Black or White iPod?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by xfiftyfour, Sep 15, 2006.

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Which do you prefer, the black or the white iPod?

  1. Black is the new white, baby!

    36 vote(s)
    43.4%
  2. Keep it simple, stupid - go classic!

    47 vote(s)
    56.6%
  1. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    Okay. Silly thread, I know. But I'm in the market to upgrade to a 5G iPod (my 30gb doesn't cut it anymore), and I really can't decide. I like the white, but I have a blackbook, and I haven't seen many black iPods up close, so I don't know what my take on them is. I've looked at photos, but.. eh.

    So, quick/silly little poll: which do you prefer, the black or the white? Should I go with the classic look, or make my apple products match?
     
  2. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Docks, cables etc are white, so I'd go white.
     
  3. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    i would say black
    your macbook is black it has white cables
    now your ipod will be black with white cables

    keed the checkered look going on
    plus black looks better viewing videos on

    but for a imac i would go white
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    You could always change the color with an iSkin or something similar. You have to protect in anyway.
     
  7. xfiftyfour thread starter macrumors 68030

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    well, sure, but that's not really changing the color much, you'll probably still be able to see through it somewhat. though that does bring up an interesting thought: if i went with a semi-transparant, colored case (like a gelly type one, if you know what i mean), then the black would kind of hinder the color i choose... heh.

    like i said, i know this is a silly poll.. it's different when you're deciding on the color of your MB, since that's such an expensive item - this doesn't matter quite as much.. but, still, i really can't decide.. and i just figured, well, since i have a few days before i'll be buying, why not ask MR.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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  9. extraextra macrumors 68000

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    Personally, I'm a bigger fan of the white. The black doesn't look bad at all though.
     
  10. Clydefrog macrumors 6502a

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    personally why are you asking us, its your decision
     
  11. skipsandwichdx macrumors regular

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    I think the white-gray wheel-white symbols is so much better looking than black-black wheel-white symbols.
     
  12. NATO macrumors 68000

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    I prefer the white iPod to the black one due to the fact its the definitive iPod colour - even at a distance, it's easily distinguishable as an iPod due to the wheel being a grey colour compared to the rest of the front which is white. The black to me looks too much like a generic lump, not the classic iPod we're all used to.

    I don't know what the obsession is with Black - wasn't every electronics item (TV, VCR, Hi-Fi etc) Black back in the 80's? Surely silver or white is the colour for the 21st Century? :p
     
  13. xfiftyfour thread starter macrumors 68030

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    because i'm undecisive, have hardly seen any black ipods, and have a few days before i'm buying, so why not?

    i know it's ultimately my decision (duh, thank you captain obvious), but i wanted a little bit of input and see what the general consensus is and what others' preferences are. i prefaced the entire thread by "okay. silly thread, i know..." so you could have stopped reading there.
     
  14. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Black, not only because its cooler looking, but because its the same color as your macbook :cool:
     
  15. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    white looks so much better in my opinion. I think the MacBook looks good in black, but not the iPod. glossy black + chrome just doesn't do it for me.

    and I hardly see how a glossy black iPod will match a matte black MacBook any better than a white iPod will. If anything, I think the white would compliment it much better.
     
  16. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Let me offer a functional and useful suggestions. If you're going to be looking at your screen a lot (games, videos, pictures), get the black, it causes the screen to look brighter and contrast better, making it stand out like a screen in a movie theater. If not, get the white.
     
  17. xfiftyfour thread starter macrumors 68030

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    wow, guys. white is kicking black's butt.

    hey, thanks for that - would have never thought of it!
     
  18. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    but also keep in mind black will show fingerprints a lot easier too.
     
  19. xfiftyfour thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the input, everyone - a white 60gb is on its way to me now! :D
     
  20. Ubuntu macrumors 68000

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    Funny that. I did.

    I'd go for white. Smudges, scratches barely show
     
  21. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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    In my eyes...
    When it's not white, it's not an ipod!!!
    but it's your choice really

    I got a 30GB 5G White
     
  22. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Make them match. If you have a blackbook, get a black iPod.

    I have a white MacBook w/white iPod on the way.
     

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