All iPads White or Black iPad mini?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I plan on buying Apple's latest tablet, the iPad 5 or iPad mini 2, but I have hard time choosing which color. When I used my friend's iPad 3 (white), it seemed that retina displays stands out more than on a black one. But with the black, you are less distracted by the bezels.

    Anyone here with a white iPad that can tell me if the white bezels really are a problem and if retina display stands out more?

    Oh and black iPad mini owners, does a single nail scratch and the slate shows off a lot?

    thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    My wife and I both have iPad 4's and Mini's. She insisted that her iPad 4 had to be white, but only because she liked the color regardless. When she bought a Mini last week, she chose black because my black devices were less distracting. She has commented several times about liking black better on the front.

    I've had my Mini for several months, and it doesn't have even the slightest scratch. You could buy a protective skin or case, but the Mini's light weight and smaller size mean it gets set down more lightly, and bumps into things less often (and with much less force).
     
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    Scepticalscribe

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    I would say that the white is more striking, and possibly more attractive looking, whereas the black is more muted, more practical and less likely to be immediately noticed (a good thing when travelling as you may not wish to attract too much attention).

    Personally, because I travel a lot, I chose the black.
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    ChristianJapan

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    Same answer as usual: Black

    With a foil to protect against scratches, fingerprint and reflection
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    white = woman
    black = man
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    = bollocks.

    I prefer black becuase the bezel is less distracting. It's why movie theatres are dark, so you only see what matters; the onscreen stuff. Also, when white things get dirty and grimey, it shows more.
     
  7. darngooddesign, Aug 11, 2013
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    macrumors G3

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    Black if you primarily watch videos.

    White if you do a variety of things where the content has lighter colored backgrounds.

    But mainly, get the color you like the looks of.
     
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    SR45

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    Which ever you like. Comments like above are nonsense
     
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    ValSalva

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    The white with the lighter anodized aluminum back is beautiful. It looks like a scientific instrument. I wish the black model had the white one's back.

    Of course it's a matter of personal preference. I have a black iPhone 5. I'd prefer a white iPad mini... once it's available with a retina display ;)
     
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    Oppressed

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    White. Rarely watch videos and it hides all fingerprints.
     

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    TyPod

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    I love the look of the white. Doesn't bother me one bit when I'm watching videos.
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    I personally prefer black and don't have any scratches on mine...bought on release day but I did put a cheap TPU cover over the back which doesn't add any weight. You can always get a skin if you feel you made the wrong choice later on or a case even...Buy the color you prefer.
     
  13. macrumors 68030

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    I have a white one. I think it looks beautiful, however the black one is pretty nice too. I think the iPhone 5/iPad mini design was really nice this time round. The iPod touch 5th gen had quite a good look too.

    I don't find the bezel distracting at all and I watch a lot of videos. Before I bought my mini I looked at the white and black side by side and the white just stood out more to me so I bought the white.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    No. Just no
     
  15. macrumors 68000

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    father & son = black iPad min's/ipod/iphone
    wife & daughter = white iPads, ipod/iphone

    So Yes
     
  16. macrumors member

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    Are you joking or serious?

    So you're sample of four people is statistical significance in representing all of humanity? Such a scientific and rock solid formula. I like Coke, my wife likes Pepsi, ergo all men must like Coke and Women must like Pepsi. Great deductive analysis; you get a gold star.
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    Oh wow, your iPhone is black. So manly.

    Mine is white, and I love it. Get over yourself.
     
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    mpayne2k

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    I'm a guy..my iPhone is White, I'm secure with this. Moving on...:p
     
  19. techiebug, Oct 29, 2013
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    macrumors 6502

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    Deffinitely black. I won't buy white front ever again. White may look attractive at first, but in the long run, black is always better. And I like the device looks all black when screen's off.
     
  20. macrumors member

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    Guess only women were allowed to own Apple products prior to the U2 iPod :)

    I'm a guy with a white iPhone and will be getting a black iPad just to switch it up.
     
  21. macrumors member

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    White for me, this time around. I've had a black iPhone 4, iPad 2, and iPhone 5. I'm ready to change things up. Going with a white iPad mini and a white iPhone 6 (presumably).
     
  22. macrumors 65816

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    No scratches on mine. I use it naked and very often. The only time it's in a sleeve is when it's in my purse. I bought it to use not preserve. I take reasonable precautions not to damage. Not religious about scratch prevention. So far no scratches. Back of nine is black.
     

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