Is the white iPad really that bad???

Discussion in 'iPad' started by shannonleonard, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. shannonleonard macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    All the blogs and reviewers seem to be saying that the white iPad makes the tablet's colors more dull, compared to black one. I love how the white iPad looks --- but I would not want the color to compromise day-to-day use.

    Is the white really that bad?

    I hope not, but if the white rim really is too distracting then I would be open to go for the black.
  2. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Nope, it's a bandwagon. The screen is so bright I can't see a case where it's an issue.
  3. OceanView macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2005
    It's fine.
    I personally think it looks better than the black.
  4. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2010
  5. OT2000 macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2007
    My wife and I got black and white and we don't see any difference.

    Just get whatever bezel you like and you won't be disappointed.
  6. maclook macrumors 65816

    Nov 2, 2008
  7. EvilC5 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 22, 2010
    Hanover MD
  8. dmaul1114 macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2011
    Just personal preference. I prefer black, but don't see anything wrong with white really. I just think white makes the border (which is already to wide IMO) stand out more than the black does.
  9. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Imho, if you like watching movies, then get the black bezel, you'll thank me later! :)
  10. nlkccom macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2008
    If it bothers you, then exchange it for a black. If it doesn't, then you don't have too. Go with what YOU like, not what others like, or not even what the majority likes. It's YOUR iPad, go with the color that YOU like. Easy as that.
  11. zenio macrumors 6502

    Feb 2, 2011
    It's no different than any other decision regarding color, you've got to decide after you see it.

    My preference is Black
  12. sillyrabbitt macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2009
    +1 thing is slick!
  13. shannonleonard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    I didn't know that you could exchange it just because you didn't like the color, thanks! :)
  14. berrylicious macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    Everyone's preference is different go with what you like. Don't worry about what everyone else thinks. Personally I bought the white one I brought it home and after a couple of hours I found the white bezel too distracting and ended up returning it.
  15. eddiexhart macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2008
    North Hollywood CA
    I had my white for a day and actually just got back from exchanging it for a black one. Personally, I'm happier now with the color... the light bleed on the other hand... not so much. Gonna go back in a few days and swap out for a new one. Other than that, I like black better. :D
  16. shannonleonard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011
    Thanks for the responses!

    hmmm, I wonder, does the white bezel stand out when watching a movie in the dark?
  17. shannonleonard thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2011

    Was exchanging it easy or was it more of a hassle?
  18. CrosshairDF2 macrumors member

    Jul 13, 2008
  19. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  20. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
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    I'm sure it's just some people being paranoid. I personally felt black was a better fit. But I do like the way the white looks. Just prefer black
  21. gmans46 macrumors regular

    Feb 24, 2011
    got the white, i have a little backlight issue but no issue with the white bezel itself i will not be returning for a black for sure.
  22. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert


    Sent from someone who owns one.
  23. HeatherA macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2009
    I'm sitting in a dark room typing this and my white bezel is unnoticeable. I love the white!!!
  24. kal7467 macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
    Who ever gets distracted by a white bezel really ness to see a doctor for some OCD do you even drive without getting distracted by your a-pillars and crashing...I think some people are just mad they chose one way or the other and are trying to make themselves feel better
  25. kwajkat macrumors regular


    Aug 17, 2009
    Got to compare the white and black models today. I was surprised to see the difference between the two as I was leaning towards the white one until I saw the difference. The colors in the same photo were brighter and pop out better with the black and the movies stood out as well. So it was a no brainer for me, I went with the black.

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