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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:25 AM   #1
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I have a white one, but I regret it..

so i went into the store about a month ago, and bought my iphone 5, i love it. and i went in thinking i wanted black and walked out with white. something about how clean and nice it looked sold me. but i'm starting to regret it, i shouldve gotten the black one. aside from putting a black skin on the phone does anyone have any suggestions on how to remedy this?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:34 AM   #2
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so i went into the store about a month ago, and bought my iphone 5, i love it. and i went in thinking i wanted black and walked out with white. something about how clean and nice it looked sold me. but i'm starting to regret it, i shouldve gotten the black one. aside from putting a black skin on the phone does anyone have any suggestions on how to remedy this?
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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First world problem...seriously, does it really matter? I was on the fence about the color too, but I like both. I went with white because I like the screen bordered with white. Just try some different cases. In the end, the color of your phone does not affect its quality or usability. I'd say get over it.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:40 AM   #5
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:40 AM   #6
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Just remind yourself of how badly the slightest of damage will look on the black one, and the fact that the look of it will be ruined after a drop onto anything rough.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:41 AM   #7
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Trade it with someone who has a black one but thinks they should have gotten a white one. The black ones are chipping a bit on their coloring (I know mine is) and I'm sure there are a lot of owners who wish they got the white one for that reason.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:44 AM   #8
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Trade it with someone who has a black one but thinks they should have gotten a white one. The black ones are chipping a bit on their coloring (I know mine is) and I'm sure there are a lot of owners who wish they got the white one for that reason.
Yeah, I mean, joking aside, isn't it pretty obvious? Your phone is out of the return period, so you can:

Swap it with someone (see above)
Sell it, buy a black one

or do something like some skins, that basically change the face color up, here's a good option:

http://www.icarbons.com/collections/iphone-5
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:44 AM   #9
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Personally, I like the white one better this year. I agree you should try to set up a trade. There are likely a lot of people who wish they got the white.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:38 AM   #10
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thanks, that was clearly very helpful.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:08 PM   #11
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thanks, that was clearly very helpful.
So what, we should help you switch it (which you can't) to have you come back in a month complaining how you should have kept the white? I honestly don't understand people these days.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:57 AM   #12
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:10 PM   #13
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:43 AM   #15
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:56 AM   #16
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so i went into the store about a month ago, and bought my iphone 5, i love it. and i went in thinking i wanted black and walked out with white. something about how clean and nice it looked sold me. but i'm starting to regret it, i shouldve gotten the black one. aside from putting a black skin on the phone does anyone have any suggestions on how to remedy this?
Trust me, you made the best decision. I got the black one on release date about 2 weeks later, the chipping commenced. I SHOULD have gotten the white version. But I had the white 4 and wanted to get the black one so bad...so much for that.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:16 PM   #17
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:32 PM   #18
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The white one is a better buy. When its time to upgrade, you can sell for a better price because it'll look like its in better condition. So just stick with it if you can.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:39 PM   #19
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I believe you have 30 days to return, so if you are short of that return it. As long as you bought it from an Apple Store
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 01:45 PM   #20
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Go into the Apple Store and throw a hissy fit about wanting to swap your white one for a black. If that doesn't work, try Craigslist as others have already stated.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 02:08 PM   #21
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Borrow someone's Golden Retriever and go into an Apple store. Claim you are blind and lonely. State that you had your first visitor in 3 months and you showed them your black iPhone and was STUNNED to hear you had been duped and actually had a white one.

Claim discrimination and all that.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 09:16 AM   #22
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I think the white one is a perfectly fine choice for a girl. Enjoy it !
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:30 PM   #23
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For the first time ever the black iPhone is the better looking one. I always used to get white iPhones but chose to get the black.one this time. That black slate design is beautiful.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:51 PM   #24
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For the first time ever the black iPhone is the better looking one. I always used to get white iPhones but chose to get the black.one this time. That black slate design is beautiful.
I agree with this. The black iPhone 5 is clearly more beautiful than the white one.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:30 PM   #25
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I got the black one I wish I went with the white.
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