Black versus white iPhone 6S Plus - what's better?

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  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Black versus white iPhone 6S Plus - what's better?
     
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    Some people prefer black faces because they feel it's less distracting.

    I prefer white faces because I love white phones.
     
  4. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    I think black works better with the design of the 6. It's the same reason the watch has a black bezel and screen. The white ones look pretty when the screen is on, but look goofy when the screen is off. And for the Plus, the white ones look very toy-like.
     
  5. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    I love black... hmmmmmm... tough choice to make. :(
     
  6. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    While it's all about personal preference, I prefer the black.
     
  7. Qbnkelt macrumors 65816

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    Go with what you like. You're going to use the device for a while....do what makes you happy.
     
  8. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Both would be nice.
     
  9. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Who cares what anything looks like when you aren't even using it? As for 'goofy', I'm not sure how a black screen with a white bezel could be described that way...
     
  10. bevsb2 macrumors 65816

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    I prefer the look of the black, but all of my newest devices are white because they don't show fingerprints as much and look cleaner.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Do you mean black or white fronts? Because Apple has not offered black as a color for the iPhone since the iPhone 5.
     
  12. imanidiot macrumors 6502a

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    Which color is better? This is an extraordinarily stupid thread.
     
  13. TedJustAdmitit macrumors regular

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    Really? You took the time to write that?
     
  14. pika2000 macrumors 68030

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    I waited months for the white iPhone 4. Then I got the white iPhone 5.

    However, I bought a space grey iPhone 6S. Simply because of the plastic lines on its back. On the space grey, it is not too obvious because they are grey also. However on the silver/gold/rose gold, the white lines are too obvious and, I hate to say it, ugly! Especially on the gold/rose gold, the white lines just made the iPhone look ugly to me. Apple should've at least color match them or something.
     
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    the last black one i had was the iPhone 4 and it got super hot in the summer cuz well ... sun + black surfaces. which i found annoying. i also prefer white front cuz basically the whole UI is white

    oh and those fingerprints!
     
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    I have the black iPhone 6 and this time around I thought I'd spice it up a bit a go with the white 6s Plus. However, I changed my mind and I'm, again, going with the black one. For these reasons:

    1. Black looks more 'business-like'. It's more professional, in my opinion.
    2. The bezels blend in nicely with the black colour. The white one still has a black square all around the screen that doesn't 'fit in' with the phone.
    3. It's easier to focus on the content (especially when it's dark) when using a black phone. Less distraction.

    Also, there are some downsides that you can take into consideration, for example:

    1. Black is more prone to finger prints. Although I've used the 6 for a year, this hasn't been any problem to me. Maybe my fingers just aren't that sticky, I don't know.
    2. The fingerprint scanner on the white iPhone looks 'better' (completely subjective) because of the silver ring
    3. Probably a higher resale value because I think more people will go with the black one. General economics: when more parties offer the same product the price tends to drop. Scarcity of a white version creates a higher demand and thus ups the prices.
     
  17. Liquinn thread starter Suspended

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    Black IS my favourite colour. I miss the black bezel on my MBA. I know I'll be happier with a black 6S Plus. But the white would make a change.
     
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    If you know what'll make you happier then you just gave an answer to your own thread.
     
  19. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No offense here. But if black is your favorite color then why do you seemingly refer to Space Gray as black?

    Or again, are you talking about the bezels?

    If you mean the bezels I totally get it. But if I line my Black/Slate iPhone 5 up next to my Space Gray/Black iPhone 6s+ there is a VERY serious difference between the two colors. There is no way I would ever call Space Gray black - especially not when right next to a color that actually IS black.
     
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    Yes, you are right when you say that there is a stark difference between black/slate and space gray, but that's not the point. When OP refers to 'black', I assume he indeed referred to the space gray version. The marketing terms Apple uses to refer to black are currently not in question.
     
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    Another in a long line of think piece threads by the OP.
     
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    I prefer black bezel as most of my applications carry a black background. The bezel will fade into the back drop.

    Also, white distracts me as it prioritizes the attention of my eyes over what I'm meaning to look at. So it annoys me immensely.

    Everyone has their own opinion on this.

    I do wish Apple would do another color with black bezel, like a product red or darker slate... Wishful thinking.
     
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    I've heard this argument many, many, many times before (since the 5s came out). And I still highly disagree with it.

    If we applied this argument to real life then there should be zero problems ordering a gray car, or a gray suite, or anything else that is supposed to be gray and receiving solid black for it - or ordering black and getting light gray!

    I understand that this is the "commonly accepted" interpretation but it's a BS one.

    Having black tires on my car does not make my car black.

    Oh. And Apple refers to the phone as Space Gray/Black. Not Black/Black.
     
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    I agree. I love my Rose gold and I love the gold iPhones. But why oh why couldn't they have dyed the antenna lines to blend better? I want to find whoever was responsible for that decision and give them my best grumpy mom scolding!
     
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