We’ll let our commenters be the judge of that.

The Apple faithful take their iPhones very seriously.

https://twitter.com/biafranqueen/status/381011911782834176

Shoppers lined up hours in advance to get their hands on spankin’ new iPhones today. But the sought-after gold iPhone 5s is in short supply and the shipping date has already been pushed back to October.

iPhone 5s Gold – Sold out on day 1 #apple

A photo posted by Alab Vitug (@alabster) on

Tears!

https://twitter.com/viccpayne/status/380986226461114368

https://twitter.com/HannahShega16/status/381021270034223104

https://twitter.com/RisnaBegum/status/380984268589391872

Not to rub it in, but …

https://twitter.com/gaberivera7/status/381010016930496513

A glimmer of hope?

https://twitter.com/recon001/status/381037171299213313

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  • ObamaFail

    I wonder how many of the people lining up for iphone 5’s are usually spending their time running around with signs saying, “I can’t survive on minimum wage.” Because if you can afford an iphone 5, obviously if you budget and are sensible with your cash, you can survive on a meager salary. My mom took care of 4 kids on a minimum wage job. And that was back when minimum wage was still $5.15 per hour. My dad had low wages, but working with my mom and the two together spending sensibly meant we had a comfortable life. We never lived outside of our means.

    And we still got good birthday gifts and Christmas gifts. Because my parents either put a little aside each check in preparation, OR they used lay-a-way.

    • ObamaFail

      Oooh, a downvote. Someone who doesn’t like the idea of living within your means but can’t dispute how sensible it is to live within your means.

      • http://www.jasontheblock.com Jason Block

        Or they don’t like out-of-left-field straw-man arguments about minimum wage in a humorous article about iPhones, more likely

        • 0bamasnought

          Hey, Jason, I have a 1979 Rally acrylic skateboard, original Thompson trucks and first Gen Urethane wheels.
          You don’t.

          • http://www.jasontheblock.com Jason Block

            This is the greatest reply I’ve ever seen in a comment thread.

    • MarcusFenix

      It’s too bad they don’t use all of the technical wonders of the phone to look for a job. Too much like doing something right.

    • http://www.jasontheblock.com Jason Block

      **STRAW MAN ALERT**

  • ObamaFail

    Oh, and it’s off topic, but I found this picture that adequately explains how libs find a way to blame Republicans for Democrat failed policies. You know, like how Dems running Detroit into the ground is somehow Republicans fault.

  • http://www.cameofilms.com/ Matt de Rojas

    First world problems indeed. I love the Jesus tweet, though…freaking amazing how people think nowadays!

    P.S. I’m not worried. Space Gray is more my color.

    • 0bamasnought

      My HP Journada is Space Grey.
      Runs Gentoo.

      • http://www.cameofilms.com/ Matt de Rojas

        Yeah, good color in general for any phone, if you ask me.

        • 0bamasnought

          Phone?

          Pocket PC.

          • http://www.cameofilms.com/ Matt de Rojas

            Hmm…true, guess that’s what they can really be called now, I suppose :)

          • 0bamasnought

            Actually my Journada was produced in 2001.

          • http://www.cameofilms.com/ Matt de Rojas

            Now THAT’S old. I actually remember the days of the Pocket PC now that you mention it. I was only a kid at the time, so I never had one of my own. But my, how times change.

          • 0bamasnought

            Let me sit down and tell you a story.
            I just have to untie the onions from my belt.

          • http://www.cameofilms.com/ Matt de Rojas

            Haha…sure :)

  • Maxx

    Interesting color choice, gold. An offshoot of yellow, which in turn, is the color of lemmings…..oops, I meant lemons.

    • stuckinIL4now

      And cowards.

  • Night Owl

    I have the best daughter. She says a cell phone is to make a call. She is satisfied with a $9.99 TracFone.

    • Blake Waymire

      I don’t know, I’ll never go back to a regular phone now that I’ve had two Blackberries and two generations of Galaxy S. They’re too genuinely useful. I use mine not just for calls and texts, but GPS, school, quick information retrieval, coupons… as well as various forms of entertainment.

      • Night Owl

        Oh, she has an old Blackberry of mine for all that, she has a Kindle Fire, plus the DS3 has internet access. My point was that she doesn’t care about having the latest new thing.

        • Blake Waymire

          Ah. Got it. Yep, definitely a good girl.

  • ICOYAR

    They will all say the same thing on next year’s model.

    Smartphones are not only ruining handheld gaming (with sh!t like Angry Birds replacing traditional gaming on Nintendo’s and Sony’s systems), but also ruining society, where you are the apparently the bane of society if you do not own one of these things.

  • http://rightontheleftcoast.wordpress.com/ missplace

    What does it matter what color the phone is when you’re just going to put it in a case? I can’t even remember what color mine is.

  • Clayton Grant

    That’s it! I’m applying for the one-way trip to Mars. There HAS to be more intelligent life on that planet!

    • ObamaFail

      Speaking of which, libs say that everything Obama has the government spending money on is important and it’s not good to cut it. But there are millions in taxpayer dollars being wasted to develop a menu of food items that could be eaten on Mars.

      • Clayton Grant

        I hope there’s cake!

        • ObamaFail

          Mars cake, only affordable to the rich elitist liberals. It’ll be served at the White House’s next exclusive party.

          • RblDiver

            Wouldn’t it be Mars Bars? >.>

        • Evil Otto

          The cake is a lie!

      • http://www.jasontheblock.com Jason Block

        Mars is essential to interstellar mining which will be one of our only means of getting precious metals and minerals in a few centuries.

        NASA’s not made up of dumb people.

  • grais

    It’s only gold COLORED !?!?!?

    These must be the same folks who stand in long lines to buy pleather.

    • Bemani Dog

      If you want real gold plating, go to GoldGenie.

  • Bemani Dog

    So how many of these will we see at the next Occupy camp? Probably at least half the people there.

  • John Brock Jr

    So is the only new feature the part that it is Gold or the part that says 5?

  • Evil Otto

    Is there a German word for “hilariously pathetic?”

    Just get a gold case, preferably covered in tacky fake diamonds, drones.

    • MarcusFenix

      Best I got is “schadenfreude”…which works well enough for this situation as well. :)

  • therealguyfaux

    Is there any more proof needed that some people are just irredeemable douchebags who actually worry that people will care what color iphone they have? If I would feel a need to have a particular sort of phone to impress a particular sort of people, tells you something about who it is I hang out with. And they ain’t gonna be worth it, in the long run– neither phones, nor people.

    But these are probably the same people who figure, we’re all dead in the long run anyway, so spend it all now. (Krug the Smug, doing his Best John Maynard Keynes impression.)

    • http://www.jasontheblock.com Jason Block

      Or, I guess, they just might like that color and are feigning disappointment.

      But turning it into a straw man is OK too

      • therealguyfaux

        Speaking of straw men: If you only had a brain!

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg66kwRnOpw

        • http://www.jasontheblock.com Jason Block

          Why is a conservative blog site getting mad about people rampantly wanting a product made by an American company that is actively moving production stateside? Isn’t this like your favorite thing ever?

  • WhoDat

    Most of these people will put some dumb cover on it anyway.

  • Robert M. Finklea

    Bet 85% of the Gold iphones were bought by Persians.

    http://www.southpark.nl/clips/155582/rauf-xerxes

  • RblDiver

    No matter what color it is….it’s still an Apple product. *gag*

    • therantinggeek

      Yep. Completely happy with my Samsung Galaxy S3. Now all that’s left for me to do is to put Cyanogen on it and I’m all set.

  • Marcy Cook

    Oh For The Love of Everything — It’s just a damn phone people. God help you if you have a real crisis in your life.

  • https://twitter.com/Captain_Cy_kun Cy

    I’ll never get why people wait in line to be the first to buy a phone. Especially an iPhone.

    • therantinggeek

      Apple fanboys and fangirls.

  • digitalPimple

    It’s gold. Too bad the case you buy to protect it covers the color.

  • Kawaei

    I will never understand why people need the newest hip technology….