Gold tinge to the white faceplate/screen on a gold iPhone 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by phillytim, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    For those of you who have seen the gold iPhone 5S, do you feel that the white faceplate and/or screen seems to FEEL "dirtier" (tinted) because of the surrounding gold color?

    I have always had a black iPhone, but am definitely coming to the white side of things this time around.

    The silver iPhone 5S seems to have the cleanest, whitest look all-around; even on the white faceplate and screen.

    When I then look at the gold 5S, the white faceplate seems skewed to the surrounding gold.

    It's probably on the order of an optical illusion (or brain trick) to me, but do any of you feel this way too and it makes it less likely that you'd go for the gold? Just curious.
  2. Italianblend macrumors 68000


    Mar 21, 2011
    Even in pictures, the silver has the "coolest" (I don't mean cool, I mean easier on the eyes) look. The gold is a little harder on the eyes, but a lot of us felt that the gold was new looking and also your eyes will eventually adjust to it and it will become subconscious.

    It's like looking at TVs in the store. you compare models looking for the best picture, but if you took home the less expensive one, you won't notice the lower quality screen after a day of watching it.
  3. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2008
    The color white (technically lack of color) is a reflective color, it is just reflecting the gold around it. If the metal was blue then the white would have a slight blue hue to it.
  4. powerocool macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    It does make me want to use warmer colored wallpapers.

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