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iPad mini Black & Slate 155 46.27%
iPad mini White & Silver 139 41.49%
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 05:51 AM   #1
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Lightbulb iPad Mini Black vs White (Black & Slate vs White & Silver)

Hey guys, I am thinking of getting an iPad Mini soon but I'm still debating which color to get. Black iPad mini, gorgeous but fingerprint magnet or a white iPad mini, classy but unprofessional. Voice your thoughts.

iPad Mini Black vs White (Black & Slate vs White & Silver)

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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:04 AM   #2
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I didn't want the fingerprints and went with white. It does not seem unprofessional to me but your choice of covers might make a difference. I will be getting a keyboard cover eventually and that will totally change the look of it. For now I have the very unprofessional green Smart Cover.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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I like both but ended up ordering the black mainly because of the plastic strip for the LTE version. The black strip blends in nicely with the slate black, while the white plastic seems a bit out of place, and potentially gets dirty easily...though hard to tell without seeing it in person.

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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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Found these two pics from the apple site.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:26 AM   #5
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Found these two pics from the apple site.
I like the white version better.

But for the LTE version, the black version looks better. Don't like the look of the back on the white LTE version.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 06:35 AM   #6
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I just like white, even though I'm Asian :P
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 07:58 AM   #7
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I have black and it is a fingerprint magnet. Yesterday I installed a Wrapsol back skin, which is clear matte finish. IMO, it looks better than the original finish and eliminates fingerprints all while protecting from scratches. I love their back skins, but don't use their screen protectors.

If you like the black better you could go this route. I like the black much better than the silver and white combo.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:01 AM   #8
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Black for me cuz i got the black iphone 5!
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:02 AM   #9
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The white for the wifi and the black for the LTE. The white antenna band just doesn't flow.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:10 AM   #10
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Preordered black, then saw them in person and changed my mind and decided to buy the white. Much nicer IMO.

Have decided to give the black away as a gift, the person getting the black one will be very happy with it as well, having commented from pictures that they like the black.

Everyone has their own taste.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 08:18 AM   #11
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I'm always a fan of the white version of Apple products, but this time I went with the black/slate one. I had all intentions of purchasing the white mini, but once I saw them both in person I thought the black looked MUCH sleeker and appealing. The back is very stealthy and I love that with the black bezels around the screen the display kind of melts into the borders, it's cool.
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Old Nov 6, 2012, 10:09 AM   #12
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We got one black and one white to differentiate them. But now I have regrets. I know white was popular back when it was a unique color but nowadays it just looks so ordinary while the black with a black back looks so classy. Also, on the white iPhone when the beveled edges capture the light and it looks really slick but on the big tablet the shiny edges looks kinda ugly and cheap. So my preference heavily leans toward black.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 03:08 PM   #13
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Thumbs down ipad mini white antena gets dirty

I have iPad mini cellular WHITE with the antena like for 4days and it gets VERY DIRTY!!! i have it in clean enviroment i havent even been with it out from the apartment.
The areas that gets dirty its the white plastic antena on the top rear and the top plug fot the jack. It gets like yellow dirty form normal clean hands when you are gaming or holding horizontal.
For me it is VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 03:10 PM   #14
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I have iPad mini cellular WHITE with the antena like for 4days and it gets VERY DIRTY!!! i have it in clean enviroment i havent even been with it out from the apartment.
The areas that gets dirty its the white plastic antena on the top rear and the top plug fot the jack. It gets like yellow dirty form normal clean hands when you are gaming or holding horizontal.
For me it is VERY VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!
This is why I went with the black one. I had the black Wi-Fi so when I went to get an LTE model, I checked out the white version and this was the first thing that came to mind. Not only that, but I don't like how it stands out on the back so much. The black one blends in with the device so much better.
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Old Jan 8, 2013, 03:48 PM   #15
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I prefer the black version and I love turtles.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 05:29 AM   #16
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White!

I got white because all my other iOS devices are black.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 08:10 AM   #17
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i ordered both a black and white 16gb wifi. i had a white ipad 2 a year back so thouught i'd try the black this time round...but got the white too just in case

comparing side by side, the display is cleaner and sharper and the whites 'crisper' on the white mini. on the black unit, the whites were just a bit 'duller' and the screen a touch yellowish. both units have a touch of backlight bleed at the very bottom but there is just a little more of it on the black unit. guess that is luck of the draw when a number of different manufacturers do the displays for apple.

anyhow i'm keeping the white and very happy with it too i also ordered a apple grey smart cover but this is going back too. quality is way down compared to the apple smart covers for the ipad 2

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 04:34 PM   #18
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I went with the white mini.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:11 PM   #19
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I chose the black/slate because I didn't care for the bright shiny edge around the front of the white/silver one.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 07:18 PM   #20
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I got a white one a few days ago. It's great. Was going to get the black one to match my phone, but glad I didn't. Makes a nice change, lol.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 05:43 AM   #21
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White

I think I will go with the white version on every ipad model because I feel that white looks better and more fancy than the black one. The black one is very easy to get bored of your ipad. White is not a distraction for me anyway.
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Old Apr 5, 2013, 09:13 AM   #22
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Black & Silver...

I would like to see a black frontside and silver backside, that would be so cool...
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Old May 26, 2013, 11:24 AM   #23
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I've always had black phones, iPads, and MacBook... I had a black LTE mini but gave it to my wife. I just picked up a white mini which goes nicely with my white iPhone 5 and Mac Book Air and even my Apple mouse. A bit anal I know.
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Old Jun 26, 2013, 09:17 AM   #24
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Black. I like my devices to disappear as much as possible. It's all about the content and apps. The black/slate happens to look pretty awesome though.
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