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Gold iPhone 5s Models Seeing Little to No Stock for Launch Day in Australia [Updated]

With Apple's official Australian launch for the iPhone 5s just a short time away, evidence of significant shortages of gold models is beginning to surface, with one Twitter user at the Doncaster retail store sharing word from store staff that they have no gold models on launch day and may not have any for up to three weeks.

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In a similar vein, it appears that the Apple Store iOS app has begun taking orders for the iPhone 5s in Australia, with Sonny Dickson sharing a screenshot showing that the gold 64GB iPhone 5s debuted with a shipping estimate of 7-10 business days.

It is unclear if the dearth of gold models will extend to other first-wave markets, but signs are increasingly pointing to the new color being very difficult to find at launch.

Update: The Australian Apple Store is now back online and showing 7-10 business days for colors and capacities of the iPhone 5s.

Update 2: Apple's Hong Kong and Singapore online stores are showing shipping estimates of October for all iPhone 5s models.

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13 months ago
Apple is doomed. :)
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago

I will get one, gold 64GB, to match my gold/champagne car. :)
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Thanks for showing off your car. I feel like crap now. Just kidding, I drive a Ferrari.
Rating: 9 Votes
13 months ago

I'm gonna do my best here in the states...


Why would you wake up at exactly 3 when the pre-ordering starts at 3
Rating: 8 Votes
13 months ago

Might want to move that time up a bit...


Thanks for the tip...
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago
I'm gonna do my best here in the states...
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

I'm gonna do my best here in the states...


If you wake up at 3:00 you will miss them :p
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

haha Same here. I will be up at 2:50 though. gotta get all set up..


shush, you just reminded him why his alarm was wrong... :p

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If you wake up at 3:00 you will miss them :p


shush... :p
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

Why would you wake up at exactly 3 when the pre-ordering starts at 3


If you wake up at 3:00 you will miss them :p


haha Same here. I will be up at 2:50 though. gotta get all set up..



Shhhh! Don't tell him that! One less person we have to contend with :D
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
F this. I'm just going to order tonight and I get it when I get it
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago

Very disappointing in the way it was handled this time. No pre-orders, low stock, especially since I want the gold but oh well...I'll order and I'll just get it when I get it. Sad though. I miss the guarantee delivery on launch day, days.:(


If its any consolation I just found out today that one of my co-workers was layed off. :(. Not sure how many in total across the company were let go but I'm sure it's in the hundreds. Puts things like not getting a new smartphone on launch day in perspective....at least for me.
Rating: 3 Votes

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