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

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    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.

    Article Link: Gold iPhone 5s Models Seeing Little to No Stock for Launch Day in Australia [Updated]
     
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    Apple is doomed. :)
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    Perhaps Aussies have a more practical sense of taste than the nouveau riche culture the gold phones were designed to pander to...
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    It is the same in the UK.

    3 UK have said they will have no Gold iPhones for sale tomorrow.

    These are going to be like gold dust... ;)
     
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    It's ALIVE...ALIVE!

    Seriously I was expecting this insaneness.
     
  6. jamswirl, Sep 19, 2013
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    Yerp, got my order in. but come on, it was 7-10 days from the start!
    Saw it, wasn't very happy, shrugged a little, placed order hoping it ships sooner and moved on to macrumors.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    Well, looks like I'll have to start my bonfire and stretch my tent.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    I am getting the champagne / gold! Everyone , please wish me luck getting one tomorrow. I know you all care. :D
     
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    These stories are going to be popping up all over the place. We know the 5S is going to be constrained. The question is for how long.
     
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    A vague "October" is rather encouraging.
     
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    Not constrained, unavailable! And not just the gold ones.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    "Eventually"
     
  13. macrumors member

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    The initial launch stock of iPhone 5s gold, sold by Singtel, singapore's main carrier was out of stock within 4 minutes when the preorder page went online yesterday.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    7 - 10 business days delivery on all colors and all capacities? C'mon Apple, you can do better than this.........
     
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    I'm gonna do my best here in the states...

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

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    Should be exciting tonight at 3 am EST.
     
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    crazyyy, good thing I don't want the gold.
     
  18. macrumors demi-god

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    haha Same here. I will be up at 2:50 though. gotta get all set up..
     
  19. macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you wake up at exactly 3 when the pre-ordering starts at 3
     
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    If you wake up at 3:00 you will miss them :p
     
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    +1
     
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    shush, you just reminded him why his alarm was wrong... :p

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    shush... :p
     
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    Might want to move that time up a bit...
     
  24. croooow, Sep 19, 2013
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    Well, I better get used to waiting a few weeks. Not getting gold or grey so hopefully stock on silver is good.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    Shhhh! Don't tell him that! One less person we have to contend with :D
     

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