iPad mini How does the white bezel on the iPad mini compare to that of the bigger iPads?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by zooby, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. zooby, Feb 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  2. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    You answered your own question.

    Get the black this time round. You can always go white whenever you upgrade in the future.

    I prefer the black on the iPad mini (I had a black iPad, white iPad 2, white iPad 3) as i prefer not only the black this bezel, but the whole shell - it makes it look much slimmer and sexier.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Color is color, if you think white is more distracting then go for the black. Personally, I prefer the black models over the white but that's just me
  4. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    My personal preference is black. Yet the white iPad mini's are quite nice. You can't go wrong either way.
  5. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    I find the white bezel is actually a functional help for my uses. I read a lot at night (thus black pages, white text) and I find the distinction between bezel and screen is great so I can visually see the boundary for page turning.

    I also prefer the aesthetics of the white :)
  6. zooby, Feb 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017

    zooby thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2008
  7. sphumi macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2013
    I have the white mini and I don't think the bezel is distracting. I prefer it to the black bezel to be honest.
  8. Atomic54 macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2013
    World of Mac's
    I Had a Black iPad 2 but it had a fault so i Got a white one instead and i Prefer it in white, it looks more sleek, modern and looks nice with the black buttons and aluminium back.

    But he Mini (of which i hate for many reasons,starting with Tim Cook backstabing Steve Jobs!) in my opinion looks better in Black.
  9. dinggus macrumors 65816

    Jan 17, 2012
    You hate someone for releasing a product an old CEO refused to release?

    Its time to grow up.
  10. yinz macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2012
    get a black case for movie time. Get the colour you want, and then cover up the iPad with a black case when you want to watch movies.. easy.
  11. Tikatika macrumors 6502


    Mar 12, 2012
    Northern California
    I have a white iPhone 4S, a white iPad Mini and a black iPad 3.

    I'm a girl too, and I love the white on the phone and Mini, just gorgeous! However, I think the black is better on a larger tablet, and I have no particular reason just looks better.
  12. LaurieAnn macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2011
    Our family shares a white iPad 2. But when decided to purchase my own iPad Mini, I went with the black one because the white bezel is too distracting for me.
  13. TaylorMatsu macrumors member

    Nov 8, 2012
    Personally I never noticed the differences between the two when watching videos. I had a black ipad mini then went to a white ipad 3 and then even to a black ipad 4 which I am typing on now. I noticed it mostly when I was looking at the ipad without using, as weird as that sounds. Watching videos or loading pages on a white or black ipad didn't reveal much of a difference to me.
  14. TyPod macrumors 68000


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    I have a white iPad Mini and haven't once found or even thought of the bezel as being distracting. But, as others here have said, I think you've answered your own question. Go with the black this time and see how you like it. Odds are it wont be the last iPad you purchase. :p
  15. Defender2010 macrumors 68030


    Jun 6, 2010
    Really, how much time do you have on your hands? Solution: buy a black bedsheet and cut a hole in it for the screen, then all you will see is a display and black as far as the eye can see. This colour argument is stupid. Neither black nor white distracts from the display- IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD! Gee whizz...
  16. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    I have a white iPhone 5 and white iPad mini. I really like the white color and I watch videos using it a lot. The black does blend in but it hasn't bothered me.
  17. gmikesell macrumors regular

    Aug 31, 2009
    I got the white iPad mini mainly because if the aluminum backing gets a scratch it won't be nearly as noticeable on the white one as it presumably would on the black one. I know a lot of people will use a case and feel that that is a non-issue but thats just how I roll. As far as the color of the bezel, it doesn't matter much to me if its white or black, they both look good.

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