Update: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20: Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers and proud Los Gatos resident, tweeted at 10:50 a.m. that he was in line at an Apple Store location waiting to buy the much-anticipated iPhone 5.
His tweet: "In line for first iPhone 5's in the world! (@ Apple Store w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://4sq.com/Vh8kYS"
A Los Gatos Apple Store employee said the "Woz" is not one of the five customers who are already staking out their spot for the new hot release. Information under his tweeted photo said he's at the Chermside Apple Store, in Australia? Where's the "Woz?"
With its four-inch-long screen, less than four-ounce weight, and an offering of up to 225 hours of standby time, the new iPhone 5 is going to be a hit when it begins being sold at local Apple stores early Friday morning, including the one in Los Gatos at 23 North Santa Cruz Ave.
The likes of Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers and proud Los Gatos resident, could begin lining up after midnight tonight to buy the phone when doors open at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept 21, according to an Apple Store employee on Wednesday.
"There will be a few people lining up outside the store on Thursday," he said, adding that Apple's latest smartphone will cost $199 with an upgrade, which users can check at Apple.com to find out if they're eligible for.
"It's got a bigger screen, it's smaller and longer battery. I would get it," he said.
Where else can one purchase the new iPhone 5 in and around Los Gatos?
The Apple Store employee said it will be difficult to purchase the smartphone anywhere else unless it's been pre-ordered at AT&T and Verizon stores.