Main reason for white or black iPhone

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    What are the main reasons why apple sticks to white or black iPhones. Would you prefer a multiple color choice of phones?
     
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    I am fine with my black one, for the sake of change I'd get a white one the next generation but black will not display dirt as good as a white would ( Atleast, I think )
    It's either black or white, if a blue or green one was available I would be able to consider another color.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It may be they just want to keep costs simple.
     
  4. macrumors 68040

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    There are 16GB, 32GB and 64GB iPhones, built for three different vendors, all of which come in two colors. That is 18 SKUs of inventory to manage, right there.

    If you want a colorful phone, buy a colorful case.
     
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    I think some additional colors might be nice. I'm not a huge fan of some of the neon colors I've seen on other phones though.

    I think that jazzing about iOS would go a lot farther.
     
  6. macrumors 68040

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    More colors would mean additional cost and would not boost sales. Why do it?
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    More colors would not boost sales? What makes you say that? Course it will boost sales. Consumers will have more choice. Also people wouldn't have to buy cases to add bulk to the phones just to have another color.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    Oh really then why do they offer more colors for the iPod touch? Iphone are not that much more to make than the iPod.

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    This gets said all the time. It get real old " apple has 18 models of the iphone what more could you want". Come on now there is only two models white and black and 3 choices of GB. I think Apple fans like to say this to make it sound like Apple give people choices or something, but really it is the one phone with different amount of memory. They don't make different phones for the different sizes. I am not sure what Apple fans are trying to say by bragging about this.
     
  9. macrumors 68040

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    There is only one iPod touch of each color and each size. Pretty simple. For the iPhone there is the added complication of different carriers all over the world. Not as simple.
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Yes but I said before you are not making a completely different phone you are just changing the internals. That really is not that hard nor that much more money. I just think Apple is doing the same thing it has done the whole life of the iphone. They are adding features slowly cause well let's face it do they really have many ideas to add, so they are taking it slow. There is no reason they could not add a few more colors.
     
  11. macrumors 68040

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    why make things more complicated when you do not have to.
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    It really would not add that much complication, and why would they not have to or want to. People love choices, and it would open up the market even more.
     
  13. macrumors 68040

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    Look at it from apple's point of view. It's an extra step they don't need.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    Why do you say they don't need it?
     
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    "Brag?" WTF?

    It is, in fact, 18 iPhone SKUs that Apple has to currently to manage inventory for. If there were six colors, like the iPod Touch, then Apple would have 54 SKUs to manage. That's not me being an "Apple fan", that's just how Apple does business. You don't see 50 varieties of iMacs in stock, do you?

    If (and that's a big "if") there was a single universal LTE/CDMA/GSM chip that world work on AT&T/Verizon/Sprint in the US and all the carriers in Canada and Europe and Asia, then you might see additional colors.

    Until then, Apple isn't really interested in having to keep stock of nine pink iPhone SKUs (AT&T/16GB, AT&T/32GB, AT&T/64GB, Verizon/16GB, Verizon/32GB, Verizon/64GB, Sprint/16GB, Sprint/32GB, Sprint/64GB) along with all the other colors of the rainbow. Especially when black and white meet the needs of the vast majority of iPhone users, and the people who want pretty pink phones can simply buy one of hundreds of case designs already on the market.

    You may not understand inventory management, but you can be damned sure that Tim Cook does.
     
  16. macrumors 68040

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    Well said.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Ok. They have one phone 2 colors and some different internals they can put in the phone. Sure they have to keep with different SKUs, but don't kid yourself all they have to have is stocks of iPhones. You really only need a wide range of internals which they already have to do.
     
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    AT&T store only had black 4S. My salesgirl took it from a UPS box that arrived moments before I ported my number over. IMHO, the white was too "girly" for me.
     
  19. macrumors newbie

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    Colors are tacky, exampl: Samsung & the GS3.. Red, blue, grey, brown......
     
  20. Spidder, Feb 7, 2013
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    Choosing between black and white iDevices is torture. I choose black and never look back. NEVER - its too much pain!

    So no more colors! It just leads to more pain!
     
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    Well I personally think multiple colors kinda makes it feel cheap. Like black or white is more sophisticated then blue or green. I'm not saying that's why there's only black and white iPhones. That's just how I feel about it.
     
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    It's all about money. Apple doesn't feel that the extra costs associated with building and maintaining inventory of multiple colors would generate enough sales to justify it.
     
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    Imagine if the only units in stock were lime green or hot pink. LOL!
     
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    false, it smudges about the same.. if anything black shows smudges more.

    as for me, i don't mind if they release the colors. apple has always been a traditionalist. whatever works works... notice how it took them a while to get the white iphone?
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    because they'd have to manufacture more items and colours and they can probably see from the ipod lineup that people don't really care about colours too much. IMO, black and white is enough. choosing the right colour can be difficult for a mainstream product. look how long it took them to get white released.
     

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