Even Apple Thinks The Black iP5 > White

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  1. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    Apple ALWAYS uses the white iPhone in their promotional materials and on their website.

    Now they're using black. It definitely looks MUCH sleeker than the white and I will for sure be getting it in black.

    The iPhone 4/4S looks better in white IMO, but it looks WEIRD on the 5 with that 2-tone back.
     
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    It's funny apple pushed the white ip4s and I bought black . I wanted to buy white this time but the black looks better
     
  3. King Shady macrumors 6502

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    The all matte black/gunmetal grey looks very cool... too bad I'm happy with my GS3 lol. Both will be great devices all around, but I can't go back down to a 4inch screen and iOS isn't for me. But damn the black does look very good!!
     
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    I liked the white before but white + large aluminum....this one is UGLY in white
     
  5. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    I am still going to order the white model, but the black one is very awesome looking.
     
  6. Anthony T macrumors 6502a

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    I actually love both, but I'll be sticking with black. I'm a little OCD, and I feel like the black matches my MacBook Pro better.

    I'm so happy Apple used a darker aluminum on the black one, instead of using the light gray with the black like in some of the prototype photos. That thing was fugly.
     
  7. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I noticed this too! They really pushed white iPad3s too.
     
  8. squidkitten macrumors 6502

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    I think white looks gorgeous on the iPad, especially since you have your fingers all over the bezel and it doesn't show fingerprints as easily as the black bezel does.

    I think I'll always stick with black for my iPhone, though. I'm a little concerned about the anodized metal on the black iPhone this time around, though. I'm worried about the day that freak accident happens and I have a big silver scratch or silver nicks right in the middle of the pretty black metal.
     
  9. Ayemerica macrumors demi-god

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    I'm worrying about the same thing.
     
  10. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    The reason why Apple showed off the white 4S was because white was still sort of a "new thing" at the time. This is the third generation to have white, so it only makes sense to go back to black (the standard, most common choice).

    And I agree, the black 5 looks better than the white 5, but the 4 and 4S look much better in white.
     
  11. newyorksole thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Exactly. I knew I couldn't be the only 1 who noticed. Can't wait to get the black iPhone 5.

    I don't think it'll scratch that easily.
     
  12. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    4S is better in white but on 5 the black one is clearly better
     
  13. SPNarwhal macrumors 65816

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    They're probably pushing the black because of the new bezel, they've never done that before and it makes this product look a lot more like a new thing rather than just a long version of the 4/4S.
     
  14. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    The iPhone 4 was advertised in black. They advertised the 4S in white to separate it from the 4. They alternate advertising black and white
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's more because the black 5 looks different from the black 4S from all angles whereas the white 5 looks the same except from the back.
     
  16. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I dunno. I've never liked white, but this one is gorgeous. I'm torn.
     
  17. Shaddow825 macrumors 6502

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    Well that could be because the white one didn't ship until 9 or 10 months after the black iphone 4 did.
     
  18. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    that is certainly part of it, and also probably part of why they chose to promote the white with the 4S
     
  19. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    I said this earlier, when I said they pushed the white 4S because white was a newer thing at that time. White came out late for the 4 as we all know, so it wasn't advertised. Hence white 4S advertising.

    Again, the black looks more sleek this time around.
     
  20. daviddth macrumors 6502a

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    I have never bought a white iPhone as they dont really appeal to me - not that I hate them, I just prefer a black Phone. The iPhone 5 on the other hand looks horrid in white, but really great in black, so I'm going black again.

    Once you go Black you will never go back :eek::D
     
  21. Risco macrumors 68000

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    But, if
    You're thinkin' about my baby
    It don't matter if you're
    Black or white

    :p
     
  22. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    I love my white iPhone 4S, but this one is all about the black.
     
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    i don't like the anodized aluminum back on the black iPhone 5 at all! but he raw aluminum back on the white iPhone 5 looks amazing..
     
  24. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    I like the white better
     
  25. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    they really threw a monkey wrench at me with these 2 color choices lol. I always go white. but I think the black band dark back look freaking awesome. So I was going to get black. But now im thinking if I case it (which I usually do) Only the front is going to show which I like better in white.....decisions decisions....
     

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