Color is So Trivial

klamse25

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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?
 

eyoungren

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Probably because it's not stupid to some people.
^^^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?).
 
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Yakibomb

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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 ;)
 

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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.
 

wordoflife

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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.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Didn't answer my question. What is so earth-shattering about a color?
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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klamse25

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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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Don't ever buy a car. :D
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.
 

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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.


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.:)
 

joeblow7777

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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.
 

klamse25

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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.:)
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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So you do care about color. Just checking.
Nope. My situation is somewhat of a paradox. I care about resell value, not how my car looks.
 

Gathomblipoob

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

iPhone7ate9

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

AngerDanger

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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
 
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Shrink

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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.


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.
 

Gathomblipoob

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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.
With that said, I'll take black or Space Gray.
 

iPhone7ate9

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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.
Thanks!!
 

klamse25

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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.
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.
 

iPhone7ate9

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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.
I like the idea and name of space gray since it reminds me of space or a spaceship or something.
 

klamse25

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I like the idea and name of space gray since it reminds me of space or a spaceship or something.
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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