iPad iPad Air - White or Black?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AbSoluTc, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    I currently have the Space Gray/Black iPad. I got it because I like how the black bezel blends away when watching movies/videos. However, I am not a fan of the Space Gray. I just replaced my black iPhone with a silver 5S and LOVE IT! I am now contemplating swapping my iPad to silver/white. Do you all think the white border will be a problem?

    Just looking for input/advice. :D

    Thanks!
     
  2. markdaim macrumors newbie

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    Why you can not rely on your own taste? It's silly obtain the views of the majority.
     
  3. Menel macrumors 603

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    Time to be a big boy and figure out what you want.

    They wouldn't offer the white border if it was a problem. Some prefer, some do not.
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Do a search & you will find a billion and one threads on this subjective subject. But why waste your time reading about it? Go to the store and use each for a while -- problem solved.

    But somewhat confused. The space gray is on the back -- you don't even look at it. Plus it's still darker than the silver on the white version.
     
  5. AbSoluTc thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Funny, I feel the same way as the comments here. Lol. I just need to decide for myself. Was hoping there was someone out there that had the same issue at one point. It's cool, I will figure it out. :D
     
  6. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 601

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    This is a question only the buyer can answer as it is personal choice. I bought the White iPad Air as personally I think it looks better. I found the bezel being white doesn't affect my experience at all. That is just my opinion though :)
     
  7. urkel macrumors 68030

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    I tend to buy the black version of products, but I feel that White hardware goes better with iOS7's bright color palette. So I feel that my iPhone 5s/iO7 was the slickest looking phone ever.

    I used the same reasoning when buying an iPad Mini but I was surprised that I didnt actually like white for tablets due to the reasons you mentioned. Since a tablet is larger hardware then that bezel tends to be noticed a lot more than I expected. I ended up selling the Mini in favor of an Air and this time I chose black and it's less distracting when viewing/editing photos or watching video.

    So the bottom line is... who cares. :D

    (Seriously though, why do people go to discussion forums and try to discourage discussions?)
     
  8. bambooshots macrumors 6502a

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    Does the device fit your needs?

    It seems a bit ridiculous to me to go and return an item like this just because of color.

    But that's just me
     
  9. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I like white! It's different and stands out. But it's all personal opinion.
     
  10. Iceboie macrumors member

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    Since I read news more on the iPad than playing games and watching movies, I believe that a white iPad is more prefer than a black/space gray one.
     
  11. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    Unless, youre female, not in a good way.
     
  12. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    I am a male.

    I know plenty of other males who prefer white over black.
     
  13. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    I have had both, and it's not that big of a deal. Making the choice is the tough part.

    My quick synopsis:
    White: I like better for Safari and iBooks. These are my main uses.
    Black: I like better for movies

    At the moment I have a white iPad 3 but thinking of a white rMini.
     
  14. Iceboie macrumors member

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    So, are you a dude or a lady? Or a dude that looks like a lady?
     
  15. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Dude. Old dude.:cool:
     
  16. Misskitty macrumors 6502

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    Maybe its just me, but I find white ipads to be too feminine for males. I could not see a very masculine male owning a white ipad, but I can and do see feminine males using one all the time. It just suits them and their persona. Its too flashy and it just screams "look I have an Apple device." Its not as bad as say a pink ipad, but its not far from it.
     
  17. Iceboie macrumors member

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    All of my iPhones (3gs, 4s, 5, and 5s) are blacks but somehow, I have chosen silver/white for my iPad mini w/retina display this time around. I guess because all of my itech toys are black such as my Nexus 7, Nook HD+, Samsung Galaxy, and etc, I want some different.

    :apple:
     
  18. luckylisp macrumors 6502

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    It's just personal preference. I far prefer the white personally.
     
  19. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Me, I just go back and forth it seems. I am in my white phase at the moment.
     
  20. Iceboie macrumors member

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    I can tell that you're in touch with your feminine side. :D
     
  21. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a

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    I had both colors and you can't go wrong either way.
     
  22. TC400 macrumors 6502a

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    Its a unisex color for the most part.
     
  23. Prabas macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 7 looks better on white devices, take a look at Apple's photos. I'd take the white one.
     
  24. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Pure folly.
    (Likewise it is weak to state a female with a black iPad is too masculine.)

    Purchase what you like- what you enjoy.
     

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