UPDATE: Crisis averted, it seems. Comments on and about the original CNet article, including from Steve Wozniak and Leo Laportly, indicate that Woz waited from 4AM until the doors opened at 10AM.
All the people in line Friday morning before Woz arrived had agreed that it would be fine if he went into the store first. In fact, they insisted, said one Gizmodo tipster. This appears to be a case of a few jilted iPhone line sitters trying to soil Woz's good name! Final ruling: Woz had a space saved in line at the 3G launch (posse included). Original post in its entirety:\
More bad news from the iPhone 3G iPocalypse: Steve Wozniak, creator of the Apple II and a hero of many geeks the world over, may have cut in line at the Westfield Valley Fair Mall Apple Store. I know, breathe deep, we'll get through this. The alleged grade school maneuver seemed out of sorts for a man who just recently chided the 3G JesusPhone for not having "break-the-bank items." He even went so far as to say a lot of his friends (presumably not Kathy Griffin) weren't going to upgrade. Nevertheless, if the line-cutting story is true, and there's photographic evidence that suggests it is, then apparently Woz-and a posse-couldn't really be bothered with line sitting at all.