All iPads Bias towards White

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macalway, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. Macalway, Oct 22, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2013

    Macalway macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    All of the iPads on seem to be white. It's like, iOS 7 is made for white

    Point is: I like black, but they are making it tough
  2. Roy G Biv macrumors 6502

    Roy G Biv

    Dec 26, 2010
  3. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
    ^ LOL

    I did a quick very pointless survey on my local Craigslist of resale values for 16GB iPad mini Wifis. Taking out the cheapest and most expensive, the first 10 results for each colour average $300 (the difference is negligible). I would have thought white would command more $ like with all iPhones except the 5.

    I think that's a testament to how well-liked the black/slate colour of iPhone 5 and mini was. Somehow the only one to match white in resale value.
  4. palpatine macrumors 68040

    May 3, 2011
    White. Blends into the background. Emphasizes the light as air idea. Contrasts with Microsoft, Android, and Kindle. Iconic. And Bright (Apple's new thing with iOS7). I'm surprised they show black at all.

    I'll be buying the Space Gray (silly name) myself. I'm not a bit interested in white. But, I can see why they don't show so many photos with space gray.
  5. Macalway thread starter macrumors 68030

    Aug 7, 2013
    They could use darker backgrounds, with low light themes part of the a time

    Maybe just a little? :D

    Just that, when Apple latches on to this white thing, it can be a turn off after a while
  6. mirz2000 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    I noticed this too. All the iPad PR stuff shows only white iPads where they used to seem to show white and black equally. Are they trying to sway people to buy white more, or is that just what people tend to prefer?

    I prefer the black bezel, but the silver edges of the white look pretty classy.
  7. zooby macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
    Apple promotes white products not because of iOS7 but because white is Apple's signature color. I have gotten white Apple products for years because they were 'different' - if you saw a white phone or a white tablet, you knew it was an Apple. It made it fun and stand out from the rest of the black tablets. HOWEVER, I recently have gone back to black because I did find the white bezel to be a little distracting at times. It isn't terrible on my mini, but the screen definitely seems to blend better with the black. There is a small black border that can somewhat be seen with white iProducts. I do love the look of the white though.
  8. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    Black is my least favorite color. So I typically buy white products...
  9. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020


    Jan 25, 2009
    Black bezel is my favourite. White is too distracting from the content for me.

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