Black iPhone 4 owners: has anyone else noticed?

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  1. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Has anyone noticed their black iPhone 4 (or possibly 4S) not being "piano black" like the old iPhones, instead appearing to be dark gray (maybe slightly metallic-gray-looking in the sun) except for the piano black home button? Not exactly an issue, just wondering if others have noticed it.
     
  2. kulimer macrumors 6502

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    I thought they say once you turn black you never turn back. lol.

    Mine is black.
     
  3. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I haven't really noticed it, it's probably the reflection of lights on the glass.

    I like my phone to have multiple colors, but not permanent. This one is matte and has a metallic feel. Maybe if you want, you can get your piano black, I'm not sure if they have it.

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  4. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    where did you get those skins?
     
  5. nouveau macrumors member

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    Yeah, I have, especially when it's underneath direct sunlight
     
  6. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    Thanks Brett :)

    It's nice to get further confirmation from others that I made the right color choice (White 4S) ;):D
     
  7. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I got them from stickerboy.net They have a lot, even for MBP and iPad.

    It actually came with with more stickers that covers up the metallic band and the home button, but thought that was too much. I liked the contrast made with just two of these stickers.
     
  8. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    How long was the shipping??
     
  9. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    It took several days. I don't know if there's expedited shipping, but it took 3 days to get to me. They use USPS Priority Mail, they email you with a tracking number.
     
  10. AndrewR23, Dec 5, 2011
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    AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Last Q but where in the world do I enter in the coupon code?


    Also what color is yours? Anthracite brushed or silver brushed?
     
  11. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    It's so weird, but they put AT THE LAST possible screen, if you paypal. Just through every screen. It will be at the screen that paypal brought you back from, it should be a page on stickerboy.net.
     
  12. iSayuSay, Dec 5, 2011
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    iSayuSay macrumors 68030

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    White iPhone ain't perfect either, under certain lighting condition, white iPhone can appear a bit gray on its display border, and that's visible yet annoying, as if the white iPhone is not thick enough.

    Look at this photo for example:
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    White iPhone has thin black lcd border, PLUS the area surrounding the display is grayish, not pure slab white. You can notice that too, right?

    Sure black iPhone may have this LCD border too, but because it's black, it simply blends in.
     
  13. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    This thread is too important. Can we get this stickied?
     
  14. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    Mine's pretty much pure black, can't notice any difference between the home button and the surround. Under very bright light there is a slight purple tinge, but you can't really notice it.
     
  15. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    Still can't see the gray on the display border...never noticed the thin black line until you pointed it out a few weeks ago.
     

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