iPhone X silver = white ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lancastor, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. lancastor macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    On all videos and on the Apple Store the iPhone silver looks like a white back. Is it really a pure white?

    Why Apple calls it „silver“ and not „white“?
  2. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    It’s referring to the stainless steel band around the phone. I’m assuming it’ll be a more raw stainless look like on the Apple Watch. But yes it looks like the back is white, which will hide fingerprints and scratches better.
  3. craftEcowgirl macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Will the silver really have a white back? As have seen articles that say picture is misleading
  4. ssrij Suspended

    Dec 16, 2016
    United Kingdom
    Totally wrong. The back is silver. Apple has never in the history of iPhone referred to the colour as the colour of the band/sides. It's always the back.


  5. FoxD macrumors 6502a

    Apr 28, 2010
  6. democracyrules macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2016
    Very nice pictures. However, space gray looks much nicer than the shown pictures. Thank you. I am excited about space gray will not get sold fastest as the majority potential X buyers according to MacRumor forum participants will get silver one and make space gray more available. Too bad no red color is made. Outside red, black is the best color.
  7. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
    Of the two I like the silver version better. I think the back will show less fingerprints / scratches as well, although most would just put some sort of case.
  8. ACST Suspended

    Sep 5, 2016
    That's not black but dark grey and looks great until you start touching it. Have you seen the hands-on videos? Smudge fest.
  9. deuxani macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2010
    Well, it totally depends on the lighting. You chose pictures with dark lighting which make it look less white, but there are many examples where the back looks completely white:


    As the 8 and 8 Plus are also said to be "silver", it's fairly easy to just go to an Apple Store and see the silver 8 in real life. Then you know how white or silvery it is in real life.


    To me the stainless steel band is silvery in colour, but the back just looks very very light grey and not silver. Just Google image search the colour silver, it's much darker than the back of these new iPhones.
  10. noobinator macrumors 603


    Jun 19, 2009
    Pasadena, CA
    It's somewhere between silver and white and can look very silver or very white depending on your lighting. The thing about colors is there's tons of options in between "White" and "Silver".
  11. the future macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2002
    As you can see in the last picture, the X is actually different / a little darker / more silvery in comparison to the 8/8+. Still both aren‘t white but a very light grey.
  12. Apple-of-my-eye macrumors regular


    Sep 18, 2014
    We own a silver Town and Country minivan- sometimes it actually looks white- I have the feeling the X silver may have the same effect.
  13. Reno Raines macrumors 65816

    Jul 19, 2015
  14. xsimplyjosh macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2015
    They all will have the stainless steel band, and i dont think the color of the band will differ to much, i think its just the back that's changed. they are using silver and space grey because those words sound "premium and better" than "black and white"
  15. Gathomblipoob macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2009
    In the hands-on videos I've seen, the band on the Space Gray X looks pretty dark to me, similar to the edge on the space gray 8 Plus.

    EDIT: I'm thinking I probably misunderstood your post.

    iPhone X Sides.JPG
  16. TroyBoy30 macrumors 68020


    Jun 9, 2009
    Atlanta GA
    silver would be silver. if it was white they would call it white
  17. orev macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    The pictures where it looks white are wrong because most of them have no reference "white" color in the background, so the camera recalibrates the white point to the brightest thing in the frame -- which is the phone. So it calls that silver "white" and records it as such. The pics from ssrij are the most accurate since there is a very well defined source of white balance behind it.
  18. bnekic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2013
    Cleveland, OH
    Well they do it with the watches. Go to an Apple store and look at the “silver” iPhone 8, it’s the faintest hint of silver on the back. Looks white most of the time.
  19. JPack macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2017
    It's much closer to white than it is to silver. The real color looks similar to the typical 92 brightness recycled office copy paper. The front white bezel is similar to 98 or 100 brightness paper.

    Most people are expecting silver to have metallic specks or be reflective. The "silver" iPhone 8 is neither.
  20. micqo macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2014
    It looks so cool! I will prefer white-silver this year. I hope there is no any black micro dots on edges… :rolleyes:
  21. blairian89 macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2016
    If it is the same as the new silver, it is almost white.
  22. AJsAWiz macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2007
    Actually the silver looks pretty good. It all comes down to personal preference but honestly I could go with either color, I think.
  23. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Omg good thing you showed this. Ugly as hell, looks like dirty white. Black it is, if ever
  24. Relentless Power, Oct 4, 2017
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2017

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Sometimes Apples coloring schemes that they have labeled, don't always appropriately fit The iPhone the way they look. Space gray being one of them over the years. This new silver iPhone definitely looks more white to me.
  25. x-evil-x macrumors 601


    Jul 13, 2008
    I prefer this color this year. I like the toned down white look to it. I dont need a blazing titanium white color. Having the back front makes this phone the best imo in a most colors of iPhone ever.
    Ive wanted a light colored back with black glass front since iPhone 5.

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