The gold-coloured model, touted to be 'as rare as hen's teeth' by a customer, has been pushed for October shipping by the tech giant's online store.
Although, the silver and gray models will ship in seven to 10 days in the US, the Apple site does not give precise date for the gold models, CBS News reports.
The report said that in Europe, shipments of all three colors were pushed into October by midday.
This is the first time that the tech giant has announced smartphones in colours other than the standard black or white and also the first time that the company has launched a low-cost alternative.
The iPhone5S, which was not offered for presale, sells for 199 dollars for 16GB, 299 dollars for 32GB, or 399 dollars for 64GB if buying with a contract, the report added.
--ANI (Posted on 21-09-2013)