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mectojic

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The blue iPhone 15 and 15 Plus...
Yeah, it's not sitting well with me at all. No matter what lighting, what camera trickery you throw at it, every single blue iPhone looks pretty much white.

It's almost so white to the point that Apple should be sued for deceptive marketing. People from home are going to order this, thinking they're actually getting a colour. Mild sarcasm, but still. I think they messed up. All the other colours can at least be considered to be accurate, despite the washed out pastels.
 

mectojic

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In the store, yeah I had to study it carefully to realise it was blue. The color infused glass helped.
But photos like this say it all:
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applepotato666

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Blue replaced the regular white/starlight models so it’s not surprising it’s the most similar to it. Color on all models is mostly on the sides and around the camera lens and the back itself is very light in reality. That said I could definitely tell it’s blue and especially so when compared to the rest of the lineup.

Honestly my favorite colors ever released. First time ever where I’ve had any second thoughts and had trouble picking among all of them, perhaps apart from the yellow.
 
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eyoungren

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The blue iPhone 15 and 15 Plus...
Yeah, it's not sitting well with me at all. No matter what lighting, what camera trickery you throw at it, every single blue iPhone looks pretty much white.

It's almost so white to the point that Apple should be sued for deceptive marketing. People from home are going to order this, thinking they're actually getting a colour. Mild sarcasm, but still. I think they messed up. All the other colours can at least be considered to be accurate, despite the washed out pastels.
Maybe if Apple calls it Blue-ish?

My wife has a purple Pixel 3a XL (as a secondary phone). Google calls it Purple-ish. You have to catch it in the right light to see the purple because otherwise it appears white.
 

mectojic

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Maybe if Apple calls it Blue-ish?

My wife has a purple Pixel 3a XL (as a secondary phone). Google calls it Purple-ish. You have to catch it in the right light to see the purple because otherwise it appears white.
That would be more honest. 'Hint of Blue' or something may work, or one of their creative marketing names like 'dew' or 'moonshine'.
 
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Geekett

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For me, it’s a kind of white cloud blue.

As I said in another topic, I
went to see them in Apple Store in person. I’m really torn between blue and pink.
Pink is more vibrant than blue but is a bit too much linked to Barbie and the camera bump is more difficult to match with a case.
Blue is very pale, so a bit dull but the camera bump hue is quite nice.
I’ll keep my phone 3 or 4 years.

Please, help me to choose ! Thank you very much for for advice 🙏

IMG_3076.jpeg
 
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eyoungren

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I find it to be a very classy color. I bought it. I looks more blue when you use the stock bubble wallpaper.

I have more things to worry about than how blue it is.
:D

I think your statement sums up perfectly to me why a lot of people continue to believe Space Gray is black. They have more things to worry about than how black it is. :)
 
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Ryan1524

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If you’re in a room with warm lights, it’ll probably look more white, as the yellow in ambient light compensates for the blue.

I do hope they bring back more saturated colours in the future. The matte back and finishes overall feels fantastic though.
 

mectojic

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It looks far more blue in person. It's certainly a very lightly tinted blue, but nobody will mistake it for white or silver.
It's only blue enough until you're up close. In the Apple store I had to search for a while until I realised I had found the blue, and not white. I imagine regular buyers who don't know all the colours will also think it's white until they look closer.

I have more things to worry about than how blue it is.
I wish I was you lol. I'm too OCD to not let it slide.
 

jm31828

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The blue iPhone 15 and 15 Plus...
Yeah, it's not sitting well with me at all. No matter what lighting, what camera trickery you throw at it, every single blue iPhone looks pretty much white.

It's almost so white to the point that Apple should be sued for deceptive marketing. People from home are going to order this, thinking they're actually getting a colour. Mild sarcasm, but still. I think they messed up. All the other colours can at least be considered to be accurate, despite the washed out pastels.
I just picked one up and love it! It's mostly white with just a a hint of blue, sort of like light blue sea glass. It's much nicer than a straight blue, in my opinion.
 

surfzen21

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I just picked one up and love it! It's mostly white with just a a hint of blue, sort of like light blue sea glass. It's much nicer than a straight blue, in my opinion.
I run on the beach a lot and always pick up sea glass so I can appreciate that reference. That's a great color.

And where I run I rarely find any blues. But out of the ones I have most are dark blue with a few pieces very light.

I have a ton of white, blue and green though.

My goal is to aquire enough to create a wave mural out of them, but I will need a lot more blues.
 

Fred Zed

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For me, it’s a kind of white cloud blue.

As I said in another topic, I
went to see them in Apple Store in person. I’m really torn between blue and pink.
Pink is more vibrant than blue but is a bit too much linked to Barbie and the camera bump is more difficult to match with a case.
Blue is very pale, so a bit dull but the camera bump hue is quite nice.
I’ll keep my phone 3 or 4 years.

Please, help me to choose ! Thank you very much for for advice 🙏

View attachment 2283078
Not generally fond of the color pink, but the 15 looks really nice in that color.
 
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mectojic

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I just picked one up and love it! It's mostly white with just a a hint of blue, sort of like light blue sea glass. It's much nicer than a straight blue, in my opinion.
Oh yeah, it's nicer than a straight blue. But I think it just leans a little too much towards white for my liking. Guess I'm annoyed because a slight increase in the blue would've been the perfect colour for me.
 
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Marko3563

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After looking at the standard series lineup the blue is seriously disappointing. To me I would prefer it to be noticeable and not a powdery type looking whitish blue. I was debating on the 15 Plus on the merit of battery but after the lackluster color choices I decided to go with the Pro Series. I do think however the Pink stole the show with the standard phones.
 

jm31828

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I run on the beach a lot and always pick up sea glass so I can appreciate that reference. That's a great color.

And where I run I rarely find any blues. But out of the ones I have most are dark blue with a few pieces very light.

I have a ton of white, blue and green though.

My goal is to aquire enough to create a wave mural out of them, but I will need a lot more blues.
Haha yes! My kids love looking for sea glass every time we go to a beach.
 
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primarycolors

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I was really looking forward to the rumored vibrant cyan so the pale blue was definitely a letdown. It is undoubtedly the new White option. On the other hand I like that it's a sneaky way to put more color in peoples pockets ;)

I'm happy with my pastel yellow 15.
 
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