Rene Ritchie on the lack of gold iPhones:
We haven’t heard of non-Apple retailers having many, if any gold stock either.
The Verizon store I went to didn’t get any and by the time I arrived they only had space metal gray. I didn’t get the full story, but the couple next to me was getting a Galaxy S4 because they couldn’t get a gold or white iPhone in the capacity they wanted at either the Apple Store or Verizon and they wanted a phone today.
If you’re curious (or even if you’re not), I got a 16 GB gray iPhone 5s. I got a 4 GB original iPhone so I’m used to paring down my stuff to fit.