Glossy black?

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  1. macintosh.apple macrumors 6502

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    Has apple ever used this glossy black plastic on anything but the iPhone?(The 5th gen. iPod doesnt count.) Maybe this is apple's new thing. The black is what they are advertising the most, with the iPods they always showed the white one, same with the macbooks. Maybe their new saying will be "Aluminum is passé, Glossy Black Plastic is In." lol.
     
  2. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    what advertising?
     
  3. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You know, how they always show the white not the black. Like on the front page.
     
  4. johnwin macrumors 6502

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    The www.apple.com front page has the black one
     
  5. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats exactly what i'm saying. Do you think apple is starting to go with glossy black?
     
  6. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    I think this had to do with the confusion. You contradicted yourself here. As far as going to glossy black, not sure if they are going that way or not, but I think it will be more popular.
     
  7. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i meant like on the front page of magazines or like when the white ipod was on the front page. sorry.
     
  8. gibbz macrumors 68030

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    Okay that makes sense. It does seem black is becoming more prevalent. I think consumers like it best, so Apple is catering to them. Look at the iMac... came out in an iPod like white, now is the aluminum with black back.
     
  9. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    it just seems odd that they're offering the white version as the "premium" model, so to speak. for example, the iPod nano- you can get it only in silver in the 4GB version, but to get colors, you have to buy the 8GB model. The black MacBook is more expensive than the white MacBooks. They've always offered black as an option, but at a premium. Now black is the standard, and you can only get white if you get the 16GB model... just seems a bit odd.

    But, no, I don't think Apple is trying to say plastic is in, aluminum is out. They've been trying to portray themselves as a "green" company, and aluminum was helping them do that. If anything, going with plastic almost seems like a step backwards in that regard, even though it yields a better overall product since it's supposed to help with signal strength.
     
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  11. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Perhaps you meant to say apart from the 5th gen ipod. :)
     
  12. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Why doesn't it count?
     
  13. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it was a different type of plastic, it had that thick clear coat over it.
     
  14. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I see. Are you sure? Still picked up the scratches though.
     
  15. passingXstorm macrumors regular

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    That's what I was wondering, lol....

    and I think it may be because before the white was the cheaper, now the black is. They're showing the cheaper model so they can advertise a lower price.
     
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  17. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    The black comes in 8GB and 16GB. The white only in 16GB.
     
  18. macintosh.apple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, i know that, but why? Just trying to get yall to think.
     
  19. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    Deleted.

    Accidental double post (keeps on happening today, I must be trigger-happy, sorry.)
     
  20. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    I assume that it's all part of Apple's marketing strategy. Perhaps to create a certain exclusivity with the white. Rather like the black MacBook.
     
  21. arcsbite Guest

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    the 1st gen nano's also came in black and white with the same kinda gloss.
    it's not really new, just becoming more "standard" for apple now instead of the trademark white.
    it's all black and silver in 2008 :D
     
  22. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    The white option is only available on the 16GB model line,
    for one simple reason ...

    ... To make you opt for the 16GB model instead of the 8GB model.

    Apple knows 'white' is a hit colour. Look at the iPod prior to 2007.

    R-Fly
     
  23. robanga macrumors 68000

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    I am completely undecided on whether to replace my original iPhone with a 16GB black or white version. Decisions, decisions. Perhaps they will not have one or the other when I get to the store, that will make it easy.
     
  24. HeavenDivine macrumors member

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    black will only be available with the 16gb version, as for the white you get that with every 8gb version. you guys got it the wrong way round.
     
  25. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    uh....riiiiiiight....
     

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