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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:38 AM   #51
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Every iPhone was black for me until the 5. The aluminum sides with a polished bevel is dead sexy.

I also like the all black look but I'm glad I went with white thi time around.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:43 AM   #52
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I was going to get the Black one, as I thought it was better looking, but after seeing all the pictures with the scratches, I opted for the white one.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 09:52 AM   #53
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I'm ordering the white for a few reasons...

- I've always had a black phone and was looking for a change
- Posts suggest that the scratches on the back of the black phone are more apparent than those on the white model
- I will have a case on the phone, and with any sheer/semi-sheer case, the color will appear much more vibrant on the white background of the phone than on the black..

but in reality, it's all about personal preference.. perhaps even head to an apple store or retailer to see for yourself which you like in person!

Hope this helps!
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:04 AM   #54
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Caseless and inside, the white looks great.
Outdoors not so sure...
I find the white top an bottom trim quite bright / distracting in the car or outside.

Surprised how plain / flat the black one looks, not the usual Apple design.

Maybe the black would have been better with unpainted sides and back.


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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:11 AM   #55
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Caseless and inside, the white looks great.
Outdoors not so sure...
I find the white top an bottom trim quite bright in the car or outside.

Surprised how plain / flat the black one looks, not the usual Apple design.

Maybe the black would have been better with unpainted sides and back.

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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:13 AM   #56
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should have made a poll.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:26 AM   #57
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I went with the white after having a black 3G and a black 4. I like.

The aluminum look is sweet.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:14 AM   #58
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i ordered the black iphone 5 because the black in apple.com looks slick!

but after i received the iPhone, especially with smudges on the screen and the black bezel, it doesnt look as luxury as the white i saw in the store.

the white has no smudges on the bezel, it looks clean anytime. and the shiny edge bevel is really amazing while the black's edge is not as shiny.

im switching to white
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:37 AM   #59
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I have a Black 4S and I tend to choose everything Black, but the White iPhone 5 looks so much better than the Black. IMO. The contrast of the white and silver looks strikingly irresistible than the bland contrast on the black. Again, just my opinion.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 02:48 AM   #60
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I got the white, but the Black model is being delivered to me this morning, so I can make up my mind. I want to see both in person, and play around with them a little before I send one of them back.

I think the black looks slick and classy
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 05:13 AM   #61
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I was looking at the website day in and day out trying to decide, and I seemed set on the black. I went into a store which had only black demo units, and I was all set to go home and order black when I checked another store and saw both side by side. The white just gleams, it was definitely not what I was expecting. White for me without a doubt.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 05:51 AM   #62
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Once you go white youre always right.

No but seriously - I like my white. Its a speed demon and one h3ll of a jewel.


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Old Oct 1, 2012, 05:55 AM   #63
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I chose Black.
Things like dirt are more visible on the White, especially I have sweaty palms.
So it's all down the personal preferences...
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 05:55 AM   #64
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White iPhone 4 missed black so had to do it this time around..
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 06:05 AM   #65
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Missed black? What are you trying to say? That the 4 and 4S had "black" in it?
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 06:56 AM   #66
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Missed black? What are you trying to say? That the 4 and 4S had "black" in it?
Ah no.

I use to own a black iPhone before the 4. 4 was white thus why missed having a black iPhone again. Didn't think my post was that complicated
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:06 AM   #67
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Black 4 sure ;-). Can't beat the classic, sleek, elegant look of the black. I also like how the top and bottom panels disappear in the back ground and all you see is the screen which makes the colors pop. On the other hand my mom got a white iPhone 5 although I tried to convince her to get the black which proves everybody has different taste.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:13 AM   #68
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Black 4 sure ;-). Can't beat the classic, sleek, elegant look of the black. I also like how the top and bottom panels disappear in the back ground and all you see is the screen which makes the colors pop. On the other hand my mom got a white iPhone 5 although I tried to convince her to get the black which proves everybody has different taste.
It's like Darth Vadar VS Luke Skywalker.

Choose a side of the force.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:28 AM   #69
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It's like Darth Vadar VS Luke Skywalker.

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Old Oct 1, 2012, 07:52 AM   #71
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The black one, looks amazing!

As for the white one I think it's absolutely horrible, much prefer my white 4S.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 11:48 AM   #72
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I pre-ordered the white 32gb Verizon, when I went to buy a case at the verizon store I saw it,,,,, the black iPhone 5 !!!!!!!!!!!!! I sold my white iPhone 5 for $900 and paid $749 plus tax and drove all the way from NYC to bridgewater nj to pick up the black 32gb iPhone 5. And it looks amazing!!!

I have had the the white iPhone 4 on launch 4-28-11, then my wife bought me the 4s in white for Christmas 2011, so maybe 17 months of white iPhone made me tired of it, but.... I am very well pleased with the black and slate version. Thanks for reading.
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Old Oct 1, 2012, 11:48 AM   #73
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It's like Darth Vadar VS Luke Skywalker.

Choose a side of the force.
And I did just that. Black model came this morning from Apple. Shipped direct from China. Week 37 model, flawless.

No problems here. Glad I swapped it for the white. Although I wish I could keep the both of them with me, one has to go back tomorrow.

Seeing both the black and white next to each other in person really makes the choice easier. Black all the way!
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 03:51 PM   #74
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Black

iPhone 4/4S - Definitely white
iPhone 5 - The white doesn't seem to impress me as much as the black so definitely black for sure. Plus the sensor that is seen on the white just ruins it.
My nan got the white and on the screen, she couldn't which one was the sensor and which was the camera.
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Old Nov 4, 2012, 04:30 PM   #75
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My 4 was black and I got a black 5. I got the 4 close to when it was launched so a white wasn't available, but I do think the 4 looks better in white...something about the white glass and the silver banding makes it look really cool, and funnily I think the black of the light sensor, front camera, and the earpiece against the white front on that phone makes it look awesome! But for the 5 I never liked the white version...I personally didn't like the two-tone back and on the white one it looks more "cheap" to me. So I stuck with black. I miss having a silver band though.
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