"His name is Steve. He likes to do pranks like you do, and he’s also into building electronics like you."
When Bill Fernandez introduced Steve Wozniak to Steve Jobs, he unwittingly changed computing history. The two were friends almost immediately, each impressed with the other's intelligence and abilities, and would go on to form Apple in 1976.
But before they did that, they played some awesome pranks around their hometown, both alone and as a team.
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Steve Jobs loved to drive fast, and even late in his life, it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see him zooming down the highway at breakneck speeds to the Cupertino campus. Back in 1979, though, Stephen Stapleton got a joyride that he would always remember from Jobs… all in a breakneck search for Woz!
(10-14) 08:16 PDT LOS GATOS - Hundreds of people lined up around the Bay Area this morning to be some of the first to get their hands on iPhone 4S, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Wozniak, who founded Apple with Steve Jobs, was the first person to get a phone at the Apple store in Los Gatos. The crowd of hundreds cheered as the Apple employees opened the doors to the store at 8 a.m. and offered high-fives to many eager Apple buffs.
Surrounded by other eager iPhone buffs and plenty of TV reporters, Wozniak said he was so excited by the new phone that he had to get in line - even though he's already preordered a phone.
We’re quite sure that Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, could make a phone call and get an iPhone 4S well before it hits the stores. However, he hasn’t done that. Instead, he’s first in line in front of the Apple Store in Los Gatos, California, waiting for his iPhone 4S. “The long wait begins. I’m first in line. The guy ahead was on the wrong side and he’s pissed,” tweeted Wozniak as he took his place in front of the store. Wozniak is known for showing up in lines for new Apple products; he was in line for the iPhone 3GS back in 2009, and again for the iPhone 4 in 2010.