Did anybody get white after seeing black in person?

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  1. jk4lebron23, Sep 25, 2012
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    jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    Did anybody get the white IP5 after seeing the black IP5 in person?

    Just wondering because i was dead set on getting black until i saw it up close and wow did it finger print bad and look dirty!
     
  2. JoshObra macrumors regular

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    I personally went black because I had the white 4s last year.

    I'll probably go white next year if the iPhone 5s comes out.

    Both black and white looks great this year.
     
  3. Troneas macrumors 65816

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    I got white when i first saw my mother in law. She's not black though.
     
  4. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i agree both look amazing and was disappointed at how the black looked at the store.
    Pictures of it look AMAZING and when cleaned it looks sharp but im just too OCD for it i guess haha

    Oh and thanks for an actual response
     
  5. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    No, because the white model is extremely similar to my white 4S.... so I bought the black. It's really stylish.
     
  6. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    I agree. I was dead set on getting black until I saw the white in store. They both look amazing. Still not sure which one I'm going to get.
     
  7. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Something about the polished trim just grabbed me
     
  8. JoshObra macrumors regular

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    Yeah. I have the same problem. One day I like white, one day I like black.

    Wish I could have both, but this Switcheasy TONES case kind of help to go between black and white.

    I think that's the highlight with the white.

    But to me, do I want the attention or do I not? The white is totally eye candy, I tend to notice the white iphones more myself, while the black is somewhat stealthy. Heck I'm scared to lose mines in the dark!

    I went with the black because hey, I could go ninja on it (I named it Ninja by the way) when I'm at the store taking pictures of poorly translated goods at an asian store one time (by the way, asians don't like people taking pictures inside their store).

    Other things that made me want to switch is the front frame color and screen relation... I'm too lazy to explain but you can watch this video which totally explains what I mean somewhere in the middle-ish beginning of the clip.
     
  9. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah i would not let the black one go far in the dark haha

    and yeah i get what you are saying about the screen but oddly enough it doesn't bother me (even though i thought it would)
     
  10. ritmomundo macrumors 68000

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    That black frame with the letterboxing is hideous on the white iPhone. Personally, I would go with the black, nicks/chips/scuffs and all.
     
  11. desainishu macrumors newbie

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    I am not sure myself...my wife is definitely getting a white iphone 5..
    i had ordered black at first so that i can differentiate b/w two phones and i have a black iphone 4...but after reading all these comments and looking at the picture regarding scuffing in the black model...i cancelled that black and have ordered a white one....
    hv to wait til 19th oct....:(
     
  12. enophi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple are sending me the black model so I can choose which colour I want.

    I currently have the White model 64GB but I've fallen in love with the black darth vader look lol

    I've got the white iphone 4S, but with the 5 , I love how the screen on the black just blends in. It looks so sleek!
     
  13. Kristine macrumors 6502a

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    I pre-ordered black, which arrived on launch day. I was not happy with the nicks and scuffs so decided to return it to Apple and wait for a white one.

    Today I went to the Apple store to look at the white model and the store was lucky enough to have stock for outright purchase. Needless to say I grabbed a white one and opened it in store to make sure it was ok.

    It's flawless and I am happy with the result (just wish the screen was a little whiter). Apple is collecting my black iPhone tomorrow.

    My partner also received a black iPhone on launch day - he kept his.
     
  14. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  16. Gage macrumors regular

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    All my past iPhones and iPads have been black, so once the white i5 is back in stock around here, I'm getting one.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    both look great this time around. The black actually gets less finger prints than the 4S b.c the aluminum back. Last year, the back of the phone was just as bad as the front with finger prints.
     
  18. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    I had the opposite effect,had a white iPhone 4 and wanted a white iPhone 5 until I saw the black and I switched right before I got my ticket in line to black and could not be happier. IMO the black iPhone 5 is the sleekest iPhone yet
     
  19. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    I love the stealth and sleek look of the black version. Now if only apple offered the same kind of look on the mbp's
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    very good point to consider
     
  21. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Until all apps are updated to iP5 screen dimensions, then the letterboxing is a moot point.
     
  22. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    As soon as I saw the white I made up my mind. This was my first iPhone model that's white and I LOVE it! :cool:
     
  23. jk4lebron23 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Exactly and it's not that bad right now
     

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