All iPads Do you think Slate was a better iPad color than new space grey?

Do you like slate or space grey?

  • I like the old slate.

    Votes: 65 43.0%
  • I like the new space grey.

    Votes: 86 57.0%

  • Total voters
    151

iPodJedi

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Nov 28, 2013
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I have an iPad mini that it space grey but it is a dull grey color. I liked the older slate which was darker and more like black. What about you? I am probably going to put a case over it...

Edit: sorry I didn't include white in the poll I was just wondering about the new black colors.
 

v0lume4

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Jul 28, 2012
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I personally didn't think I liked the space grey color until I saw it in person. Now all I can think is how charcoal-y my slate iPhone 5 feels. :p Same goes for the iPads. I thought slate was too dark for larger devices.
 

mpantone

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Mar 20, 2009
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Doesn't really matter. The front bezel is still black.

Only the back panel color has changed. As an iPhone 4s owner (black) who moved to an iPhone 5s (space grey), the color change barely registers.
 

scottw324

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Mar 5, 2012
452
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I have both the first Mini in slate and the new rMini in space gray. I like them both. Both have cases on them though. The old mini is my daughters now with a griffin survivor case on it (she is 5) and the rMini has a gray Smart Cover and a fear Poetic rear shell so you can see the space gray through it.

As someone else said, you only see the back if you turn it over. Otherwise I don't notice it. Both iPads have black fronts.
 

eastercat

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Mar 3, 2008
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I voted that I like the new color, but I'm disappointed you didn't have an option for those of us who like both.
 

thelookingglass

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Apr 27, 2005
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I never really liked the odd bluish cast on the slate. I feel space gray is a little bit too much of a contrast with the black. I would've liked something completely black, but with all he scuffing issues last year I can see why they went with space gray.
 

MrXiro

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Nov 2, 2007
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I hated slate TBH. It was too "blueish" to work with any other colors besides black or white... and they had neither of those colors for the Mini Smart Cover.

Space Grey on the other hand matches with everything... even that slightly orange Product Red Cover looks good on Space Grey. It was awful on Slate and I promptly returned it. Of course for me I ended up with a black smart cover on my mini because Red was sold out where I got it and I was too lazy to go swap for a red one at a different Best Buy. I did have Red for my Air and it looked fantastic!

Also the Chamferred edge of the Space Grey is nearly as eye catching as the silver is on the white. The edge of the Slate was shiny but definitely duller and didn't catch the eye in the same way that the white/silver black/space grey does.
 

ucfgrad93

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Aug 17, 2007
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Doesn't really matter. The front bezel is still black.

Only the back panel color has changed. As an iPhone 4s owner (black) who moved to an iPhone 5s (space grey), the color change barely registers.
Agreed. Doesn't really make much of a difference.
 

luckylisp

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Feb 2, 2006
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I prefer white for my iPad, but I guess if I had to choose between the two blacks, I prefer the space gray back over the slate.
 

knguye11

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Mar 3, 2008
21
0
I purchased a gray used one day, and returned for white rmini. I'm glad I did a switch.
 

1rottenapple

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Apr 21, 2004
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I had the slate mini and that thing dinged really bad and the aluminum really contrasted poorly. I have one nick on my space grey and its not that noticeable compared to the contrasting dark color of slate.
 

MacDevil7334

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Oct 15, 2011
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I liked both and don't really have a strong opinion since I don't spend a lot of time looking at the back of my iPad. I voted for space gray only because, as another poster pointed out, it doesn't show nicks in the aluminum nearly as much as the slate finish did. But it's not a strong preference for me either way.

It's a different story on my iPhone though. I absolutely adore the space gray finish on my 5s. It feels so much more like the spiritual successor to the beautiful design of the 4/4s (still my favorite iPhone design by far) than the 5 did with its slate finish.
 

rajpatel

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Feb 23, 2013
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I leave my iPhone 5 in the car all the time cuz I can't see it, it's a true chameleon. So unassuming. Invisible in fact. Becuz of that, and also because I love the space gray since my 4 coming into my life shortly after v day in feb, becuz of all dis......yes, I would like to have an 5s in gold but frankly I think the fingerprint sensor is stupid. And hold ur idiotic hating on me for stating an opinion. I also still think the cases are ugly.
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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Its not white so that's all I care about ;)

tbh, I put a case on my iPad so the back color is not a big deal to me.
 

nostresshere

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Dec 30, 2010
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I can not believe somebody actually started a poll and asked this question.

Millions probably like the old. Millions like the new.

Millions more could not tell the difference.

So, what does that mean?
 

samiznaetekto

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Dec 26, 2009
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I can not believe somebody actually started a poll and asked this question.

Millions probably like the old. Millions like the new.

Millions more could not tell the difference.

So, what does that mean?
Threads like these are stupid. If you like some color, what does it matter what colors other people like?
 

iPodJedi

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Original poster
Nov 28, 2013
711
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Apple Store, USA
I voted that I like the new color, but I'm disappointed you didn't have an option for those of us who like both.
I know I was trying to narrow it down otherwise everyone would have said they like both...same reason I didn't put white because it would distract from the original question of slate or space grey
 
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