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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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White Bezel Distracting For Viewing Movies/TV Shows?

Just curious as I want this concern of mine covered before buying a 4th gen. Thanks in advance for your reply.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:43 PM   #2
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For me yes. very distracting
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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Yep. I originally had a white iPad 3 to match my phone, but found that the white bezel was a lot harder to "disappear" in to when viewing video content or playing games. For this reason, I went with the black iPad mini and love it. I'll probably always have a white iPhone, though. Best of both worlds!
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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My iPhone is white but prefer the iPad in black for the same reasons as above. Ideally visit an Apple store or a retailer who has both colours on display, so you can judge for yourself, after all it is you who is going to be using it.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 03:25 PM   #5
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If you mostly use the ipad for watching videos then yes it can be distracting, but I spend more time reading, emails, and surfing so the screen usually has a light colored or white background. So for me the white iPad is best.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:56 PM   #6
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Depends on the ambient lightning you're in. If its dark then u won't notice it.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 09:30 PM   #7
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I've had the white ipad 3 since it was first released. My ipad 1 and 2 where both black. I would agree that the white does take some getting used to. It doesn't disappear while watching a movie. That's probably why you never see flat screen TV's in white.

I've gotten used to it. I like the white for looks sake. But will probably go back to black when the ipad 5 comes out. Unless of course the bezel is a lot smaller like the mini.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 09:34 PM   #8
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I guess it's different for everyone. I have all white iOS devices and find them fine for anything, including watching movies.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:26 PM   #9
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I guess it's different for everyone. I have all white iOS devices and find them fine for anything, including watching movies.
Agreed. I've never had a problem watching any sort of video in any lighting on my white devices.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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Having come from black iPads and being something of a home theater fanatic, I thought I might be bothered by the white bezel on my iPad. It took about a day to get used to it and now I don't even notice it.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 10:56 PM   #11
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For movies, definitely black bezel.

There's a reason most televisions have a black bezel.

I tried a white iPad for a while, they look great when off and more distinct (though what is distinct these days? Everybody has an iSomething). And for web and email and stuff, the bezel size feels more justified and seamless.

I actually don't mind the big bezel though. I don't want my grip getting in the way of seeing things. For the mini form factor, it seems less an issue.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 12:20 AM   #12
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Agreed. I've never had a problem watching any sort of video in any lighting on my white devices.
White here and no problems either.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 01:49 AM   #13
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Same. White and not distracted at all.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 11:03 AM   #14
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That's probably why you never see flat screen TV's in white.
Samsung uses a white bezel on some of their mid-end models (at least in Europe).
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 05:44 PM   #15
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Samsung uses a white bezel on some of their mid-end models (at least in Europe).
That's cool.. I've never seen any white Flat screens here in the States. That doesn't mean they don't sell them. I have a 47 and a 34 inch Samsung. Both in black.
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Old Mar 16, 2013, 08:15 PM   #16
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I used to have a black iPad. The mini I have now is white. The bezel doesn't bother me.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 11:24 AM   #17
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Switched from a black generation 1 to a white generation 2 and love it. As some others have said, I was aware of the white border when watching movies for about a day, then I became used to it and now it doesn't bother me at all. Overall, I've been very happy with the white iPad and may choose white again for my next one. YMMV.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 11:45 AM   #18
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Just curious as I want this concern of mine covered before buying a 4th gen. Thanks in advance for your reply.
Its not distracting.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:00 PM   #19
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That's cool.. I've never seen any white Flat screens here in the States. That doesn't mean they don't sell them. I have a 47 and a 34 inch Samsung. Both in black.
Actually, it looks quite cheap-ish, but whatever floats your boat. My Samsung TV has a wafer thin metal bezel (high-end 8 series).

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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:45 PM   #20
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I went from black to white just for a change. I figured I would swap it out within a week and go back to black, but actually I got used to it.
In fact, I think the white makes the mini look a bit larger.
I now think black looks boring like every other tablet out there.
The white is a very clean look. No distracting here.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 09:42 AM   #21
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My wife has the white while I have the black. Black is so much more comfortable on the eyes (you don't have the presence of a white bezel glaring at you in dark scenes) to watch Videos on the black as it doesn't feel like you're watching a video in a white box. Yes you will get use to white like anything else but with black, well it just works.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 09:45 AM   #22
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I went from a black iPad 1 to a white iPad 3. I don't really notice any change in how distracted my eyes are during anything (watching movies, photo viewing, web browsing, etc).
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 09:46 AM   #23
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Once you go black, you can never return to using a white-colored bezel.
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Old Mar 18, 2013, 08:23 PM   #24
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Another "yes" here. It's why I always go black bezel, always will if available. It's not a fashion item, it's a device. I'm going to look at it, not wear it. Who cares black is boring looking. Who stares at a device when its turned off?
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Old Mar 19, 2013, 10:29 AM   #25
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Thanks for your input.

I never owned anything but black electronics where applicable. The white would be a change of pace and I probably can get to use to it if it was distracting to begin with but why bother. If I ever bought an iPhone, it would be black also.
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