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Old Mar 8, 2012, 09:03 AM   #26
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I had a black iPad 1 (obviously) and a white iPad 2 to mix things up. I also have a white iPhone 4S. I really do love the white iDevices, but I felt compelled to get the new iPad in black.

With the display being the focus of the device, I did not want ANYTHING (I am an OCD videophile) to distract from the quality of the display. I can truthfully say that the white bezel did look awkward at times (other times it looked great). In this case, I just want this device to be a gorgeous display and I find that the black bezel tends to "disappear" better when you are holding it.

I'll probably just end up alternating every year, but change is good
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 09:05 AM   #27
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Xanthos' pictures just convinced me. I will never get any white ipad or iphone. Thank you Xanthos
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 09:13 AM   #28
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You're welcome.

I was so torn between the 2 choices that I skipped dinner to do my research. Even after changing my order, I wasn't really sure. But now, Manilae and you have convinced me that I made the right choice.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:32 PM   #29
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Hey guys, I know I am late to party with this thread but I find myself facing the same problem as all of you did. I've read a lot of the pros and cons about white vs black bezel but still nothing is any clearer in terms of making a decision.
I am in uni and would use my iPad for uni work and also for watching videos. So my question to you because you've a'll had your iPads a considerable length of time, do you regret the colour you chose and what are the problems associated?
Any response is appreciated believe you me.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:38 PM   #30
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Hey guys, I know I am late to party with this thread but I find myself facing the same problem as all of you did. I've read a lot of the pros and cons about white vs black bezel but still nothing is any clearer in terms of making a decision.
I am in uni and would use my iPad for uni work and also for watching videos. So my question to you because you've a'll had your iPads a considerable length of time, do you regret the colour you chose and what are the problems associated?
Any response is appreciated believe you me.

I have the white for several months now and no regrets at all. It's not distracting and quite beautiful IMO compared to the black which I find a bit dull now in comparison. Though really any way you go you really cannot lose since the ipad in general is quite remarkable.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 12:55 PM   #31
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My iPhone 3G and 3GS were both black, but since then, my iPhone 4S is white, the iPad 2 I had loaned from work about a year ago was white, the iPad 4 I have on order is white, and I plan to get the next generation iPhone in white next year.

I didn't mind the black 3G/3GS, but since then, I've grown to love white Apple products. To me, it looks sleek and it masks dust and fingerprints very well. I also do a ton of web browsing so the screen and bezel blend in just fine. Even when I watch movies, I have never been distracted by the white bezel. It also looks nice next to my MacBook Pro.

While I agree that black tends to look more professional, it all comes down to personal preference. To each their own. The color of your iDevice says nothing about you as a person, and isn't something that any normal person would read into too much. Maybe the only reason I got sick of white for a period of time was that everyone and their mother got a white iPhone 4S, but even then, I got over it quickly.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 02:57 PM   #32
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White. I like the contrast.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:01 AM   #33
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All black just looks so outdated and drab, and always dirty. The white looks clean, modern and doesn't make the screen seem so small and enclosed.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:08 AM   #34
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I find white works best for a variety of task like surfing, email, books, magazines, etc, but if all you do is watch videos then get the black.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 11:22 AM   #35
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I've handled the black bezel and currenly have the white bezel on my iPhone 4 and iPad mini. I personally don't find the white bezel distracting at all. I could understand how one might think that white is distracting, but it has never bothered me when watching videos.

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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:18 PM   #36
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I've always loved the white iPad. I owned the iPad 1 but not 2.

So when the Apple Store opened after the media event, I went straight for the white one.

12 hours and a good sleep later, I called Apple to change my order to black.

I did some research and compared pictures. And after changing my order, I went to the nearest mall to check out both colours and I'm glad I made the switch.

I figured, I love the white one because it's aesthetically beautiful. But I'll probably get sick of it in a month. Practically, the black one is the way to go. As many articles on tech blogs stated, there's a reason why televisions have black frames.

I'll probably envy those with the white iPad whenever I see them on the street, but I rather be envious than having buyer's remorse.

Anyway, during my research, these are the 2 pictures that sealed the deal for me.
Pictures are deceptive. Try expanding both pictures to fill the screens, and try different lighting situations. As a user of both the pictures just don't match real life use.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:35 PM   #37
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My iPad and iPhone are both white and I love them. ^.^ I'm just a fan of white in general. I think that it looks more clean, and I just think that everything in white looks nicer. I don't really watch movies on either device, so I've never really had an issue with the contrast.
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Old Nov 25, 2012, 02:58 PM   #38
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I like how the colors of my 13" MBP, Thunderbolt Display, two iPads and iPhone go together. That's my opinion anyway. It all goes together nice. :3

Plus black's my favorite color. D:
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