Either by gross under estimation or strategic design, stores across the United States quickly ran out of the gold-toned iPhone 5s hours after the model’s release on Friday, sparking off a frenzy that may well translate into rich pickings in the two markets Apple wants a bite of – China and India. After all, it is no secret that the
two of the world’s hottest economies are gold crazy.
Apple’s original idea was to get a big bite of this Samsung-dominated market with a cheaper version of the iPhone, the 5c, which comes in five colors – white, pink, yellow, blue, and green. Instead, it might as well strike gold with the higher priced 5s, particularly the gold-finish model that was snapped up from stores at a faster rate than other models.