Steve Wozniak expressed his fondness early on Friday for fellow Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in a way many gadget lovers can relate to -- by camping out overnight for the latest iPhone.
"The long wait begins. I'm first in line," Wozniak posted on his Twitter feed on Thursday from outside an Apple store in Los Gatos, California in the heart of Silicon Valley.
"The guy ahead was on the wrong side and he's pissed."
Judging by his tweet, the man known by many simply as "The Woz" seemed happy to be joining in the festive, mad scramble for Apple's latest smartphone.
The iPhone 4S went on sale worldwide on Friday, the company's first new release since the death of Jobs last week, and a jovial atmosphere pervaded most Apple stores from Australia to Tokyo to Europe as thousands waited in line for the gadgets.
Most stores were not yet open in California as of 7:00am (1400 GMT).
Wozniak, now 61, founded Apple with Jobs in 1976. Last week Wozniak said he was "dumbfounded" by the news of his friend's death.