I had the 5 in black and it looked fine. With the new phones having rounded edges they are less prone to anodization wearing off because the chamfered edges is what the main problem was for people. I don't know how white is classier than black, but that's your opinion.Yuck. I don't think so. I think white is classier. black shows finger prints and scratches easily. Most of the iPhone 5 I've seen look like death hit them.