Can someone explain this statement

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DMB15, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. DMB15 macrumors newbie

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    "The iPhone 5 will come in white or black. The black version will have a black anodized aluminum back while the white version will have a raw aluminum back"

    What do they mean with raw vs anodized?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Black anodized means just painted black with metal paint and the white iPhone will just show the natural color of the Aluminum casing.
     
  3. haydn! macrumors 6502a

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    The anodized is aluminium with a black finish. The 'raw' is basically a more silvery/metalic finish same as the current iPhone 4/4S antenna band.
     
  4. iEnvy macrumors 65816

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    Essentially a "paint" coating
     
  5. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    The gun metal black looks cool, but I am really drawn to the white model when looking at the website. I have never really been into white iOS devices, but I think the raw aluminum back with the matching band is really attractive. Probably because it looks more like a Mac.
     
  6. Marky macrumors regular

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    Exactly the same here, never been fussed on the white devices always gone for the black ones but finding myself tempted by the white one this time for the same reasons.
     

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