Did the Black iPhone kill our chances of a Black MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by appswipe, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2012
    Out in the iPhone forum then the biggest threads there are all about "scuffgate" where the black coating on the aluminum dents/scuffs/scratches silver. Im feeling Apple was experimenting a bit by putting a large slab of coated aluminum on the back of the iPhone before they'd try it on a larger surface like the iPad or Macbook and so far it seems to not be very promising.

    So, considering that many people (myself included) have been begging for black Macbooks then does this change your mind? Do you still want a Black Macbook with all the potential wear/damage issues or should Apple stick to the current color where dents and dings are less visible?
  2. macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    An black coating like hard anodized (very tough, like in some cookwares) should resist scratching rather nicely, but if they just put a coat of paint on top of silver aluminum (can't see an Apple product made like that) then no.

    I don't remember the color iPod minis (came in six colors) had many complaints about scratching.

    There is color, then there is finish. Do you want gloss or matte finish? Gloss is OK as long as u can buff out the scratches. Matte finish should be more care-free.
  3. macrumors G4

    Oct 23, 2010
    It remains to be seen how much of an issue scuffing is. We don't know how much is scuffing from actual use vs. people receiving units that were scratched during the production process. For that matter, we don't even know how widespread the issue is. The demo units I've seen looked pretty good after a busy day of use.

    That said, I opted for the white and am glad I did. Scuffing is always easier to see on black than on white, and since the black model is dark all around (even the antenna and back) normal wear and tear will be easier to see.
  4. macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2012
    Kobe, Japan
    Honestly, I PREFER having the little knicks and dings.
  5. macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2010
    'Scuffgate' matters to Apple about as much as a 'will it blend' video (as it should).
  6. macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    That might be the dumbest thing I have ever read.
  7. macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2012
    Kobe, Japan
    It's called weathered design, *******.
    You could learn to respect others' perferences.
  8. macrumors regular

    May 11, 2012
    This post proved me wrong, lol.
  9. macrumors regular

    Aug 11, 2012
    Not everyone care that their objects and gadgets stay immaculate as if they were some holy relics.
  10. macrumors regular

    Aug 8, 2011
    Some people think their apple product should be a slave to serve them, while some are slaves to serve their apple stuff.
  11. macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
  12. macrumors 68040


    Dec 27, 2003
    Portland, OR

    I like my electronics to look used. The nicks and dings are proof that it's MINE.
  13. macrumors member

    Jun 4, 2008
    I think if you spray a coat of clear automotive lacquer on the iPhone that will protect it. Or just get Ghost Armour.

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