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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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iPad mini black or white?

Tell me which one you prefer and why
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:45 PM   #2
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Black.

Got more of a sleek look to it compared to the white. I also feel the black aluminium is a fresh new look compared to the standard silver aluminium on the white model.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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Black.

Just because.

Seriously, for those kind of decisions there are no "whys". There might be one or another that state stuff like scratches, etc... But in the end it all falls to personal choice.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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I also prefer black.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:02 PM   #5
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White and silver. I don't get that there is a reason that the black coatings should be scuffing and chipping. I have many aluminum woodworking tools anodized black. Yes, some stored in fancy foam protected layout sets, but others piled in a toolbox. No chips or even scuffs. It is not as if it is a new process.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:14 PM   #6
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I have 3 iPad Mini's in my family. 2 white and 1 black. I like them both, I guess it just depends on your preference. I have the white cause it matches my iPhone 5 & MacBook Pro
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 12:01 AM   #7
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Black looks better, but I went with white because, with the smaller side bezels, it is easier to see when your fingers are on or off the touch screen portion.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:53 PM   #8
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White and silver. I don't get that there is a reason that the black coatings should be scuffing and chipping. I have many aluminum woodworking tools anodized black. Yes, some stored in fancy foam protected layout sets, but others piled in a toolbox. No chips or even scuffs. It is not as if it is a new process.
I've had mine a month, looks like it did out of the box. I think people only get chips and scuffs if they treat it poorly.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:51 AM   #9
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black

I don't care for the white/silver combo.... plus IMO the white is distracting when using the mini.....

the black is just sexy!!!!!!
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 06:20 PM   #10
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I've had mine a month, looks like it did out of the box. I think people only get chips and scuffs if they treat it poorly.
That's nice for you; there was a quite a large number of posts by people complaining about chipping and scuffing or peeling (around the ports esp. I believe) within a week or two despite careful handling, and others who found damage out of the box. I didn't have reason to think they were lying.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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I like the look of the black one, this time, for the sleek look. Even the back of it is all black unlike the white one with the aluminum colored back. My preference, but the unified color attracted me.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:17 PM   #12
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Tell me which one you prefer and why
That's easy. A black one for me, a white one for my wife.

The main benefit? When at home, at a glance, we know which one is which.

The only exception being that hers is five times faster than mine, but that's another story.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:20 PM   #13
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:27 AM   #14
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Hmmmmmmmm

or


Both look great... and I'll be using whichever one I get with the Logitech Ultrathin keyboard.

Decisions decisions
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 12:47 AM   #15
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If you don't want to see pieces of your dandruff then go with white.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:00 AM   #16
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If you don't want to see pieces of your dandruff then go with white.
That's only if you have dandruff.

To the above poster regarding the Logitech, I'd go black since the white keys may get dirty easier than the black version.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 01:38 PM   #17
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Once you go black...
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:15 PM   #18
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Black.

I dislike the white/silver one, but the reasons for that would probably be inappropriate to write here - so I'll let it be. you know what I mean...
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 07:26 PM   #19
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Black.

I dislike the white/silver one, but the reasons for that would probably be inappropriate to write here - so I'll let it be. you know what I mean...
You mean the idiotic idea that the color white is for girls?

If so then you better not ever charge your iPad / iPhone / Macbook since the apple charge is white!

If you do then you're simply a hypocrite!
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You mean the idiotic idea that the color white is for girls?

If so then you better not ever charge your iPad / iPhone / Macbook since the apple charge is white!

If you do then you're simply a hypocrite!
True, lol
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 02:09 AM   #21
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You mean the idiotic idea that the color white is for girls?
I didn't say that, and it ain't my opinion either. I would have been likely to buy one, had it not been for the shiny logo on the back.

I never wear pink shirts either, by the way.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:29 AM   #22
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I have a white one, in a nice little pastel checkered case by Speck.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 03:09 AM   #23
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White/silver combo. Looks much nicer. My preference.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:47 AM   #24
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I returned 2 black pads due to random chips on the bezel.
I finally just went with the white and it's flawless.

I preferred the black, but the scuff chips annoyed the heck out me.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 01:08 PM   #25
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I returned 2 black pads due to random chips on the bezel.
I finally just went with the white and it's flawless.

I preferred the black, but the scuff chips annoyed the heck out me.
Exactly why i went with the white.
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