Cezary Wojcik
Keyboard Wizard
I waited for a gold iPhone today

September 20, 2013

... and I didn't get one.

I arrived at the Apple Store in Bridgeport Village at a little before 3 a.m. Already, the line was at least 100 people long. Maybe 200. I'm not sure. Especially with reports of low iPhone 5s gold stock in particular, I knew my chances were low from the start. But, I was there, so I gave it a shot.

3 a.m.

This map shows the line and where the end was at 3 a.m.

At around 6:05 a.m., Apple Store employees started coming around to say that they will start handing out cards in 15 minutes. People started getting up (some people started waking up).

6:07 a.m.

It's at this point that I started seriously considering what my reaction would be if there were no more gold iPhones. After going back and forth a lot, I eventually decided that I'd settle for silver, but not space gray.

Then, it happened.

Apple Store Employees started coming around to say that there are no gold or silver iPhones. I kept standing in line a good 5 - 10 minutes, seriously considering getting a space gray phone, before I finally left.

As soon as I got home, I ordered a 32GB iPhone 5s gold.

We currently estimate that your order for Apple iPhone 5s (32GB Gold) will ship within 21 - 28 business days.

Hopefully I'll have it in under a month.