the world to get my iPhone 5's. I beat my California friends by 17 hours."
In line for first iPhone 5's in the world! (@ Apple Store w/ 2 others) [pic]: 4sq.com/Vh8kYS
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— Steve Wozniak (@stevewoz) September 20, 2012
While he was hours ahead of his friends back in the U.S., Woz wasn't actually the first in line in Australia. According to first-hand reports on Twitter, Woz was actually seventh in line. When he did enter the Apple store, people apparently chanted "Woz" over and over.
— Michael Coombes (@MichaelCoombes) September 20, 2012
Wozniak later told The Los Angeles Times that he ended up buying two 64 GB iPhone 5s -- one in each color because he didn't know whether to go with the black or the white version.
Buying an iPhone 5 wasn't Wozniak's only business in Australia. He also tweeted about seeing Julia Stone in concert at the Cultural Center in Brisbane.
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