Black or White iphone 3Gs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Semio1es, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Semio1es macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    I have a 1st Gen iPhone.

    What are the disadvantage of black iPhones 3G?
    What are the disadvantage of white iPhones 3G?

    Not sure what color to purchase.
  2. thecellar macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2008
    i had both an black and a white iphone 3g over the past year.
    The only thing i found was that the black gets awfully smudgy and finger printy(<--- if thats even a term). As far as cracking I didnt have a problem with either one.

    I bought the white 3gs this time around.
  3. ejfontenot macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2008
    So this will be my first iPhone and I decided to go with the 16G white. To match my white MacBook.
  4. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    there arent any disadvantages
    people are paranoid and have made you think that a COLOR makes it more fraigle
    thats not true
    if you like black, get black
    if you like white, get white
  5. Semio1es thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    I am more worried about fingerprints, but don't want the white to show dirt/discoloration
  6. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Fingerprints shouldn't be that much of a problem if your planning to
    purchase the 3G S⃣ . It has an oil-resistant coating.

    Personally, I have the white iPhone 3G and have had it for just under 12
    months. Apart from the Apple logo on the back being a tad scratched up
    the iPhone is not dis-coloured in any way - and that's without a case.

  7. shvartsies macrumors regular

    Apr 2, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    I bought the white iPhone 3G because it was different, said "im more expensive and sexy", and most importantly, it didn't get disgusting smudges and fingerprints.

    However, this time around I'm torn. The 3G S has an anti-smudge/anti-fingerprint casing. If it really does not get smudged up, I think I'm leaning towards the black.
    Also, now both models are in white, so having the white one doesn't say "im more expensive."
  8. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    I got the white 3G why, because after I stood in line on launch day, when I got to the front the very nice lady at at&t came out and told us "they sold out of black 16G", after about a week of looking at it funny, I found I really did like how it looked. To make a long story short I've ordered the 3Gs in White ;).
  9. hannahyoxxx macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2010

    i have to admit, my white phone, is the actual bomb :) :)
  10. Stein357 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2010
    Rip City
    Just depends on your personal preference. I've never had a white one, but my black one shows smudges easily, they come off easy though.
  11. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I read this thinking someone had decided to get a 3gs now they are cheaper because of the iPhone 4 being out.
    I was wondering why no one mentioned the iPhone 4, such as 'just get an iPhone 4'
    I then noticed people talking about the iPhone 3gs like it was new.
    Then I looked at the dates, why the hell was this bumped?
  12. mloffa macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2009
    You know you guys just resurrected a year old thread, right? :confused:
  13. Vegastouch macrumors 603


    Jul 12, 2008
    Las Vegas, NV
    They have these cool things called cases. You can get a ton of different ones on ebay for cheap...and in any color you like.
  14. melterx12 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 22, 2010
    get the iPhone 4, seriously its worth the extra cash. if you cant for whatever reason, black 3GS is better. I heard white 3GS back gets burn marks over time from the heat coming from the phone.
  15. omizzle macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
    save your money and get a 4! easily worth the $100
  16. Apple-NoEscape macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Apparently they don't.

    People don't reply to this thread!!!

    I am aware that this counts as a reply.
  17. Maverick1337 macrumors 65816


    Nov 4, 2008
    Sorry to bump this thread, but how do you resurrect such an old thread? Like seriously, it should be on the 20th page or something shouldn't it? Search fail maybe?

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