There is a huge demand for the gold iPhone 5S, and it makes shopping for this particular model difficult. For those who want to shop for the new gold phone at an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) retail store, but are afraid of disappointment, there is something for you.

Apple Gold iphone 5s

Gold iPhone 5S stock checking app

iPhone-Check is a useful online tool that was developed by Mordy Tikotzky that allows users to find out if the gold iPhone (or silver or gray versions) are available in or near your area. This tool uses store.apple.com for the most current info. Green indicates availability, while red indicates the opposite. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5S in gold is still sold out in most stores.

The Huffington Post elaborates, “After playing around with the tool for just a few minutes, you’ll see that your chances of finding a gold iPhone 5S are slim at this point. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since some people waited in line for weeks outside of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stores and still couldn’t get their hands on a gold-colored model. The “space gray” 5S seems to be the easiest one to find right now.”

iPhone trade-in program

It’s also important to point out that the Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Store isn’t the only place you can purchase iPhones. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) and other stores are offering a discount to those who are willing to trade-in a used iPhone. If you’re willing to pay a large sum, you can also purchase the new iPhone on eBay. Hopefully, after the demand wanes a little, the gold iPhone 5S will be available for purchase. For those who want the new iPhone, and don’t mind plastic colored phones, the iPhone 5C is available. This phone is considered a relative bargain starting at $99 with a two-year contract. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) smartphones are still one of the leaders in the market.