Important Question about White iPhone Material

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by klex, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. klex macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Well, it's important to me anyway.

    I was wondering whether the material they are using for the white iPhone is the same they are using for the macbooks. The reason why I ask is that I've seen so many white macbooks with yellow blemishes near the trackpad, presumably from people's hands. I'd hate to get a white iPhone only to have it turn yellow after a few months.

    Anyone know?
  2. Jeremy1026 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2007
    They probably do use a comparable material for the cases. But, what you are referring to about the area near the trackpad is a different material then the outer case of the MB.
  3. komiothebeat macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
    Corona, CA
    i second this question i would like to know.

    im going to be getting a white one, but worried about it changing color :(
  4. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    If they have used the same materials as the macbooks, it's a form of ABS.

    Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene - Plastic (basically).

    Its a material which does have characteristics of waring and tint after long use.

  5. klex thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Is the outer casing more durable?
  6. AboveTheChaos macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2008
    Ok great, I hadn't even thought about this until you mentioned it and I was seriously considering it! Now I'm wondering too. But, if you think about it, the white iPods didn't have that problem, did they? I think we may be ok. I'll have to see it up close to decide.
  7. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    For the macbook, every few months I use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to carefully clean the area around the trackpad. I use just enough water to make the sponge damp and I barely touch the laptop - just a very light touch and it cleans in seconds.
  8. klex thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Wait, so I have to clean my phone every so often?! I'm sure I'll love it, but it would be too much of a hassle if I'd have to clean so often.

    So much thinking apparently goes into the design of this thing, and then they can't even use material that doesn't blemish. I don't get it.
  9. ec51 macrumors 6502

    Jun 28, 2008
    The white macbook plastic is more of a dull, flat white...if that makes sense. Whereas the iPhone 3G looks much more shiny....


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