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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:04 PM   #51
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I always wondered, what make a white iPhone white?
They can't jump or dance
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:07 PM   #52
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On the back of the glass? It looks like something is behind the glass though not just painted on the back.

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:24 PM   #53
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From apples job creation page. I Think we can make an educated guess here
If so, then why would it not be listed on the gorilla glass page?
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:28 PM   #54
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If so, then why would it not be listed on the gorilla glass page?
It's a free country.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:31 PM   #55
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If so, then why would it not be listed on the gorilla glass page?
For the same reason Apple doesn't like to list the processor speed or ram amount. Apple is not into specs.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:49 PM   #56
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Seeing as the downvote button is gone. I had to make my own.

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Old Feb 2, 2013, 06:57 PM   #57
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:59 PM   #58
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The plastic underneath the glass is painted with a colour that reflects all wavelengths of visible light. Conversely, black absorbs all wavelengths of visible light.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 08:48 PM   #59
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The plastic underneath the glass is painted with a colour that reflects all wavelengths of visible light. Conversely, black absorbs all wavelengths of visible light.
I think it's fascinating. If you have the iPhone 5, the white on the front vs the white on the back are two different whites. Yet white iPhone never get dirty. Even if you smeared dirt on it, it wouldn't get dirty.
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Funny funny.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:22 PM   #62
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Clever troll is clever.
I'm sorry, were you trying to make a point?
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:24 PM   #63
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I'm sorry, were you trying to make a point?
Yes you are a troll trololololol
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:25 PM   #64
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I mean it's not as simple as finding out how other things are white, I mean Apple cables are quite obviously plastic. But the iPhone 5 is neither plastic nor completely glass.

So where does the white come from?
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I think the word troll gets thrown around too often nowadays I mean you just popped into the thread without adding a single ounce of legitimate discussion.

You could be considered the troll
Maybe I am but at least I know how a white iPhone is white!

And way to be a hippocrate.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:32 PM   #66
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Well what really makes it interesting is the fact that the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 are two different whites. Like the iPhone 4 white is quite obviously a single layer.

Yet the iPhone 5 is appears to have a layer underneath. You can see a reflection on the earpiece.
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I mean it's not as simple as finding out how other things are white, I mean Apple cables are quite obviously plastic. But the iPhone 5 is neither plastic nor completely glass.

So where does the white come from?
Holy crap really? THEY USE A WHITE COATING UNDER THE GLASS INSTEAD OF BLACK! What don't you understand!?

Thats like asking how are white cars white, It's simple they paint them white instead of black.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 09:46 PM   #68
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Holy crap really? THEY USE A WHITE COATING UNDER THE GLASS INSTEAD OF BLACK! What don't you understand!?

Thats like asking how are white cars white, It's simple they paint them white instead of black.
Oh. Well now we know.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 10:24 PM   #69
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It's white because the material it's made of reflects all visible colors. Done.
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From apples job creation page. I Think we can make an educated guess here
corning make more than just gorilla glass
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The color (ie. it's not black)
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 07:27 AM   #73
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For the white iPhone 5, the front glass is painted underneath, whereas the rear glass is ceramic (hence white all the way through).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass-ceramic
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