iPad I hope the black iPad 5 doesn't have black anodizing like the mini...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by puma1552, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008
    I like my iPhones white, but I actually prefer the iPad in black.

    With speculation that the iPad 5 will look more like the mini, I wonder if the black iPad 5 would come through with the black iPhone 5 and iPad mini's ugly black anodizing? Personally I hate the blacked out look and to me it really really cheapens the look of the devices; looks like primer and/or just generally unfinished, and let's not even worry about scuffgate.

    I hope the black iPad 5 retains the silver aluminum back.

    Do you think it will come anodized black or do you think it will stay silver like the current iPad?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    New York, NY
    I would like to see the iPad 5 in matte black, without anodizing. Although I do love the look of the Black & Slate iPad mini and iPhone 5, I don't want to go through another scuffgate again.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    I'm sure we will see that ugly black paint across the iPad, part of the scratching issue may be do to not enough anodization just a guess though.

    I miss the beautiful black we used to get on the iPhone. Looked awesome. Now white and silver looks better than that horrid gray back. What was Jony Ive thinking?????
  4. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Most of the reviews I've read (and I've read lots of them) say the slate mini doesn't have scuffing issues. Pretty much every review I've read (outside of MR) has given thumbs up to iPad mini design so my guess is the 5th gen iPad will have the same design as the mini.
  5. macrumors G3


    Jun 12, 2012
    I feel the opposite. I love the look of the iPhone 5 and mini. The back is very sleek, and personally have had no scratching issues on either
  6. macrumors 65816

    Apr 13, 2006
    I love the black/slate mini. I haven't had any scratching issues and wouldn't mind if it looked exactly like the mini's. Of course it might be a few yrs before I upgrade.
  7. macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2009
    Same thing here. I love the iPhone 5's look - and I have had no issues at all (no scratches, no dents). Oh, and I don't use a case for my iPhone 5.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 24, 2007
    I'd like to see all the colors for the ipad 5 and ipad 2 mini. Just like the ipod nano. Black and silver are cool but I want a purple iPad
  9. macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    I have the black iphone5 without a case as well and I don't have one scratch on it. While I am careful I don't baby it. I was worried before the first one was even sold that it would show scratches but that has not proven to be the case. I am not sure what the fuss was about actually.
  10. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Considering all the "I can't decide between black and white" threads, can you imagine if th iPad came in six colors. However I would love anmetallic orange iPad.
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2010
    Parts Unknown
    6 colors times 3 carriers and wifi only is 24 multiplied by 3 levels of storage is 72 separate iPad models - just for the US market!!! Can't see this happening. This is why they sell smart covers.
  12. macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2005
    Hard to believe. Maybe you're not looking closely. I've seen many black iPhone 5's and have only ever seen one without any scratches.
    Go to any Apple store and look at the bottom of the iPHone 5 where it plugs into power. It will be scuffed up.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 29, 2010
    Go into an AT&T/Verizon store look at the display phones. Or just do a simple google search. It is actually pretty easy to find out what the fuss is about.
  14. macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    I have a black iPhone 5 and black mini no scuffing and I love the look. I'd love to see the iPad 5 with this design
  15. macrumors 6502

    Mar 28, 2011
    All black isn't "bad" or "cool" but just looks so outdated and drab. The white looks modern and doesn't make the screen seem so small and enclosed.
  16. macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Same here. I tried one out at Best Buy and I specifically checked for any scuffs or scratches out of curiousity, and it didn't have any, despite being use by multiple people everyday and without a case.
  17. macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2012
    Maybe it's hard to believe, but I am looking at it closely and there are none to be seen. Two other people at my work have the black ones also with no scratches. I am sure that they get scratched a bunch at the phone stores but that is an unfair comparison. If you hand an iphone to a room full of toddlers the chance of scratching is pretty high.

    All I can say is that i was worried and have seen no issues and I don't baby it. I have seen a white one at my work with a serious scratch near the apple on the back.

    I think it's hype. I don't think they scratch easy I just think if you happen to scratch them it shows up more.
  18. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Go to best buy sometime and look at the back of a HTC One X (or just about any android phone). Looks way worse than any slate iPhone 5. What phones look like in stores isn't an accurate representation of anything.


    I wouldn't be surprised if the process they're using for the mini is different, and maybe they're applying it to the iPhone now? The slate mini I saw at Best Buy was pristine, looked much better than most of the phones there. Heck the slate iPhone 5 looked in better shape than most of the android phones I saw. The HTC One X, which I've admired just seeing it in pictures, looked like crap. Te back was all dirty and full of finger prints. Maybe it would easily wash off, but it didn't look like it. And one of the Droid Razar's I saw, the textured part of the back was actually peeling off. Build quality on some of these phones certainly left a lot to be desired.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    i would love to buy Ipad 5 black/slate, i like the look on the mini.

    To your concern, the mini might look cheap to some because of the weight and the feel of it.
  20. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008
    I also just realized the mini has that ultra cheap screen printed Apple logo on the back...here's hoping the iPad 5 keeps the much nicer black plastic insert logo.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2009
    I've opened four ipad minis

    none of htem had the scratching issues that accompany the iphone. whatever apple did to whip foxconn into shape was evidently working
  22. macrumors 65816

    Oct 7, 2010
    Why in the world would you even care if its black if the current silver is your other choice :confused:
  23. macrumors G3

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    So you want the iPad 5 to have either a black plastic back or black painted glass on the back.
  24. thread starter macrumors 68040

    Nov 20, 2008

    I like the black bezel iPad. If Apple makes the black bezel iPad 5 with a black back, then I will be disappointed because then I would have to get a white bezel iPad to get the silver back, which I wouldn't want. I want a black iPad with a silver back, this discussion is about if Apple changes the back of the black bezel iPad to black instead of silver. Not sure where the confusion is.
  25. macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011
    I don't care since I will upgrade anyway. I just hope they could release iOS7 first.

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