iPad mini Anyone else wishing there was a black face iPad mini with silver back?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by belltree, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. belltree macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    While the matte black back does look very nice I am guessing it will show scratches much more than the silver backed white face version. I hope that the 2013 version does have a black faced and silver back version.
  2. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816


    Feb 12, 2012
    me. also concerned about back scratching bc I wanted to just do the smart cover on this thing. Normally I buy slightly heavier duty cases on my apple devices but for this mini...I really wanted thinnest cover as possible. And since I'd prefer black to match all my other devices, I guess I'll have to buy clear case backing for this mini.
  3. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    I know what you mean. I've got a black one ordered, looks great but scratches are a concern. However, I just can't stomach white bezels on devices, for my eyes they look like ****, so there was no option but to get a black.

    Maybe through years of subconscious training, but I dont "see" a black bezel, whereas I'm always conscious of a white bezel and it distracts me.
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I'm not so concerned about scratches, but the black back feels like it could be too much black, if you know what I mean. But I'm exactly the same way as you about a white bezel, so I'm sticking with black.
  5. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Yeah, not so fussed about "normal" usage scratches, I just hope it doesn't suffer from crazy ultra scratchy syndrome like that old iPod, or the chamfer on the 5. That said my naked 5 is still perfect nick.
  6. Spungoflex macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    Me too. The aluminum back is what sold me on the white mini. I just think it looks better and will be less prone to being scratched.

    Seems like the white is far more popular, based on how quickly it sells out. I guess they could have made more black, but I doubt it.
  7. belltree thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2008
    Tokyo, Japan
    One my concerns about the white front is that it would eventually yellow.
  8. Anfield macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2012
  9. seajewel macrumors 6502

    Aug 31, 2010
    It's not like the plastic on those iBooks from years ago. It won't yellow--it's under glass.
  10. catalyst6 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2007
    There was far and away more black in the supply chain than white. Best Buys in my region received zero white models in their initial shipment and near 75 black models per store.

    Apple store this morning had 8 white 16GB and over 50 black 16GB according to the lady that helped me during checkout.
  11. ME Nick macrumors member

    ME Nick

    Jun 15, 2009
    I wish there was one with the black back, and white front bezel.
  12. Ladybug macrumors 68000


    Apr 13, 2006
    Love the black back. I think it's a nice change actually. I put a TPU cover on mine right out of the box so I'm not worried about scratches.

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