Dropped black iPhone 5 in bath - getting white as replacement, good choice?

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  1. Risco macrumors 68000

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    I am off all week for holidays, and dropped my iPhone in the bath about an hour ago. Natwest have agreed to replace it under the terms of my insurance. However they had no black in stock, so said I could have the white instead.

    I am not sure if it is a little bit girly or not lol? I am a 36 year old man, you reckon I can carry it off haha!? On a more serious note, I read that these do not scratch as easily and stand the test of time better?

    Oh and hats off to Natwest mobile phone insurance, on the phone 20 mins and new phone being shipped tmoz!
     
  2. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Im a guy, I have a white one/ its not girly at all.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    If you like the white phone then its a good choice.

    The debate about the white phone being girly, is just plain silly. If you like it, then get it. The color of a phone has no impact your gender or what people perceive.
     
  4. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Whew! I thiught if you were a guy and you got a white phone your parts fell off!:eek:

    This business of the color of your phone being gender specific has come up over and over again and is, IMO, incredibly silly.

    Of course, I have a black phone...I'm a manly man!:cool:

    :rolleyes: ;)
     
  5. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okey doke, feel a bit better now. It was actually my Mum when I rung her and told not to ring me because I dunked my phone who was making me feel bad lol!

    Anyway, how has yours held up? I am defo getting a screen protector this time!
     
  6. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    Mine has held up very well.
     
  7. Menel macrumors 603

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    What about the color white is girly?

    The forum background here is white, is this a girly forum.

    *confused*
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    White is fine. Now if you said your choice was bright pink that would've gotten a different answer.
     
  9. awair macrumors regular

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    A white phone will be less visible in the bath...
     
  10. Defender2010, Jun 4, 2013
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    My white iPhone 5 is absolutely flawless and I have had it since launch and I only use a grey Apple iPod sock to keep it in (perhaps that's why). Get the white for a change if nothing else. It's stunning when the summer sun catches the polished bezel.
     
  11. Sedrick macrumors 68030

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    My first thought was "does the white iPhone float or something?" :p
     
  12. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Great, fancy posting a pic?
     
  13. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Today is a good day for decision making!

    You made a choice to get white. Stick with it. Who the **** cares if white is for girls. Those people are pathetic fools who put too much weight on the color of a device.
     
  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    of what?
     
  15. Risco thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have youtube'd a few reviews and am getting to like it a bit more. Seems that cases look better on it! Any suggestions on screen protectors / cases?
     
  16. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    I just order a Elago S5 Flex case for mine - Indigo colour. There are review on YouTube. Seems pretty good! (They also have bumpers)
     
  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Get what you like best OP and don't worry about what others say.
     
  18. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

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    I personally love the white look, and think it gives a more iconic look and feel to it.
     
  19. firedept macrumors 603

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    Doesn't matter black or white. Still get the same damage if you drop it in bath. LOL. Black or white, does it really matter what other people think. Purchase the colour you want. You are the one that has to use and live with it.
     
  20. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I have black but still really like white. Both colours seem great for different reasons on the iP5, whereas iP4/S seemed to be solely down to personal preference. No overriding factors.
     
  21. NewYork88 macrumors member

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    I've had white since the 4S. I decided to get a Black 5 for a change last month.The dust and grime showing on the front drove me crazy.I convince my wife to trade me white for black and she used it a day and found the same issue...... So now on to white for both of us! I don't see white as girly at all.If anything it looks more Professional !
     
  22. mpayne2k macrumors 6502a

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    I always have this irrational "want" of what I don't have...I have a white iPhone 5, but always look at the black one thinking..damn that thing is sweet looking maybe I should trade for that!

    I had a slate black iPad Mini (sold recently) and always thought, dang, maybe I should have got a white one to match my phone.

    Oh well, get what you want and just go with it, don't worry what other's think about your choice. If white phones mean girly then the defacto Samsung crowd (primarily white phones) must all be girly!
     
  23. davydavy macrumors member

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    NY88, you don't say of you are male or female - I guess from your preference for the white iPhone you must be the latter ;)
     
  24. braddick macrumors 68040

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    I think he wanted a photo of the sunlight bouncing rays of sweetness- like diamonds in the sky- off the reflective outer bezel of the white iPhone 5.
     
  25. lbros360 macrumors member

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    To answer the OP's question, I would personally wait for the black iPhone to get back in stock. Im a male but that does not mean I chose black because white is feminine. I choose black because that's what I liked more. Get what you like and don't care what others think because its your phone, not theirs!
     

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