iPhone 6 - Black vs White

Which iPhone 6 color option should I choose?

  • Black/Space Gray

    Votes: 29 72.5%
  • White/Silver

    Votes: 11 27.5%

  • Total voters
    40

AppleGeek1127

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Dec 30, 2014
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Since my iPhone 5 is roughly 2 years old, I'm due for a new phone. The logical upgrade path would be the iPhone 6.

Currently, I'm using a Black/Slate iPhone 5 and I think it's the sleekest iPhone design ever to leave Cupertino. Sadly, I have run into the common problem of the finish scuffing off and revealing raw aluminum.

This clearly wouldn't be a problem with the White/Siver iPhone 6 - but I find the white bezel distracting while viewing content.

Can anyone tell me if the Black/Space Gray iPhone 6 still scuffs?
 

ssl0408

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Sep 22, 2013
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I have a scuff on the space gray 6, and it's not from being dropped. I don't use a case and I'm careful with it so it's disappointing. I've had the phone for a llittle over two months now and I noticed the scuff about a month ago.
 

JaJaWa

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Feb 16, 2013
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Some of the display Space Grey phones are actually scuffed in my local Apple Store!

I got the white 6 Plus and was concerned about the bezels at first but I've found when the screen is turned on the white can actually be less distracting than black, especially if you have your phone on the table or are using it in the dark.
 

sunking101

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Sep 19, 2013
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I had a black i4 and went for the white i5. No regrets with the colour whatsoever, so I went with a white/silver 6+ this time around. No scuffs as yet, but they would still show up. Maybe not as noticeably as the space grey but ultimately I just prefer the white front. Black phones look dull IMO.
 

RiddlaBronc

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Oct 14, 2013
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I have a gold 5s and now a space grey 6 plus. I love the sleek look black gives the phone. You cant tell where the screen end making it seem bigger
 

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dontwalkhand

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Jul 5, 2007
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I prefer the black iPhone, because it blends in with my other Apple stuff better, such as the MacBook Pro, and iMac. The white one does not match any of my other Apple items.
 

Bamff

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May 6, 2013
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I have a scuff on the space gray 6, and it's not from being dropped. I don't use a case and I'm careful with it so it's disappointing. I've had the phone for a llittle over two months now and I noticed the scuff about a month ago.
Pics Plz. I've read on other threads about the screen scratching, and the aluminum coating rubbing off.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Jan 17, 2013
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Since my iPhone 5 is roughly 2 years old, I'm due for a new phone. The logical upgrade path would be the iPhone 6.

Currently, I'm using a Black/Slate iPhone 5 and I think it's the sleekest iPhone design ever to leave Cupertino. Sadly, I have run into the common problem of the finish scuffing off and revealing raw aluminum.

This clearly wouldn't be a problem with the White/Siver iPhone 6 - but I find the white bezel distracting while viewing content.

Can anyone tell me if the Black/Space Gray iPhone 6 still scuffs?
Some people get easily distracted by a white bezel and some people like me don't. If you feel you'll find your eyes drifting off the content and getting glued to the fact the phone has a white bezel, my advice would be to go with the Slate Grey option. It seems like the logical choice given your circumstances.

The Slate Grey does not scruff anywhere near as bad as the Black Slate iPhone 5. Obviously it will still mark if mistreated but I doubt you will have issues with it if you are used to your previous phone.
 

AndrewR23

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Some of the display Space Grey phones are actually scuffed in my local Apple Store!

I got the white 6 Plus and was concerned about the bezels at first but I've found when the screen is turned on the white can actually be less distracting than black, especially if you have your phone on the table or are using it in the dark.
how can white be less distracting as you don't see the black bezels but see the white? you see any tvs with white bezels?
 

AndrewR23

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I own a 27" Samsung TV with a white bezel.
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Neither Black or White iPhone's have distracting bezels. It is complete nonsense. It is more a psychological barrier than a physical one.

Wow, walk into my local best buy and didn't see one single white bezel tv for sale.

It being distracting or not is an opinion though.

edit-WALKED, not walk lol.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Wow, walk into my local best buy and didn't see one single white bezel tv for sale.

It being distracting or not is an opinion though.

edit-WALKED, not walk lol.
It might be a European/Asian thing perhaps. They do exist and are quite common in my part of the World lol

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/small-screen-tvs-up-to-32/samsung-t24d391-24-led-tv-white-10010873-pdt.html#cat-0

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/small-screen-tvs-up-to-32/samsung-ue22h5610-smart-22-led-tv-white-22093823-pdt.html#cat-0

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-blu-ray/televisions/small-screen-tvs-up-to-32/lg-28lb490u-smart-28-led-tv-10001817-pdt.html#cat-0

Yeah as I say I think it is a psychological barrier rather than the component affecting the use IMHO. When I watch TV I am about 15 feet away and the foreground rarely distracts me unless I have a mental toddler trying to climb my legs. It is the same for the phone, I simply concentrate on the screen. :)
 

thekayman

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Oct 23, 2014
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You cant tell where the screen end making it seem bigger
Actually, having played with them side by side, the white iPhone seems bigger than the black one. Front and back.

I personally have the black one and it seems much more scratch resitant compared to the slate iPhone 5 I previously owned. 4 months on no scratches. However, the space gray color is nothing like the black/slate iPhone 5. I actually like the current silver over it but that only comes with the white front.
 

aphexacid

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I have a gold 5s and now a space grey 6 plus. I love the sleek look black gives the phone. You cant tell where the screen end making it seem bigger
Thats why i got a space grey 6+ as well. The white phone novelty wore off quick for me with my 5S. I have to use a case with my iphones. I find something super thin, but i always use something since the 4 came out. So i had a white gold 5S, and it was always in some black or grey case. So whats the point?

Plus, the black screen always looks so much more natural.
 

Ke1ington

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Dec 29, 2009
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I've been using the space gray model for a few weeks now with no case and I'm scuff free. I haven't dropped it or tossed it around carelessly but I wouldn't nexessarily say I baby the phone either.

Look at it this way: it adds character if it does happen to get marked.
 

AAPLinc

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Jul 27, 2012
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Almost went with white on the 6, but chose Space Gray instead.

My past iPhones have all been white. My first iPhone was a white 4S, then I got the white 5S, now have a gray 6.

It is true that the finish on the white will be less prone to showing scratches and scuffs because it is more a natural color aluminum, so imperfections match the aluminum color and it blends in. With the gold or space gray, scratches will show more easily because when it gets scratched, the raw aluminum underneath the finish will stand out.

Despite all of this, I had my eye on the space gray ever since they came out with the color for the 5S and I do not regret my decision, I like that the front glass is now completely blacked out instead of having the contrasting white bezel/black screen. I do feel white was more "Apple" looking, however there is an unmatched sleekness to the look of the space gray.

And either way, its covered by a black water resistant case so it wouldnt matter the finish. :apple:
 

AppleGeek1127

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Dec 30, 2014
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To make the decision easier, I'm going to add a poll to this thread. People can now vote on which iPhone color option they think would be the best one to purchase.
 

AppleTech22

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I have went back to my old iPhone 5 because of how much I have come to dislike the black front of the 6. Never getting a black phone again :mad:
 

Defender2010

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To make the decision easier, I'm going to add a poll to this thread. People can now vote on which iPhone color option they think would be the best one to purchase.
Why would we vote for what phone you should get? That's crazy. Get what u like. There are enough threads here regarding colour to reveal the supposed pros and cons of each colour.
 

got556

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Jul 7, 2013
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I prefer black bezels. All of my Notes were white, all of my iPhones have been black. My g/f loves white bezels and her 6 is gold. The one drawback IMHO about the black faced iPhones, or any phones for that matter are it's easier to see fingerprints and smudge marks.
 

AAPLinc

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The one drawback IMHO about the black faced iPhones, or any phones for that matter are it's easier to see fingerprints and smudge marks.
Funny that you said that. When I got my 5S in 2013, I originally got the space gray because it was a new color and I thought it looked slick. Once I got it I realized how badly the front glass showed prints and smudges and I returned it for the silver/white 5S.

For the 6, I sort of accepted the prints and just wipe off with a microfiber cloth a few times a day. But the fingerprints and smudges did really annoy me at first! White barely shows them at all. White can also show dirt and gunkb though, in the crevices, that you wont see on the black.