Do you prefer a white or black bezel?

Do you prefer a white, or black bezel?


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Daniel3102

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Jul 17, 2014
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Hey folks! So, do you prefer a white or black bezel around the screen? I know that black is less intrusive, but white picks up less finger prints, and looks cleaner. I prefer white myself becuase IMO it looks cleaner, and goes better with iOS 7's white screens (mail, notes, safari, music, clock, calender ect..).

So what do you like, and why? :apple:
 

siurpeeman

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Dec 2, 2006
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finger prints on white iphones are still there; they're just less apparent. i flip flop on my color preference every now and then. ideally, i'd like a black front with a silver back, but that doesn't exit.
 

eyoungren

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Aug 31, 2011
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Hey folks! So, do you prefer a white or black bezel around the screen? I know that black is less intrusive, but white picks up less finger prints, and looks cleaner. I prefer white myself becuase IMO it looks cleaner, and goes better with iOS 7's white screens (mail, notes, safari, music, clock, calender ect..).

So what do you like, and why? :apple:
There's a reason I avoid upgrading to iOS 7 and dislike white iPhones. Oh yeah, because I don't like white.

Black is what I prefer and it seems for now I will be staying with my black iPhone 5 as it appears to be the last truly black (with a dark gray metal back) iPhone.

Just my preference.
 

juanrp

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Jun 14, 2014
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I like white bezels on my phones, but recently, I've been flip flopping. All my devices are white, so I'll just probably get another white phone.

It depends on what metal finish the black iPhone has, if it has a nice, black, sleek looking finish, I'll consider getting it...but right now I'm leaning towards the silver with the white glass.
 

techspin

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Jul 21, 2014
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Black! It's easier to look at IMO. Don't see many monitors/TVs with white bezels, right? Maybe it's time for a change though, esp since the antenna breaks look okay to me on the gold/silver 6.
 

Gathomblipoob

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Mar 18, 2009
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Black! It's easier to look at IMO. Don't see many monitors/TVs with white bezels, right? Maybe it's time for a change though, esp since the antenna breaks look okay to me on the gold/silver 6.
Agreed. I find white bezels distracting.
 

SandboxGeneral

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Sep 8, 2010
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You should include in your poll options for 'both' or 'no preference.'

I've had both colors of iPhones and I like them about equally, not one more than the other.
 

Altis

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Sep 10, 2013
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It's tough, because white goes well with web browsing, messaging, emails, etc...

Black is better for video, photos, and games.

I prefer the black front overall, can't really go wrong.
 

Shanghaichica

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Apr 8, 2013
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White I think!

Although I think I'm starting to like black after having to get my last two phones in black due to stock levels.

All my Apple Devices are still white though and I like them.

I think black is better for watching videos, but white just looks better to me.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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White all the way.
I'm just waiting for the gender issue to arise as no straight men buy white iPhones lol. Oh wait :p

I just prefer the appearance of white and I like the way it compliments iOS 7. :)
 

Azzin

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Jun 23, 2010
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I've just prepped my white 5S to give to my son (assuming he gets the right exam results! :D ) and I'm using a borrowed grey 5S.

Now, the phone lives in a Spigen Tough Armor case, so the rear of the phone's not visible, but I still don't like the black front!

For me, white/silver is the perfect combo and I hope is still present in the iPhone 6.
 

Daniel3102

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Jul 17, 2014
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White all the way.
I'm just waiting for the gender issue to arise as no straight men buy white iPhones lol. Oh wait :p

I just prefer the appearance of white and I like the way it compliments iOS 7. :)
I agree! I think it complements iOS 7 the best, and looks good with alot of wallpapers :)
 

LadyX

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Mar 4, 2012
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Do you prefer a white or black bezel?

I've always had white iPhones and that's my preference. Looks very elegant and stands out more. I don't find the white border distracting at all; but then again, I don't watch movies on my iPhone, just short YouTube videos. I read in an article that the look of the white iPhone screams "Apple". I agree.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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Black all the way. White bezel is too distracting when watching movies.
I've never understood that to be honest. Both my iPhone and iPad are white and I've never been distracted by the bezel. Admittedly I don't watch movies on the iPhone because its a phone, but I also don't have my line of sight drawn to the white bezel on the iPad.

Put is this way we don't complain when we sit 15 foot from our TV screens and say the contents of our living rooms distract us when watching movies. My black bezel Samsung television sits on a white cabinet with around 4 metres of oak floor in the foreground, yet I can watch it without worrying about looking at other objects. If I watch a movie on my iPad I hold it 300mm from my face and its probably less distracting than the TV. Perhaps I have a higher level of concentration for these tasks, I don't know... I can't see how either colour of bezel is better than the other for such things and it boils more down to personal preference than one being inferior than the other :)
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Black is what I prefer and it seems for now I will be staying with my black iPhone 5 as it appears to be the last truly black (with a dark gray metal back) iPhone.
Personally I don't think there is a lot of difference between the slate grey and the fully black iPhone 5 that was. Apart from of course a lot less scratches on the edge of the device that made it look pretty gash after a few months. It is preference though and while I hope Apple don't return to full black and more than likely won't, you at least get your money's worth out of the device you do have, should it stay reliable. :)