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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, 12:17 AM   #8
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Black, you know why? Because white is for girls. Once you go black, you don't look back.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:19 AM   #9
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Black will make the screen look bigger. Optical illusion.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:40 AM   #10
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Black, you know why? Because white is for girls.
Oh, joy, this again

I have a white one, simply because I think that it looks nicer. The black looks nice as well though; you should go to the store and check them both out; see which one works for you.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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White because it has a metallic back and chrome bezels.

The black has a rubberized back and attracts lots of fingerprints that are hard to rub off.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:51 AM   #12
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White because it has a metallic back and chrome bezels.

The black has a rubberized back and attracts lots of fingerprints that are hard to rub off.
Rubberized? I don't think that is correct
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Get the one you like the looks of because there are valid reasons why each color is the best.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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I prefer the white...I think it looks better.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 10:20 AM   #15
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Black looks better, but if that denting/scratching thing is true I would go white.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:32 PM   #16
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White because it has a metallic back and chrome bezels.

The black has a rubberized back and attracts lots of fingerprints that are hard to rub off.
Rubberized? Are your hands feeling okay?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 02:34 PM   #17
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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 11, 2013, 02:53 PM   #18
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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   #19
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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, 01:13 PM   #20
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Black, you know why? Because white is for girls.
Not true. And even if it was it wouldn't work cause us ladies know that it's totally unfashionable to carry a white ipad after Labor Day. But black is year around.

Not to mention that black is more slimming
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 01:17 PM   #21
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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, 06:20 PM   #22
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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 13, 2013, 06:24 PM   #23
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white.
i like the chrome, really reflected chamfer on the edge of the screen. on the black model, this is muted.
also, the fact that the whole ipad is 1 tone - black, seems kind of boring and too plain for me.
I am a fan of the white iphone 5 too. but for the iphone 4s, and the ipad 4, i prefer the dual tone of metallic and black. like the macbook pros too
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 09:37 PM   #24
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I like the white.

Just a personal preference of mine. I always prefer white for my Apple products.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 10:20 PM   #25
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