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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:29 PM   #1
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iPhone 5: Black or White? Which one shows scratches/stains the most?

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:31 PM   #2
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:33 PM   #3
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:34 PM   #5
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I don't know what kind of stains you expect getting on your phone but...

Black will show scratches more, especially if you nick it, as I'm sure the raw aluminium underneath will be exposed.

White will show dirt buildup easier (especially around the home button), but it is nothing that can't be cleaned.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:36 PM   #7
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I don't know what kind of stains you expect getting on your phone but...

Black will show scratches more, especially if you nick it, as I'm sure the raw aluminium underneath will be exposed.

White will show dirt buildup easier (especially around the home button), but it is nothing that can't be cleaned.
Is there no raw aluminium underneath the white as well?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:37 PM   #8
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Black will show more scratches, white will show more dirt.
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Is there no raw aluminium underneath the white as well?
Well it wouldn't be as noticeable as it would still be silver.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:38 PM   #10
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You hardly ever look at the back so on the front white will hide fingerprints and smudges the best.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:39 PM   #11
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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Thanks; it seems like a no-brainer, then...white is the best choice in that regard.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:39 PM   #13
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Slate will show silver under the anodized part. Silver hides them much, much better.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:39 PM   #14
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black slate with black alum/matte band. INSANE. CANT WAIT. I have had white since iphone 4s. The black just imo looked so much better then the white i5. Cant wait to get my black stealth bomber haha.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:40 PM   #15
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I hope those of you answering "black" mean that the black model shows MORE STAINS/SCRATCHES, right? And NOT that black is the best choice..!

Sorry if my question wasn't that clear...
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I hope those of you answering "black" mean that the black model shows MORE STAINS/SCRATCHES, right? And NOT that black is the best choice..!

Sorry if my question wasn't that clear...
If the below post is to be any indication, I only think they read part of the thread title:

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black slate with black alum/matte band. INSANE. CANT WAIT. I have had white since iphone 4. The black just imo looked so much better then the white i5. Cant wait to get my black stealth bomber haha.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:45 PM   #18
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Black will show more scratches/stains/fingerprints/etc. and look worse over time. Big reason I went with white.
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Black will show more scratches/stains/fingerprints/etc. and look worse over time. Big reason I went with white.

not true. took care of my black iphone 4 before i went 4s for a year and never showed scratches. Well check back a year from now and see whos right lol!!!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:48 PM   #20
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Black will show more scratches/stains/fingerprints/etc. and look worse over time. Big reason I went with white.
Thanks for the clear feedback - I think I will go with the white then (just like my New iPad). My wife's advice is the same.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:51 PM   #21
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black FTW. I hope those who get white enjoy it as well!!!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:51 PM   #22
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I hope those of you answering "black" mean that the black model shows MORE STAINS/SCRATCHES, right? And NOT that black is the best choice..!

Sorry if my question wasn't that clear...

I meant the black shows more scratches and stains etc.

I purchased the white, I did have a black 3Gs but the black finish drove me nuts. So it's been white ever since

You should do a poll in this thread, insert one above your post
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:53 PM   #23
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This has been discussed to death !

Are people just thinking hmmm what thread topic can I resurrect because a new iPhone is being released !
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 03:54 PM   #24
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Black/Slate shows scratches more prominently.

Silver/White will show stains more prominently.

Either way, blemishes will show up.
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I meant the black shows more scratches and stains etc.

I purchased the white, I did have a black 3Gs but the black finish drove me nuts. So it's been white ever since

You should do a poll in this thread, insert one above your post
Done, thanks.
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