A man who ordered a gold iPhone 5s on the day it went on sale and has still not received it says he is rapidly losing all faith in this life and the world.
And today Robert Wells learned from the Apple website that his phone will be dispatched 'sometime in October' - a statement so excruciatingly vague he had to go and lie down for quite a while.
'I'm really losing heart,' he says from his mother's home in Bromley. 'I know there's been a big demand for the gold iPhone and I guess the Apple guys are doing their upmost, but, let's face it, people still have to go on living.'
Robert says he is now wondering if he will ever hear the courier's footsteps on the garden path and the knock on the door.
'Quite honestly,' he says,'I'm in despair and I guess I've really given up all hope of seeing that iPhone. I just wish now I'd ordered a pink plastic iPhone 5c instead.'