1. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I have been thinking about returning my white silver iPhone 5S to apple that I bought outright. I wanted the gold 64 gig iPhone 5S but when I got in line at 6:30 they told me they had sold out
    I would rather give this phone back to apple and wait a month to receive what I truly want.
    It's gonna be a drag living without my iPhone. For a while. I called up apple and they have no idea when they will be receiving there iPhones at the store.
    I'm thinking, if I return my phone tomorrow, will I be guaranteed a phone the day they receive stock? Will they call me to come and pick it up or do I have to just go there. ??
    I've never had to deal with this because I always order online( preorder) but they were non for the 5S.
    Anyone in my boat??
    I bet the people that compromised may be feeling the same way I do, but living without an iPhone for so long will be a challenge.
    09-24-2013 11:17 PM
  2. ame's Avatar
    Your best bet is to call and ask or go in and ask.
    09-25-2013 07:54 AM
  3. prophecyc2's Avatar
    You should just learn to love the gold.

    Why do you want it this much more then the silver?
    09-25-2013 08:08 AM
  4. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    I completely understand your feelings on the situation. TBH, if it were me, the gold 5S would be my choice as well. When ordering it, if it told me I'd have to wait till Nov to get it, i would, even though the wait would probably kill me at that point lol.

    Good luck with your color swap...I really do hope it works out for you !!
    09-25-2013 08:17 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    From what I've heard, the backorder on the gold iPhone is late into October.
    09-25-2013 08:46 AM
  6. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Your best bet is to call and ask or go in and ask.
    I'll do that tomorrow. But the wait will be a struggle.
    09-25-2013 09:00 AM
  7. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    You should just learn to love the gold.

    Why do you want it this much more then the silver?
    I like gold. It differentiates from the other models. It stands out. My white silver looks like an iPhone 5 that's silver whilst the gold would be the trademark of the 5S.
    It was my initial colour of choice
    09-25-2013 09:01 AM
  8. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I completely understand your feelings on the situation. TBH, if it were me, the gold 5S would be my choice as well. When ordering it, if it told me I'd have to wait till Nov to get it, i would, even though the wait would probably kill me at that point lol.

    Good luck with your color swap...I really do hope it works out for you !!
    Thank you for your support. I'm gonna do it tomorrow. But I have no idea when I will be receiving it. :-/.
    Probably late October.
    ThePinkChameleon likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:03 AM
  9. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    From what I've heard, the backorder on the gold iPhone is late into October.
    Does this apply to phones that are bought out right from the apple store?
    09-25-2013 09:03 AM
  10. prophecyc2's Avatar
    I like gold. It differentiates from the other models. It stands out. My white silver looks like an iPhone 5 that's silver whilst the gold would be the trademark of the 5S.
    It was my initial colour of choice
    If your main concern is standing out and looking cool or different, then you're getting it for the wrong reasons IMO. Silver looking like a 5 isn't a big deal...another instance where status is important for some people.
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    09-25-2013 09:04 AM
  11. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    If your main concern is standing out and looking cool or different, then you're getting it for the wrong reasons IMO. Silver looking like a 5 isn't a big deal...another instance where status is important for some people.
    Does this apply to phones that are bought out right from the apple store?
    I just want it to look different. It's got nothing to do with pleasing other people. Maybe it came out wrong :-/.
    09-25-2013 09:06 AM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Does this apply to phones that are bought out right from the apple store?
    Yes, it applies to all gold iPhone's. The only way you can get one earlier than the back order date is to go to the store and be first in line, allowing you to hopefully score one of the random units shipped to an actual Apple store. I know yesterday when my friend when to go get one, the main store in Atlanta only got two of them, and both were 64GB models.
    09-25-2013 09:11 AM
  13. cardfan's Avatar
    There's only two colors imo..black or white. It's funny how the color of the back seems to matter to so many especially if using a case.
    km12345, anon4757448 and djjohnson like this.
    09-25-2013 09:13 AM
  14. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    If your main concern is standing out and looking cool or different, then you're getting it for the wrong reasons IMO. Silver looking like a 5 isn't a big deal...another instance where status is important for some people.
    How can a preference be a wrong reason for getting the phone he wants? So what if he wants to have the gold iPhone to show off...it's his money, who are you to determine what is right and wrong about how anyone but YOU spends their money and for what reason?

    Let's take your avatar for instance. A Nike swoosh. Nike is one of the most "status" driven companies in the world...their products are no where near the best on the market, and most of their sales revolve around the consumer wanting a piece of apparel that an athlete wears (because of a highly paid sponsorship deal no less). If you want to judge someone for desiring a product due to it's status, perhaps you should look in the mirror before jumping down someone else's throat.
    09-25-2013 09:15 AM
  15. John Yester's Avatar
    It all matters what's on the inside that counts lol

    But very true when using a case... Why does color really matter?
    09-25-2013 09:15 AM
  16. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    Yes, it applies to all gold iPhone's. The only way you can get one earlier than the back order date is to go to the store and be first in line, allowing you to hopefully score one of the random units shipped to an actual Apple store. I know yesterday when my friend when to go get one, the main store in Atlanta only got two of them, and both were 64GB models.
    Yeah I guess. But when will I know there will be available? They don't even know when they receive there stock for iPhones.
    jerome g likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:16 AM
  17. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    It all matters what's on the inside that counts lol

    But very true when using a case... Why does color really matter?
    Yeah you got a point. Why does colour really matter. Having a gold iPhone would be sweet but I always have cases. You got me thinking. Should I really go along with this.
    09-25-2013 09:17 AM
  18. ame's Avatar
    IF you're going to use a case, I wouldn't bother, IF you're happy with your current unit. I don't think it's worth the wait, personally. But only you can make that decision. The gold, to me, is a novelty and I think the novelty will eventually wear off.
    anon4757448 likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:20 AM
  19. prophecyc2's Avatar
    How can a preference be a wrong reason for getting the phone he wants? So what if he wants to have the gold iPhone to show off...it's his money, who are you to determine what is right and wrong about how anyone but YOU spends their money and for what reason?

    Let's take your avatar for instance. A Nike swoosh. Nike is one of the most "status" driven companies in the world...their products are no where near the best on the market, and most of their sales revolve around the consumer wanting a piece of apparel that an athlete wears (because of a highly paid sponsorship deal no less). If you want to judge someone for desiring a product due to it's status, perhaps you should look in the mirror before jumping down someone else's throat.
    I have a Nike avatar because it's my favorite brand my choice, not because Phil Knight tells me it should be. The products for my needs are the best. I don't get them for the status symbol of it...

    No **** it's his money it's all our money we can do what we want with it. If you want something literally to show off that you have it because other people don't then that's silly to me. I ordered a gold because I wanted a white phone since I've had a black 5 and I actually liked how the gold turned out. I'm not getting it to "show off" because I think that's high schoolish...you're clearly missing the point trying to be made.

    All in all you should get what you want for whatever reason it is. IMO if that reason is because you want to be cool then it's silly.
    09-25-2013 09:23 AM
  20. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Yeah I guess. But when will I know there will be available? They don't even know when they receive there stock for iPhones.
    You'll know when you get a shipping date emailed to you (or via the status page). As far as store stock, there's no way of knowing, even the employees at the store claim they don't know what models are coming in and how many...
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    09-25-2013 09:24 AM
  21. Joe McG's Avatar
    There's only two colors imo..black or white. It's funny how the color of the back seems to matter to so many especially if using a case.
    I agree. I actually always buy the black so people DON'T know I always have the new one. I don't want people thinking I foolishly buy the latest iphone every year. I'm supposed to be an adult... LOL
    djjohnson likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:28 AM
  22. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    IF you're going to use a case, I wouldn't bother, IF you're happy with your current unit. I don't think it's worth the wait, personally. But only you can make that decision. The gold, to me, is a novelty and I think the novelty will eventually wear off.
    Your justification is do valid. I feel this gold iPhone is just ( as you say) a novelty. I have a feeling when it comes out to the masses it will be dull and everyone will have it. Maybe your right.
    09-25-2013 09:29 AM
  23. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    You'll know when you get a shipping date emailed to you (or via the status page). As far as store stock, there's no way of knowing, even the employees at the store claim they don't know what models are coming in and how many...
    Thanks for the heads up. I was thinking maybe the fastest way of getting the phone is returning at at apple then asking if they can hold one for me as soon as they received stock. It could be a faster way you recon? Than doing it over the website which is set for a delivery date for late October.
    sajid ayub likes this.
    09-25-2013 09:31 AM
  24. Sekelani Zwambila's Avatar
    I agree. I actually always buy the black so people DON'T know I always have the new one. I don't want people thinking I foolishly buy the latest iphone every year. I'm supposed to be an adult... LOL
    Lol. Good reasoning. I'm just a nerd that loves technology in all varieties.
    09-25-2013 09:32 AM
  25. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I have a Nike avatar because it's my favorite brand my choice, not because Phil Knight tells me it should be. The products for my needs are the best. I don't get them for the status symbol of it...

    No **** it's his money it's all our money we can do what we want with it. If you want something literally to show off that you have it because other people don't then that's silly to me. I ordered a gold because I wanted a white phone since I've had a black 5 and I actually liked how the gold turned out. I'm not getting it to "show off" because I think that's high schoolish...you're clearly missing the point trying to be made.

    All in all you should get what you want for whatever reason it is. IMO if that reason is because you want to be cool then it's silly.
    For YOUR needs. You buy nike because its your FAVORITE brand of clothes. These are choices bud, no more or less legitimate than his desire to own the iPhone because it's gold and, for the time being, a sort of "status symbol" (if he choose to view it as such). You're sitting there blasting him about it, when you're guilty of the same thing...pot calling the kettle black is the old saying.

    You keep saying it's "silly" to you...you're one opinion. I think it's silly to buy overpriced Nike crap that is out performed in every way by other products for half the price, and I know for a fact (since I've been guilty of it myself) that Nike, as a whole, is a company driven by it's brand name, and not because of it's functionality...if people wanted the top tier product based on how it actually works for them, nobody would buy Nike stuff...I have Nike products myself, none of which were bought for any other reason than visual appeal.

    Bottom line...and I say this again, who are you to tell a person what is a legitimate reason for them to spend their money? He could be buying the iPhone because he likes the way the box texture feels, and his reasoning would be perfectly legitimate, and just as realistic as your own.
    09-25-2013 09:34 AM
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