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Gold iPhone 5S goes for $10,000 on eBay

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The new gold-colour iPhone 5S is hot property right now, leading to one example fetching a staggering $10,000 through online retailer eBay.

When Apple's latest flagship smartphone launched on Friday, supplies of all three colours swiftly ran out. In particular, there seemed to be strictly limited numbers of the gold iPhone 5S available despite being in huge demand.

It's claimed that the gold iPhone 5S has been the most popular colour at pre-order, which has reportedly led to Apple asking its suppliers to ramp up production of the gaudy new tone. The company has evidently been caught by surprise by the popularity of the gold model.

This has resulted in one recent eBay auction for the champagne-coloured iPhone ending with a $10,100 winning bid. The 'lucky' recipient was a user in Connecticut.

It seems that on the final day of bidding, the 16GB iPhone in question (that's right, it wasn't even the top 64GB model) was set to go for around $2,500 - a still not-inconsiderable fee for a $649 smartphone. However, one bidder raised the stakes by slapping down a $10,000 bid, only to be pipped by $100 at the last through a second high-bidder.

One possible reason for the gold iPhone 5S's popularity could be the fact that the other colours, 'Space Grey' and 'Silver,' are inherently similar to those on offer for the similarly shaped iPhone 5. Gold is something new entirely, and it lets show-offy types demonstrate that they're carrying the latest and greatest Apple phone.

Another is that the gold iPhone 5S is actually surprisingly good-looking, and not quite the tacky abomination many had expected.

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Via: Business Insider

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