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barkomatic

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Judging from the pictures, I'd have to agree that the color options on the Pros are particularly dull this year. However, seeing them in person could be very different. Last year, the Space Black pro looked light gray but when I actually saw it in person it came off as much darker. So maybe they won't be so unexciting in person.

I don't agree with the idea that a "Pro" phone needs to be dull.
 

bigjnyc

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Apr 10, 2008
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I prefer the pro colors. they look premium and pro.... While the 15 phones look like fisher price toy phones. That's just my personal opinion though.
 
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LiemTa

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They do it on purpose to get you to yourself to the 16 Pro. Look at the black color going from the 5 to the 5s. Probably the most obvious case of making a dogsht color on purpose.
 

Nhwhazup

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Sep 2, 2010
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I’m kind of a plain Jane with my electronics and go for the neutral colors so I’m just fine with the colors. However, our daughter who likes bright, was disappointed.
 

SusieS

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To each their own…I believe our gut tells us immediately when we see something pleasing. My gut reaction on seeing the base 15 lineup was ”ooooh, pretty,” but for the Pros it was “oh, no, the colors of a dismal winter day, dark clouds and dirty slush.” I’m one of those dinosaurs who still has white appliances because I hate the look of gray stainless, or the color gray in anything. My AW7 in Starlight is okay but I’m almost certain to get pink AW9. I’m glad Apple has choices for us all.
 
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Lcgiv

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Nov 10, 2017
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I think the Pro lineup is decent, but the regular line is absolutely lacking. No Product Red, no silver. Just...black and 4 pastel options. I could understand having one or two pastel shades, but to offer 4 of them and have them be 80% of the lineup is just depressing. In terms of variety/choice, it isn't an exaggeration to say that this is one of the worst, if not THE worst, color lineup they've ever had.

Here's hoping next year will be better.
It is the worst color lineup for non pro phones. It looks like they only added half of the proper amount of dye. Old sticky note collection
 

headlessmike

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May 16, 2017
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Interesting, I see it the other way. All Pro colors look absolutely boring to me and as you said depressing. 15 is way more vibrant. But maybe it’s really a bit of a female thing to like the 15 colors more.
Male here that likes colors too. One of the reasons I was so exited about my iPhone 11 was that it came in purple! 😋
 
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TinaBelcher

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Jul 23, 2017
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Nope. This year I actually had trouble deciding between Black (loved the stealthy look introduced with 14P’s Space Black), Natural Titanium (matches my titanium Apple Watch) or Blue Titanium (pleasant throwback to iPhone 12 Pro Pacific Blue and Midnight MacBook Air)
be aware that the titanium black is actually lighter than last years
 

eldo33

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Mar 24, 2010
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YUP.. the Pro have boring colors and even the reg 15 colors are so washed out. Why can't they put some nice color on it.
 
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MisterSavage

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This! There have been many years where I've wished that I could have a color from the regular model on my pro. The idea that only very-serious-business-types-that-hate-strong-colors are buying pros is laughable.
 

FHoff

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Pro colors I don’t find them boring.
I think they are classic classy and PROfessional yes.
 

powerbook911

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Mar 15, 2005
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I didn't feel that way this year, but I've felt that in the past.

The 12's dark blue and 13 red were gorgeous. I also liked the purple 12 and 13 green mid year updates.


I'm an odd-ball, but I'm going to miss the shiny stainless steel. I thought it felt great. Maybe the titanium will surprise me on Friday.
 

Sami13496

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Jul 25, 2022
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I actually dislike the pastel colors of regular iPhone 15. Reminds me of iPhone 5C. I don’t say this because I’m getting the Pro model, I’m not. In fact I’m not getting any iPhone 15 model (this year). But if I had to choose regular iPhone 15 I would go with black.
 

HDFan

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Jun 30, 2007
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Find the colors boring. Like bright colors so it can easily be found when misplaced.
 

sack_peak

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Find the colors boring. Like bright colors so it can easily be found when misplaced.
I bought cases like these for that purpose.

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jcp007

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Nov 6, 2020
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Pro line-up are usually muted colors. The pastels on the non-Pro models are pretty muted as well. Both have the frosted glass backs. Provably for cost savings with internals being the more differentiating factor.
 

jerryz99

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Sep 19, 2023
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The 15 colors look as if they are all sun faded and the Pro colors are just dark and dingy, so I took the white.
Just another reason for a case.
 

powerbook911

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The 15 colors look as if they are all sun faded and the Pro colors are just dark and dingy, so I took the white.
Just another reason for a case.

I watched some YouTube videos today that the embargo lifted and the non-Pros look almost white. Very interesting color choices this year. I bet in person they look better.
 

thecautioners

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I watched some YouTube videos today that the embargo lifted and the non-Pros look almost white. Very interesting color choices this year. I bet in person they look better.
Yeah, I think it was MKBHD that I watched this morning, the blue one looked pure white with a light blue camera zone. I knew it was blue and I even tried to see it but I just couldn’t.

My partner is getting the pink 15 and she loved all shades of pink and agreed that’s the one she wanted (I asked if she wanted a pink phone and she got excited). We’ll see how she likes it on Friday but I think it’ll look rad with a clear case 💕

At first I wanted blue pro max but changed my mind to natural. I’m glad I did because even though I use a case I still want a phone that looks good naked and the blue pros I’m seeing in videos just look ugh after a while.
 
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