when he is to show up at the nearby Apple Store to complete the purchase.
Reservations started on Tuesday and within two hours, the Gold version of the iPhone 5s was sold out in the Sanlitun, Xidan Joy City, and Wangfujing Apple Stores. The latest report says that only the 16GB Space Gray model is left for reservations in Beijing and in Hong Kong. Both the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c were up for reservations starting Tuesday with in-store pick up scheduled for September 20th. The latter is the same day that both new models will be released in the U.S.
China is expected to be a big market for Apple in 2013-2014, especially if an alleged deal with China Mobile is announced. The world's largest carrier has not officially had the Apple iPhone on its roster due to the carrier's proprietary network. But that is expected to change this year and analysts expect the deal with China Mobile and one with NTT DoCoMo to lead to 35 million units in additional sales in 2014. If this all comes about, Apple's board might want to consider raising the dividend.