A gold-coloured iPhone 5S has sold on eBay for $10,100 (£6,318) – more than the retail price of an actual gold-plated smartphone.
The gold version of Apple’s iPhone 5S, which also comes in silver and space grey, was highly sought after when the device went on sale last Friday.
An eBay user went to extreme lengths to get their hands on a 16GB version of the gold smartphone by bidding almost 12 times the retail price with a last-second bid that trumped the previous highest amount by $100 after it jumped from $2,500.
Gold iPhones have regularly been selling on eBay for around that latter amount since it went on sale, but this is understood to be the most expensive single purchase of a 5S.
Apple has revealed it sold 9million iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C models in the three days since their launch.
It is however facing accusations that its much-hyped Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the 5S can be hacked easily, and even unlocked with a person’s nipple.