new iPod screen vs white

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Fitz, May 3, 2003.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 10, 2003
    anyone else a little dissapointed with the new screen of the iPod. Mine has a white backlight vs the blue that appears on the apple site and even the box the iPod comes in.

    i am rather happy either way, but i thought that the blue screen would look better with the red from the buttons then white.

    any thoughts?

  2. macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2003
    I agree. Although I don't have an iPod yet, a blue light would go nicely with one.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 12, 2001
    Well, you could always go to one of those cell phone places and have them change the leds..... I wonder if anyone's ever tried it.
  4. macrumors 68040


    Nov 5, 2002
    i actaully remember someone putting a red fild like stuff in there after he opened his oldipod. Thats what he did, not exactly what you want. The blue on my 20gb looks awesome , its great for rainy mornings and its pretty easy on the eyes.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Dec 28, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    The iPod on the new box is black. There's two possibilities here.

    1. Apple has a special Black iPod in the works
    2. Apple either photoshopped or specially made a black iPod just for the box and poster and website

    The second is more likely, but it would be pretty cool to get a black iPod (it looks even better than the white one).
  6. macrumors 68000


    Nov 8, 2002
    Chinatown NYC
    There's a whole thread on this. There is no black iPod. It's a white iPod with the lights turned off to show the backlit screen and buttons. Personally, I like my white iPod which matches my white iBook. Apple's next iDevice better be white!
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jan 1, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Or....perhaps their using the :black: color to illustrate that it is dark and that's why the ipod backlighting is glowing :)

    no black ipod exists. it's an illsutrative effect. geez. how can you guys be so gullible....:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  8. macrumors 65816


    Dec 28, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    I know there's no black iPod, but I can hope.

    Personally, I'm getting sick of the whole all-white line up from Apple. Geez, how 'bout some color, Steve?
  9. macrumors 603


    Dec 20, 2002
    sunny los angeles
    steve originally hated the fruity iMacs and iBooks. Steve likes the colors of Apple's current line up and so do I and many other people. Why don't you be happy; black, white and graphite are very nice colors. Apple's never gonna change them until Steve changes his mind (which is more unlikely than him dying right now) or until Apple fires Steve (they would almost never fire Steve because he saved the company and he is the individual who makes the company unique and innovative and separates the company from all those other manufacturers)
  10. macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2002
    SJ is kinda weak...

    Steve is a spokesperson, not a designer. He has the good taste to approve nice designs, but even then the board could over-rule him. To be honest, SJ will be out of a job in the next 2 years if Apple does not start to turn around. All the puclicity is great, but the sales numbers just aren't there. Margins are up, but number of units sold are down (oops). The switch campaign has been a dud (both in style and effectiveness), powermacs just can't be sold (thanks 970 rumors), the 15" PB can't be sold anymore (thanks 12" and 17"), and the new music store thing is known for 2 basic things (99 cents / song, and lack of availability).
  11. macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2002
    I like the old iPods look and backlight better.
    the new ones look too plasticy and also the backlight looks like one of those indigo is what i'm trying to say

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