I agree with this. I always get black for this reason. If you are reading an ebook or playing a game in the dark (or low light), it's distracting to see a big honking white border glowing around your screen.
I don't think the gold is girly, I just think it's ugly. Not so much the gold color, but the white antenna stripes look terrible on it IMO. They don't look great on any of the phones, but to me they are less annoying on the space gray and silver.
Better question... Are you so insecure with your masculinity and sexuality that you're afraid to look like less of a man for having a gold iPhone that might be seen by some as "girly"? Seriously dude you got bigger issues to worry about. Very insulting and crappy post.
Had a black 3G, 4, and 5. I love black coloring for electronic devices. But I got tired of it and got the gold 5s. It's quite shiny and unique. So I decided to get the gold this time around again. To me it just feels more unique, it's got that ooh factor when it hits the light. You'll get the Smeagol my precious feeling. I might go black next time around, just to change it up. Silver I like but when I think on it it just feels flat, like a shiny dime to a shiny gold coin.
I personally don't really like the gold color, but I don't think the white is more feminine or the black more masculine. I personally like the look of the black/gray and white/silver more. Now, if the gold had a different colored bezel it may be different but I'm not a fan of white on gold.
I'm getting a silver 6+ myself. It matches my MacBook and iPad, haha. Silver and white everything, I can dig it.
Do yourself a favor and buy the black one. The white phone may look nice and flashy at first but it gets boring really fast. Also the white front makes the phone look bigger too. And the screen will look dimmer due to the white surrounding benzel
I'm female and ordered the white and gold but haha now I'm picturing (whole other direction here) a disco dude in white pants, white shoes, a shiny gold shirt and a gold necklace. Can I get a little Bee Gees please?