Would you go through the trouble of trading your white iPhone 5 for a black one?

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    So I actually just got a brand new iPhone 5 two days ago due to a faulty lock button and tried to see if I could trade it for a black one in the store but they could not

    but after comparing both I'm really starting to like the sleekness of the black iPhone 5. I originally chose the white because I had never owned a white iPhone with my previous ones. but now I'm starting to like the black one


    should I search around on Craigslist for a black one and risk having a not as good condition as my new iPhone now? or would you just stick with the white.

    I'm really sort of set on the black now though :( what other options are there?
     
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    QCassidy352

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    I'm in the same position - always had black and when to white for the 5, just to change it up. Now I miss the black, which is what I'll get whenever I upgrade again. But not gonna bother trying to trade for the current generation; it's not that big of a deal to me.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    I have been having the same thoughts go through my head. I got the white iPhone because it matches my MBA and iPad, but I would trade for a black on in a heartbeat if it didn't. I don't know why, but having a silver iPad (silver/white) and MacBook with a black iPhone just doesnt sit well with me. I don't like things not matching :( make life much harder

    edit: Black anodized MBA, iPad, and iPhone would be amazing and I would buy all three the second they hit the market! The only one left to go black is the MBA (assuming the next iPad comes in the same color options as the current iPad mini)
     
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    GeorgieAcevedo

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    Nope because I own both colors :rolleyes:
     
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    tonyy

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    I bought a white 5 launch day for the first time. I always bought black but decided to change it up.

    I missed the black so I found a guy on CL and did a straight swap. It took a couple weeks to find one that was mint like my white. But I'm happy now with the black.

    White is nice but just not my preference.
     
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    moldy lunchbox

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    I have both color iphones, black seems to look better to me.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    found a guy on cl. what do you think. it's not in perfect condition.
     

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    here is the front
     

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    tonyy

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    If yours is mint, make a deal for some cash on top.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    already tried that he said he'd rather not
     
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    tonyy

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    Meh, it's up to you then. If you really want a black and can live with the scuffs, go for it. You'll be taking a loss obviously. Personally, I'd wait for the right person to come along that can either give cash on top or trade a mint black one.

    Good luck.
     
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    Bugeyeblue

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    I'd wait for a cleaner one. There are SO many iPhones out there. I trade on CL a lot, trust me, it's worth the wait.
     
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    Just be aware buying used, is very, very risky.
     
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    Bugeyeblue

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    Also, only do the trade at a corporate carrier store. It's super safe that way. That's the only way I ever meet people.
     
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    Tulani

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    Wait for the next generation iPhone. Apple will most likely have learnt and corrected the scuffing scandal of the black iPhone 5.
     
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    I would have made the right decision at first buddy, but I'm sure you can find someone here on the forum who may also want to swop.

    Black is the best colour
     
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    TyPod

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    It's just a color, I would definitely keep the white over a craigslisted black.
     
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    JummpyXMPP

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    Would not swap a phone on CL, there could be something wrong with the other phone that you cant immediately tell. Too risky.
     
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    JoeG4

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    hahahah

    Hell no. I'd buy a white iPhone. I like the silver aluminium and it doesn't scratch off to reveal other colors underneath :D
     
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    Arelunde

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    I have white iPhone5, iPad2 and iPad Mini. Had it for the iPhone4, too. Prior to that, all my phones were black. I really like the white, but the bottom line is that you will likely have a case on your phone and not much of the original color will show. So, to me, it's not a big deal.
     
  22. macrumors demi-god

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    If you insist on getting a used black iP5, at least find one that has been in a case. A scuffed up black phone looks much worse than a white one. Forget that one. :cool:
     
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    Defender2010

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    Definitely too scuffed up! Pass!
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Just keep your white one

    You can get a different color when the next one comes out. Or sell your and buy a new iPhone 5 black. Too risky to trade unless you know the person well.
     
  25. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i got another offer this time someone wanting to trade their 64 gig black iPhone 5. they say that the volume down button does not work but that they have a 1 year warranty on it. how can i confirm such? is this likely the case? will i be able to just walk it into apple and get a new iPhone?
     

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