Color is So Trivial

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  1. klamse25 macrumors 6502a

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    Who cares about color?
    It's the same damn phone regardless.
    My friend wouldn't buy a 5S because they didn't have the color he wanted.
    There are tons of threads here talking about color, including this one.

    More than likely people will put it in a case and never even see the color.

    Why do people care so damn much over something so stupid?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    Probably because it's not stupid to some people.
     
  3. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't answer my question. What is so earth-shattering about a color?
     
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    eyoungren macrumors P6

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    ^^^Right.

    Apple having a Black/Slate iPhone 5 was a major factor for me in purchasing the iPhone 5.

    Apple NOT having a Black/Slate, but rather a Space Gray and/or Silver iPhone 5s was a major factor for me in NOT purchasing the 5s.

    That said, I understand where you're coming from, OP. One's color choice should not color their perceptions of others (see what I did there, LOL?).
     
  5. Yakibomb macrumors 6502

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    A lot of people I know don't put their iPhones in covers, so to them color does matter.

    And besides that :apple: gives us very little in terms of customization, so let us enjoy the little we have ;)
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Henry Ford had it handled well...

    You can have any color you want as long as it's black...

    Hobson's choice!:p

    Some folks like something more than the Hobson's choice offered by Ford.
     
  7. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    People have a choice and they want to exercise that choice. That's not stupid, IMO. Not as much as this thread, at least.

    Its the same reason why your car/clothes/whatever is the color that it is.
     
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    I don't know, but obviously your friend felt the value of a color, or lack thereof, was more important to him/her than the rest of the iPhone. I don't see anything wrong with that at all. Everyone is entitled to their own preferences, including colors, and what value they place on it over other features of a phone. You should ask your friend why color was more important than anything else.

    If I didn't like iOS so much, I'd go with an HTC One in red, if I were going strictly on design and color.
     

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  9. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Don't ever buy a car. :D
     
  10. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't ever think the limiting factor of a phone should be a color. I do agree it's nice to have a choice, but it's an insignificant one at that. Surely I'm not the only one who thinks obsessing over something like this is ridiculous.

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    I buy white cars. Do you want to know why? They have high resell value. I could care less what color it is as long as it's in higher demand.
     
  11. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Obsessing is one thing...enjoying a choice is another.

    I get black, or whatever is closest to it...but I also understand that others prefer to have a choice...which does not obsessing make, imo.:)
     
  12. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    So you do care about color. Just checking.
     
  13. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    If you're going to spend hundreds of dollars on something that will likely be using every day, possibly for 2 or 3 years, why would you want to settle for anything but what you really want? I specifically use either no case or a clear case so that my space grey colour is visible. No, the colour isn't the most important thing in the world, but again, why not get the product that appeals to you in as many ways as possible?

    You may have no esthetic preferences, but most human beings do.
     
  14. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You personally aren't. But people make threads talking about colors, saying one is better than the other, etc. and it's all a bunch of hogwash.

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    Nope. My situation is somewhat of a paradox. I care about resell value, not how my car looks.
     
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    Naw. You care about color. You can confide in us. If resale value colors your choice of car hue, then you care about color. Just face it - you're as bad as the rest of us.
     
  16. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I do and no it's not. I don't know why I care so much about color but I do.
     
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    AngerDanger macrumors 68030

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    I couldn't agree more with ya, OP—phones should be treated as equals regardless of color, gender, or sexual orientation. :p
     
  18. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I believe that the threads to which you make reference are more concerned with the absurd issue of gender specific color issue than that of choice in phone color,

    I couldn't agree more that the threads concerning themselves with gender specific color issue are pathetic in the extreme.
     
  19. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

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    With that said, I'll take black or Space Gray.
     
  20. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks!!
     
  21. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's partly what I'm referencing. I have seen various theads saying "Gold this", "Silver that", and "Space Grey blah blah blah" etc. It's like a color cult. Why not just call the damned thing grey? Apple could call a color "****-stained grey" and people would totally roll with it and not notice how ridiculous it is.
     
  22. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    I like the idea and name of space gray since it reminds me of space or a spaceship or something.
     
  23. klamse25 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well why do they have to be so specific? Why not go and attach an adjective to literally every other color in their product line? Apple might as well buy out Crayola.
     
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    I liked how Apple called the iPhone 5 Black/Slate. 'Cause calling it slate reminded me of a slab and since it was black/slate it reminded me of the monolith from 2001, the movie.

    One of the major reasons right there than won me over to the iPhone 5. ;-)
     
  25. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Its marketing its fun
     

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