“It’s nearly impossible to get an Apple iPhone 5s in champagne gold anywhere, as that particular model has proven to be Apple’s most popular,” Chris Ciaccia reports for TheStreet. “While consumers may have a tough time getting one in the United States, looking abroad might prove more fruitful.”
“Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White is on a tour of Asia, and recently noted that retailers and resellers in Shenzhen, China, were carrying the champagne gold version of the iPhone 5s,” Ciaccia reports. “‘Surprisingly, the iPhone 5S was frequently available and in many cases the champagne gold was in stock,’ White wrote in a research note. ‘In some cases, the space gray colored iPhone 5S was out of stock but the champagne gold was available, exactly the opposite of what we have discussed in the U.S. market.'”
Ciaccia reports, “A look on Apple’s U.S. Web site shows the gold version of the iPhone 5s is available to ship in October, but does not mention a date. That fact is true for the space gray and silver models of the iPhone 5s as well”
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MacDailyNews Take: So, go to China.
Our 64GB gold iPhones certainly do elicit questions (OMG, is that the gold iPhone 5s?!” “How does that touch thingie work?”) from passersby when brandished in public. It’s been while (since the debut of Siri) since that happened.
In fact, there are so many questions, it’s like going back in time having the first iPhone when everybody else was walking around with flip phones festooned with mechanical buttons.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]