Is the white better than black? Not an opinion question or me asking which is better.

LanEvo

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It seems that every place I have looked, all the white ones are sold out, yet all the black models are in stock. Anyone have a conjecture for this?
 

screensaver400

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I bought white. That said, we don't know how many of each color Apple had manufactured. It's possible they built twice as many of the black ones.
 

tonyy

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The white looks clean and Apple used it for most of their marketing this year.

I still bought a black one though.
 

thelookingglass

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I tend to see a lot more white ones where I live. But, in my opinion, black is better for watching movies and viewing photos. Less distracting than the white border.
 

LanEvo

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The white looks clean and Apple used it for most of their marketing this year.

I still bought a black one though.
I plan on getting the black one as well, as I have always owned the black in the past, however, the white may be the one to appeal to me this time. But I will most likely get the black as it is all that is available atm.
 

jinrawke

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I have one of each right now and will be returning the white tomorrow.
This is my first iPad and I had to see for myself what everyone else was saying was true.
Fingerprints are more noticeable on black
White looks especially good browsing white screen web pages.
Black looks better for everything else, especially videos. It's the same reason why you don't see TV's with white bezels.
The dark scenes just blend in with the bezel whereas the white bezel boxes the image in and makes it feel constrained/smaller.
 

azure247

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Who the hell uses ipad in bright sunlight? It is called glare.
Therefore your argument=bad
 

DS3

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And if I ever used my iPad outside, it would be in a case which blocks the bezel anyway.

I prefer black.
 

Roy G Biv

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Black absorbs light.
White reflects light.
Light =heat
White = less light absorption = lower temperatures
If the iPad New bezels are like the iPad 2, then white bezels are matte while black bezels are glossy. Thus, the black bezels probably reflect more light (you can see your reflection in them--but not the whites).

The blacks' reflections can be distracting, so I think it's a toss-up on which is more distracting. I've read before, black tends to be better for movies, while white tends to be better for text because of white page layouts.
 

orbital~debris

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I love the look of the white iPad, but I think the black edge of the display (inside the bezel, at the outermost edge of the screen) is more noticeable than it is on the black iPad, where this border blends seamlessly with the bezel colour (most of the time).
The end result is that the black iPads just seem to be glass and pixels.
The effect of the black screen edge on the white iPad draws more attention to the different constituent parts of the construction.
 

Chupa Chupa

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It seems that every place I have looked, all the white ones are sold out, yet all the black models are in stock. Anyone have a conjecture for this?
No conjecture has to be made. Apple made more black units.
 

GarryBacon

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I had the black iPhone 4, when the 4s came around I wanted to get white to prove that I have anew phone because they look practically the same (except for the antennas). So having a white iPhone was the reason I got a white iPad. I was going for the black until about 2 days before. It's amazing. White all the way. But in reality black is more popular.
 

crghwkns

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I had a white iPad 2 but went black this time. I have to say, so far I think I prefer white when it comes to browsing the web. I'm not suffering from buyer's remorse or anything, change is good, but my experience flies in the face of accepted wisdom. A white bezel blends in more naturally when viewing this forum, for instance.


Bottom line, I'll live happily with black for this generation but will be returning to white next time.
 

Built

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I went with black (again...just like my iPad 1 and 2). IMHO, the bezel on the black is less distracting...Since I use the iPad very frequently to watch movies on long plane trips, the black was the way to go for me.
 

eurobum

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I tend to see a lot more white ones where I live. But, in my opinion, black is better for watching movies and viewing photos. Less distracting than the white border.
Not just your opinion. This is pretty much FACT. Another fact, though, is that most people are sheep. If Apple presented it in yellow with pink polka dots people, even posters here, would say:

"Is it just me or is anyone else really feeling them pink polka dots? It really brings out the saturation in Angry Bird. Definitely getting that one. That's what Steve would've wanted."
 

MartyXB

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I got mine in black. Simply looks nicer when unit is off - black edge to edge so it looks bigger.