Black iPhone?

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  1. rmdavis02, Mar 23, 2016
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    rmdavis02 macrumors newbie

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    Anyone else miss the black of the iPhone 5? I don't want space gray anymore, never really did to begin with. I miss the black slate. Anyone think they'll bring it back for the iPhone 7?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    They won't.

    Apple's response to Scuffgate was not to fix their anodization process, it was to replace black with Space Gray. That's my opinion anyway.

    If you really want black though you might take a look at Neucase.
     
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  4. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    You never know.. they could always bring it back in the future. But as of now, it looks like Space Gray is staying.
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    It really seems like they are full on committed. Space Gray macbook, iPhone, apple watch, iPad
     
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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    Got to stay consistent throughout the lineup. I have friends that have purchased unnecessary products just to match the color of their watch/laptop/phone etc.
     
  7. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah but the SG on the ipod , apple watch and macbook are darker variants of the iphone and ipad
     
  8. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Especially since 'space grey' has got so light its not a million miles off being aluminium.
     
  9. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    personally i think the space gray iPhone SE is the most beautiful phone ever made.
    all black is NOT as beautiful.
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Apple probably calls it Space Gray simply because it's the Silver model with a black front. ;)
    --- Post Merged, Mar 23, 2016 ---
    IDK. The 5 on the right is exactly why I got my iPhone 5. Defintely one of the major reasons I skipped the 5s!

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  11. hank moody macrumors 6502a

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    5S is much more classy. It looks something expensive and refined.
    5 is just a black phone..
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, if it's about standing out, I guess that one thing. If it's about what looks nice to someone, that's another thing.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I guess that's where we disagree then. I'm much more of a black color fan than I am of gray.

    It doesn't matter what I think now though as Apple has seen fit only to offer Space Gray.

    I've held on to my 5 though. The 2001 movie monolith think is something I've always liked.
     
  14. darkinners macrumors member

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    Unless Apple found a black paint that wouldn't peel, otherwise I will stick with space grey.
    Remember iPhone 5?
     
  15. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    The space gray from the iPhone SE is the lightest shade (like on the 6s), which is lighter than the one from the 5s. Some people will like that, others won't.
     
  16. Q-Dog macrumors 6502

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    I do want black, it's classy and discrete. At least they still offer a nice black leather case.
     
  17. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Im confused why people referred to it as black. Maybe I'm blind but to me its more a of a very very dark grey slate colour? I wish they would do a PURE black colour. Problem is colouring the natural aluminium, so it chips easily. Am I wrong?
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    With the iPhone 5 the sides, top, bottom and rear windows are black. The slate part comes in as the back.

    That's why it's considered to be Black/Slate. Some people count the front as making a phone "black" but as a frequently used euphemism here states "that's like saying your car is black because the tires are black".

    The 5s is Space Gray everywhere there is metal so it's Space Gray - period.

    But it's that black color that is on the top, sides and bottom of the 5 that everyone likes so much.
     
  19. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    I understand what your saying, its all a view point of the from or back or sides. I personally never had a 5, i went from 4S to 5S. I think the 4S black with glass black is apples best design ever. If only it was 4" and as light as the 5s.

    I want a 5 now, thanks for that! Feel like I've missed out :D
     
  20. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sorry! This is the best I can do for you! ;)

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  21. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    See now I'm looking on eBay, I think I will upgrades my dads 4s. Thank you for spending more of my money!!
     
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    The Slate iphone 5 was a beauty... But its anodized aluminum was a nightmare: after a few months it was a mess. I don't think Apple is going to do that again...
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Well. That's why we have Space Gray. Apple simply chose not to do this again instead of fixing their process.
     
  24. tresmith macrumors 6502

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    They'll bring back black and introduce more colors when they move to liquid metal.
     
  25. Azzurro macrumors regular

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    I hope there will be a black 4-inch next year for March 2017 release.
     

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