09/21/2012 03:35 pm ET Updated Sep 21, 2012

Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder, Went To Australia To Buy iPhone 5

To the delight of the thousands of Apple fans who had been waiting patiently for its highly anticipated arrival, the iPhone 5 went on sale in the United States on Friday.

But hours before the device landed in the hands of customers in the U.S., Steve "The Woz" Wozniak already had two of them.

That's because the Apple co-founder and "veteran line sitter" had waited overnight at an Apple store in Australia to be "among the first in the world" to buy the new gadget:

Wozniak wrote in a Blipfoto post that he had beaten his "California friends by 17 hours.”

However, though he ultimately got his wish of being one of the first few owners of the new smartphone (he ultimately bought one in black and one in white), Wozniak wasn't the first in line this time.

"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," Mashable notes.

Wozniak, who had been in Australia for business, also caught a concert by folk singer Julia Stone during his trip.

"I don't know if that was more exciting or the iPhone," Wozniak told the Los Angeles Times.