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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:27 PM   #1
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Would you go through the trouble of trading your white iPhone 5 for a black one?

So I actually just got a brand new iPhone 5 two days ago due to a faulty lock button and tried to see if I could trade it for a black one in the store but they could not

but after comparing both I'm really starting to like the sleekness of the black iPhone 5. I originally chose the white because I had never owned a white iPhone with my previous ones. but now I'm starting to like the black one


should I search around on Craigslist for a black one and risk having a not as good condition as my new iPhone now? or would you just stick with the white.

I'm really sort of set on the black now though what other options are there?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:34 PM   #2
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I'm in the same position - always had black and when to white for the 5, just to change it up. Now I miss the black, which is what I'll get whenever I upgrade again. But not gonna bother trying to trade for the current generation; it's not that big of a deal to me.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:35 PM   #3
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I have been having the same thoughts go through my head. I got the white iPhone because it matches my MBA and iPad, but I would trade for a black on in a heartbeat if it didn't. I don't know why, but having a silver iPad (silver/white) and MacBook with a black iPhone just doesnt sit well with me. I don't like things not matching make life much harder

edit: Black anodized MBA, iPad, and iPhone would be amazing and I would buy all three the second they hit the market! The only one left to go black is the MBA (assuming the next iPad comes in the same color options as the current iPad mini)
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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Nope because I own both colors
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:43 PM   #5
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I bought a white 5 launch day for the first time. I always bought black but decided to change it up.

I missed the black so I found a guy on CL and did a straight swap. It took a couple weeks to find one that was mint like my white. But I'm happy now with the black.

White is nice but just not my preference.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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I have both color iphones, black seems to look better to me.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:00 PM   #7
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found a guy on cl. what do you think. it's not in perfect condition.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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here is the front
If yours is mint, make a deal for some cash on top.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:10 PM   #10
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If yours is mint, make a deal for some cash on top.
already tried that he said he'd rather not
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:13 PM   #11
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already tried that he said he'd rather not
Meh, it's up to you then. If you really want a black and can live with the scuffs, go for it. You'll be taking a loss obviously. Personally, I'd wait for the right person to come along that can either give cash on top or trade a mint black one.

Good luck.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:14 PM   #12
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I'd wait for a cleaner one. There are SO many iPhones out there. I trade on CL a lot, trust me, it's worth the wait.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:15 PM   #13
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Just be aware buying used, is very, very risky.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:17 PM   #14
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Also, only do the trade at a corporate carrier store. It's super safe that way. That's the only way I ever meet people.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:21 PM   #15
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Wait for the next generation iPhone. Apple will most likely have learnt and corrected the scuffing scandal of the black iPhone 5.

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:33 PM   #16
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I would have made the right decision at first buddy, but I'm sure you can find someone here on the forum who may also want to swop.

Black is the best colour
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:48 PM   #17
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It's just a color, I would definitely keep the white over a craigslisted black.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:02 PM   #18
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Nope

Gorrila black would make the white iPhone better AND black

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:06 PM   #19
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Would not swap a phone on CL, there could be something wrong with the other phone that you cant immediately tell. Too risky.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:07 PM   #20
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Hell no. I'd buy a white iPhone. I like the silver aluminium and it doesn't scratch off to reveal other colors underneath
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:26 PM   #21
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I have white iPhone5, iPad2 and iPad Mini. Had it for the iPhone4, too. Prior to that, all my phones were black. I really like the white, but the bottom line is that you will likely have a case on your phone and not much of the original color will show. So, to me, it's not a big deal.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:35 PM   #22
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found a guy on cl. what do you think. it's not in perfect condition.
If you insist on getting a used black iP5, at least find one that has been in a case. A scuffed up black phone looks much worse than a white one. Forget that one.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:39 PM   #23
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Definitely too scuffed up! Pass!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:45 PM   #24
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Just keep your white one

You can get a different color when the next one comes out. Or sell your and buy a new iPhone 5 black. Too risky to trade unless you know the person well.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:56 PM   #25
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so i got another offer this time someone wanting to trade their 64 gig black iPhone 5. they say that the volume down button does not work but that they have a 1 year warranty on it. how can i confirm such? is this likely the case? will i be able to just walk it into apple and get a new iPhone?
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