iPhone 5S reservations almost sold out in Beijing, Hong Kong
Reservations for most flavors of the 5S have already been snagged soon
after going live, with only the 16GB space gray version still available.
Reservations for the unlocked version of Apple’s iPhone 5S just went live in China, and most of them are already sold out.
The gold iPhone 5S has proven one of the hottest editions, according to a report from Chinese news site Sina Tech. Reservations for that model sold out at two Apple stores in Beijing just a couple of hours after they launched on Tuesday, September 17, local Beijing time, noted AppleInsider.
As of now, only reservations for the unlocked 16GB space gray
iPhone 5s appear to still be up for grabs in Beijing and Hong Kong.
Reservations are slightly different from preorders. A reservation
doesn’t require any money up front but does promise you a spot at your
local Apple store where you can pay for and pick up your phone. Apple
set up the reservation system for Chinese consumers to smack down
scalpers who buy up supplies of a new phone and then resell them at a
iPhone 5C and 5S will hit store shelves in China, the US, and a host of other countries starting this Friday.