Gold iPhone 6 bands.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by xmichaelp, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. xmichaelp macrumors 68000

    xmichaelp

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    #1
    I am really scratching my head on why they made them white. The space grey and white models both have bands that roughly match the color of the aluminum, but for some reason they are white on the gold model. It just makes no sense to me, the white model has a grey one so why isn't this one's gold? It sticks out like a sore thumb and the other models look much better because of it.
     
  2. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    #2
    I personally think it would be even more tacky if they made it gold or something. I actually grew to like the white bands.
     
  3. xmichaelp thread starter macrumors 68000

    xmichaelp

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2012
    #3
    I couldn't see why... what's a little more gold if it makes it look better? The bands just kind of disappear on the other two models but still stick out just as much as the two toned back on the 5/5S did. It's unsightly.
     
  4. CC117 macrumors 6502

    CC117

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2013
    #4
    I had a Gold 5S and loved it.

    Specifically went for a Space Grey 6 Plus because I hated the White bands on the Gold 6/6Plus.

    No idea why they went for this design.

    Love my Space a Grey though :D
     
  5. JawneeWin macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2013
    #5
    I actually liked the glass bands on the 5/5s :D
     
  6. EM2013 macrumors 65816

    EM2013

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    #6
    Yeah I agree, they looked worse on the 5S though lol
     
  7. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

    The-Real-Deal82

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    #7
    I really wouldn't worry too much about it, the phone is gorgeous in the flesh and the bands make virtually no difference at all IMO. I would imagine the bands were manufactured in white because it complimented the white as opposed to having them gold which would most likely have clashed being two different tones.
     
  8. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

    SnowLeopard2008

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Location:
    Silicon Valley
  9. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
  10. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #10
    I have not seen my band since I removed it from the box and slipped it into the Sedio Surface case. It is a non issue to me, even if I did not use a case. I got the grey like usual, those who got the gold are looking for a fashion look in my opinion. That is their choice.
     
  11. Zxxv Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #11
    maybe some but not all. Some buy things because they like them.

    gold 6 and 6+ looks really cool. Like iPhone for a king, not a pre-Madonna (wow theres a word I haven't used since the 80's :D)
     
  12. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
    #12
    So a gold iPhone make you feel like a King?:rolleyes:
     
  13. Zxxv Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #13
    no don't be silly
     
  14. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

    LostSoul80

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2009
    #14
    Those bands are terrible for me. It shouldn't matter if you put a case on though, which would be advisable if you want to hold a more consistent body in your hands.
     
  15. willmtaylor macrumors G3

    willmtaylor

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2009
    Location:
    A Natural State
    #15
    I think they look fine. You don't. Another guy does. Then another does not.

    Aesthetics are subjective.

    </thread>
     
  16. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

    kmj2318

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Location:
    Naples, FL
    #16
    I thought the white bands looked bad online, but seeing the gold in person, I actually think they look the best because they don't try to color match.
     
  17. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

    thatoneguy82

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Location:
    Beach Cities, CA
    #17
    What's a pre-Madonna? Is that the same as a prima donna?

    I like the gold, it matches me. Plus, it's different as well; Apple does gold well. Though, I don't nor would I ever wear gold jewelry.
     
  18. Zxxv Suspended

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2011
    Location:
    UK
    #18
    sort of the same. Its spelled that way as insult. The 80's was a funny time :D
     
  19. MH01 macrumors G4

    MH01

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    #19
    I did exactly the same. Loved the gold 5S, but the gold 6 just did not work for me. Loving the Space Grey
     
  20. kinster macrumors 6502a

    kinster

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2006
  21. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    #21
    Let's be honest, the bands look like crap on all models, but the white bands on gold aren't nearly as bad in person. White/gold are a nice color combination I think, but whoever pointed out that aesthetics are subjective was dead on. Why did they do it? Because someone thought it looked good. You don't. Life goes on.
     
  22. pdxmatts macrumors 65816

    pdxmatts

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #22
    If you don't like the white bands on the Gold, then maybe consider a case like this that adds black to it and you can still see the gold back. It also comes in other colors as well https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hanKdbtSCFs
     

Share This Page