Anybody else prefer the black slate for iPhone 6 instead of "space grey"

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  1. hirtaza macrumors member

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    I don't know the videos coming up nowadays showing the fully assembled phone as well as the leaked pictures...shows the space grey in the black model....am i the only one who prefers and loves the slate in iPhone 5 instead of this? thoughts? I would still go for the black but i don't know the slate is just "meeh" at best
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You are not alone. Several threads here wherein I have stated my opinion about black/slate (iPhone 5) and how gray is NOT black. :D
     
  3. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Slate definitely looked better. I think space grey was just a cheaper work-around to address the scuffing issue, i.e. scruffs are less visible on the grey.

    I have seen a few photos of an iPhone 6 rear shell in the slate color, hopefully it's an option.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I prefer the black over the space gray as well.
     
  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i wouldn't exactly call the slate iphone 5 black either. it had a very blue tint to it. space gray for me.
     
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    Yes I loved the black iPhone 5. The Space Grey 5s was an ugly color to me so I got a gold one instead.
     
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  9. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I prefer space grey. I like the contrast between the black glass and the light gray metal color. Slate had a slight blue tinge to it, or so it seemed.
     
  10. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I'd see you post on this thread. Only reason I clicked on it.

    Anyway, if I was into the back glass on the front, I'd get the slate over the space gray anyway.
     
  11. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    Space grey looks a lot cleaner in comparison.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yeah, I'm a glutton for black iPhones. :D

    Just my preference. My wife likes the white though.
     
  13. juanrp macrumors 6502a

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    How long are you planning on keeping it?
    One day you'll have to give it up, one day, and move on with another iPhone.
    Maybe you should try white, the white is nice. :D
     
  14. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I plan on keeping it until it dies. Whenever that may be.

    I just gave away my HTC Touch Pro this year for someone to be able to keep their Sprint SERO (employee) plan. That phone was from May 2009. I also gave up my iPhone 3GS that my sister gave me for Christmas 2011 so a friend could have a phone. That one was black and is still serving.

    So, not overly worried about that. I'll upgrade at some point. May not be an iPhone, may be. I like Apple. I own a lot of PowerPC Macs, but I'm not an overly attached fanboy so whatever I may like. The iPhone 5 is what I waited for (didn't want the 4/4S). Now that everything seems to be oriented towards gray and not black…not so much interest in the iPhone for me.

    I will admit that my wife's white iPhone 5 is very attractive, but the color is just not my style.

    Don't even get me started on iOS 7 which I, unfortunately, have been forced to use because I had to replace my iPhone 5 because of battery issues.
     
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    I don't care what color the iPhone 6 is that I eventually get. I just want the dang thing in my hands now.
     
  16. ccolaco macrumors 6502

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    I prefer the "stealth" looks of Slate over Space a Grey. But I'll be happy with either.
     
  17. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Spot on. The slate didn't provide enough contrast - it made the iPhone 5 look off.

    Space Grey is beautiful.
     
  18. dragon671556 macrumors member

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    I just replaced my white iphone 4s with the the space gray 5s. I just matches my ipad minir which is also space gray. When the 6s rolls around I'll decide what color phone to get then.
     
  19. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Same here. This "space grey" is stupid and confuses me. Why would Apple do that when black was by far the best seller? I don't get it.




    :apple:
     
  20. stuffradio macrumors 65816

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    I love my iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 black colour. I think space gray looked alright, so I might just get that one.
     
  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Be honest, I don't really care for the black. I'm more of a silver person. I have used the Space Grey for almost a year now and I have definitely gotten used to it, but I'd get the Gold or Silver one next.
     
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    Slate is better in my opinion, space grey kinda grows on you though.

    Still hoping for leather cases like the 5s had.
     
  24. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    "space grey is so sleek and stealth like Batman"

    I paraphrased that. But I remember some epically cool guy on the forums saying exactly that when asked which phone he was picking. I am waiting for your return sir.
     
  25. Zxxv Suspended

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    space grey on the 5s would have been amazing if the whole back had been space grey but I understand its more cost effective to use black top and bottom plastic bits that they can also use on other iPhones. such a shame
     

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