While US residents still have a few hours to wait until the iPhone 4S goes on sale in retail stores, Reuters reports that other parts of the world have begun selling Apple's latest smartphone. In Australia, people lined up outside Apple's store in Sydney to purchase the iPhone 4S. The same thing happened in Tokyo where 24 year old Ryosuke Ishinabe said, "I just wanted the newest iPhone. I want to try out iCloud."
The launch of the iPhone 4S has been dimmed somewhat by the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Jobs passed away last week at the age of 56 just one day after Apple officially announced the iPhone 4S in a press conference. Both Sydney and Tokyo Apple store locations had user-created remembrances of Jobs before the iPhone 4S went on sale including flowers, candles and makeshift shrines.
Meanwhile, here in the US there is a line of people awaiting the launch of the smartphone in front of Apple's Fifth Avenue store in New York City. News.com reports that the first two people in line at that location have been there since September 26, but they have also been sponsored by a gadget trade-in web site called Gazelle. CNN.com reports that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been waiting outside Apple's Los Gatos, California store location since Thursday waiting for his own iPhone 4S. While he could always get Apple to simply send him the newest version of the iPhone Wozniak said, "I want to get mine along with the millions of other fans."