Where have all the white iPhones gone?

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 14, 2003
    The funny thing is. . .

    I hardly ever see any naked iPhones anyway. Almost every one I see is lovingly encased in some kind of protective cover, so I wouldn't be able to tell its color.

    I'd highly recommend covering your iPhone. I fell while jogging and my iPhone 3G came out literally unscathed because it was in one of those Contour cases. So, don't let color availability stop you from joining the wonderful world of iPhone -- you should be covering it anyway so, as the late, great Michael Jackson said, "It don't matter if you're black or white."
  3. macrumors member

    Oct 9, 2007
    I forced myself into buying a white 16GB 3G the day after it launched last year because they were out of black 16GB 3G models (waiting 2 hours in a line helps too :p). But I've found it to be quite nice, it doesn't show fingerprints like the black models and it's dripping with ipod nostalgia.
  4. macrumors newbie


    Nov 5, 2003
    Columbus, Ohio
    I've dropped my completely unprotected white iPhone many many times -- even a few times onto concrete. Still works great. The screen's got a few minor scratches on it, but other than that it's worn really well. And never has it touched a case. This thing is built like a tank. The phone's so darn big already, I definitely don't want to make it any bigger with a case! Ack! :)
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 6, 2009
    Orange County
    My iphone doesn't even know what a case is;)

    I have dropped my iphone numerous of times and it's fine (2 minor scratches on screen few blemishes on rear). BUT!
    I did watch my friend's iphone (with a hard case on it) fall from a height of 3 feet and hit a wood floor. You'd think it would be fine since it had this $40 case on it and $10 screen protector. THINK AGAIN!! it was dusted! The whole lcd panel was displaying distorted black lines (NO broken glass or plastic) and the iphone wouldn't even turn on. I was with my friend when he bought his phone 2 hours prior. It was 2 hours old and dusted! SO the point I'm making is I drop my iphone at least 2 times a month and mines perfect! :D
    but my buddy with over $50 of protection still ended up with a broken iphone after 1 drop 2 hours after getting it.:confused:
    BTW get whatever color suits you!
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Same here, I love my white iPhone, and I brought a white 3Gs.
  7. macrumors 68000

    Oct 30, 2002
    San Diego, CA
    My first generation iPhone was dropped from waist height while in its leather case and the display now has non-functional, gray lines running across the display. The glass is okay and everything else works fine but YMMV when you drop an iPhone.

    As for the white iPhones, that table they published shows that the 16GB BLACK models are also in short supply. Thus, the article should be titled "Where have all of the 16GB iPhones gone?" The obvious answer is -- they've been bought.

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