White iPhone 4 - What's the big deal???

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DDustiNN, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    Seriously... It's ugly. Very ugly, compared to the sleek black one (which is quite possibly the best-looking phone ever made).

    Why is this whole forum clamoring over the white iPhone??? Is it just be cause it's "new and different" or something? I mean people have been obsessing over it since the black one was released.

    People are even wanting to trade their current black iPhone 4 for the "new" white one... which is exactly the same, just a different color... I honestly don't get it :confused:

    Do you people also trade in your cars for the same exact model, while losing a bit of money, just because you want a different color??

    Someone please provide some insightful reasoning to make this make sense to me.

  2. ckc
    macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2010
    I totally agree with you and certainly cannot offer any logical insight into why so many people must have one.

    Personally IMHO I think it looks ugly and nowhere as sleek as the black one. I guess it it the old story of people always wanting to get something new to the market so that they can then ponce around showing off whatever it is in an attempt to impress their friends.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
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    Don't get this post??.. In one breath you say the White is ugly and the next breath the black is the most beautiful phone ever made....so u reckon a White Aston Martin DB9 is uglier than a black one... Get a grip.
    Think I'm losing it to comparing a poxy phone to a Aston!!!!
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2008
    'New and different', it is exactly that. People just have money to blow. On the other hand, I know a few friends whom have waited until this very day to purchase.
  5. Guest


    Jan 6, 2005
    A barstool, Innis & Gunn in hand
    I fail to see why my color preference has any bearing on you or your choice.

    I prefer the white. I'm not going to throw a hissyfit because you prefer black.

    Grow up.
  6. macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Seriously OP, get lost. If you don't care, then just move on.
  7. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    These are the typical fanboy responses I'd expect on an Apple forum, although they were not what I was looking for. If you don't have anything useful to contribute to my thread, then how about you grow up and you get lost, hypocrites.

    Your preference for the white version has had no effect on how much I enjoy my black iPhone 4. I'm simply curious as to why this whole forum has become overrun with countless threads about it... Even though it's the EXACT SAME PHONE, with the only difference being the color... You'd think it was the second coming of Christ himself or something.

    I would genuinely like to know why it's such a big deal for everyone. Is it just because it's newer? Is it just because everyone else has a black one and you want to be different? Is it just because you buy every single product Apple releases? I mean seriously, what is it?

    I'm not anti-Apple, pro-Apple, or anything to those extremes. I'm just an iPhone owner who's trying to understand the crazed iPhone owners, that's all.
  8. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    If you are implying that color does not affect how good something looks, then please explain the unexplainable: Why is the white iPhone 4 such a big deal, having the exact same specs, and releasing nearly a year after the original black one? The only difference is color, so clearly that does have an affect on people.

    And yes, the white iPhone is butt ugly.
  9. macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Because people have color preferences.

    What color did you choose for your car?

    Do you think people would be happy if all cars only came in the color black?

    For most people they want options when it comes to purchasing a product.
  10. macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    The big deal is that it's white! What isn't there to get?
    White, dude, white!
  11. macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    For someone who doesn't care, you sure do care.
  12. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    I guess that's the most sensible answer so far, at least for first-time buyers. But that still doesn't explain the strangeness of people wanting to sell/trade their black one for a white one... especially with the iPhone 5 [supposedly] coming soon... that one still boggles my mind :confused:

    I mean the Verizon iPhone 4 was already too late to the game (although yes I pre-ordered one), but this one is nearly 3 months later than that, even... I'm just wondering how many times they're gonna release the same phone and have people drool all over it.

    It's just so... odd. I've never seen anything like this, except for with Apple products. It's like people are hypnotized or something.
  13. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2011
    your name is Dustin...thats a dumb name...your parents should have CHOSE a different name..

    the option of choice my friend..

    posted from my WHITE mutha fukn iphone..
  14. macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    Well if I had the money I can think of 3 advantages for me to get the white version instead of my black one that I have:
    - White iPhone 4 doesn't show fingerprints the way the black version does like crazy
    - White reflects light while black absorbs it so the white version doesn't get as hot outside or in the car
    - White version is less common, so will have better resale value on craiglist/ebay

    For most people though they aren't thinking about these things and just want it because they like the way it looks ;)
  15. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    Wow, MACiVoy is clearly a genius. Looks like we have a real winner on our hands, folks. :rolleyes:
    Move along, kid... and try harder next time.

    I'm sorry but that just sounds silly now... The fingerprints thing makes sense (although I wipe mine off with a quick swipe on my pants or short and everything looks beautiful)... But the heat thing... That's really grasping for straws, lol. Plus we all know no one leaves their $600 iPhone in the car ;)
  16. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    i want a blue iphone dangit
  17. macrumors 68000

    Jan 11, 2011
    I am pretty OCD about not letting my phone get hot. When I had my Android phones they have an app that tells you the temp of the phones battery and in California heat the battery temp when using the phone in my car would jump sometimes to over 100 degrees while using music/gps/and the sunlight hitting it. I didn't say its the major reason to get a white iPhone, just that its a very nice benefit over the black version.
  18. macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    A red one would look awesome!
  19. macrumors 6502

    Mar 2, 2010
    I agree. The white Iphone4 is UGLY!
  20. macrumors 65816


    May 25, 2006
    The real question is why do you care?
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 11, 2008
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    IMO, it looks great. I always liked the white version of the iPhone.
  22. thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jan 27, 2011
    No... that wasn't the question at all, actually.
  23. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 18, 2010
    You forgot one.

    - White iPhone is less likely to get stolen because it is so ugly.
  24. macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2010

    Yeah right, the white is more eye opening. More likely to get stolen.

    The white iPhone is something new. It's different. Many people in here don't like having the same exact black iPhone 4 that everyone has. I don't care though. My girlfriend is in love with it. She even put pink skins on the side too.
  25. macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    I think it really is

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