iPhone 5 color buyer's remorse

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by imeth, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    wanted black had white 4s for a year decided to switch it up a little.. so bought black now want white.. kicking myself
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    You can still walk in and exchange for a white set?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    not sure, have 30days hopefully
     
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    Yes that's what you have. Not sure when the clock starts ticking - when Apple "shipped" your phone. I wouldn't wait until it gets that close to worry about the deadline. Go in once the madness subsides...
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    The white has similar quality issue.
    My white 5 have tiny marks on the aluminum
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    I'm in the same situation! The white is just so stunning.
    I got mine from my carrier so I don't think Apple will let me switch :(
     
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    I was the opposite, originally planned on buying black, while I was sitting in the queue I read about the problems of the black scuffing up its edges I decided to change to white.

    I really am happy I did, the white looks more refined, just classier than the black.

    I was also lucky enough to get one without any marks, scratches or rattles.
     
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    I'm a long time fan of black iphones, but in the Apple store the white 5's looked better than the black ones. The back of the black ones were covered in fingerprints and the sides being matte black just dont pop like they used to.

    The new long narrow style would take some getting used too in either as well.
     
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    I knew since the first moment I saw it that I was gonna get the white one. Looks fantastic.
     
  11. thread starter macrumors regular

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    So jelly of you white owners... I love the black don't get me wrong but I can see the front being boring later in months like when I had my iphone 4 unlike the white 4S I had for a year last year.. Never bored of it..
     
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    Loving my white and not regretting it one bit! Sorry, thought I should rub it in a little more :D.
     
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    So happy I went with the white. Had a black 4 and 4S.. It was time for a change and I couldn't be happier.
     
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    I had a black 3G, a black 3GS, black 4, white 4S and went back to black with the 5. I like the white, but something about the black/slate 5 is just really nice. Its a nice change anyway after having the white for 16 months..
     
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    I got white and I'm loving it. You should have gotten white…
     
  16. thread starter macrumors regular

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    man the scuffs on the black are very visible... white not a problem..:mad:
     
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    Maybe you can find someone to do a swap with?
     
  18. imeth, Feb 19, 2013
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    White is for girls and the black is for Men IMO
     
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    I don't get this logic. Buy whichever one color you want, but if you're not buying white because it's not "masculine" enough, then you've got issues.
     
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    But white looks like a girls iPhone 5. It's like buying a lipstick red sports car. Fits better on girls.
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    Don't worry about it, life is too short to even care about this sort of crap. At the time I thought my 3GS was slick because it was black. Now it's a pretty much a turd. This stuff becuase obsolete so quick that it's just not worth the energy to worry about it.
     
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    I think I understand about the white. If I was a female I'd probably want a white one too.
     

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