People with white iphones...

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  1. RyCan3 macrumors 6502

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    So I am debating on getting the black or white iphone 4s. I currently have the black iphone 4. I was wondering if anyone can see a difference in their white iphones. For example, color disfiguration. Is your phone changing to a yellowish color? Does white iphones have a higher resell value? Thanks in advance for your input. :)
     
  2. tx26257 macrumors member

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    I would be interested to
     
  3. OneMike macrumors 601

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    White iPhones definitely have a higher resale value, at least now. As far as color changes or anything, no. It's under the glass. I haven't noticed this on either model.
     
  4. Craiger macrumors 6502a

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    I would like to second this question, and add one.

    Do you have problems with dirt on or around the small white plastic bezel around the screen?
     
  5. jcapz macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info! I was just wondering this last night because if and when I upgrade, I was thinking of switching to the white one. Always wondered if the white plastic around the bezel looked discolored easily.
     
  6. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Exactly. When I got my iPad 2, I went to the store and played around with the white model (I already had the original iPad so was familiar with the black).

    To me, and maybe it was the store lighting, but the iPad 2 just seemed to have a yellowish cast to the white. I looked at a few of them and they all looked that way. That turned me off so I ended up getting the black one, and I'm happy with it.

    Once again, with the iPhone 4S, I'm revisiting the possibility of white. Will probably have to go to the store again to get my hands on one.
     
  7. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    I remember someone posting on here a while ago regarding the plastic besel around the screen getting a bit dirty or something.

    Not going to phase me though, definitely getting one in white this time around.
     
  8. 1080p macrumors 68020

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    True...I sold my white 32GB AT&T on eBay for $550 last week. The black version of the same was going for over $100 less!

    But... White has been out for only a few months... less on the market used... so their worth more. This time next year, I can't say it would be the same scenario.
     
  9. Trius macrumors 6502a

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    Curious as well...

    While i'm disappointed about no iPhone 5, i have always liked the iPhone 4 design.... So, because of my urge to have shiny new things :D and having carried a black one from day one, i'm considering a white iPhone 4s this time around... Come to think of it... i'm sure apple has considered all of the iPhone 4 customers that wanted a white phone but couldnt get one, will now get a white iPhone 4s.
     
  10. profets macrumors 68040

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    I've been using a white iPhone for 3-4 months and haven't seen any discolouration at all. No issues either with dirt or stuff going around creases or the home button.

    I say if you're interested in it and had the black iPhone 4 then try it out and do it different for the 4S.
     
  11. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I guess one could always return the white model if not happy...
     
  12. RyCan3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thats what i was thinking... whats the return policy? 30 days?
     
  13. 8ght macrumors newbie

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    And another question for you who have seen it or own(ed) it: does your impression of the color differ between seeing it on the web and the real thing, and in what way? (yes I should probably get my lazy ass over to a store)
     
  14. Dubthedankest macrumors regular

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    The whites are totally fine. I got mine on the day of the white launch and it still looks brand new. No issues with dirt or dust and it doesn't show fingerprints nearly as bad as the black.

    I was quoted $280 from Gazelle for the 32GB which looks to be in line with the black model.

    As far as looks it looks pretty much exactly like it does in all the Apple promo videos online - amazing.
     
  15. profets macrumors 68040

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    Even more amazing seeing and holding it in person. Couple close friends of mine who always bought the black iPhone (3G, 3GS, 4) and are fans of the black design - when they saw white in person they said "I think next time i'm going to consider the white. Something about it is hard to resist".
     
  16. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Apples return policy is 14 days, with no restocking fee. I don't know about att or Verizon.
     
  17. tubalores macrumors member

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    I haven't had any issues with my white iphone 4 at all! I have carried it both in cases and naked and still nothing. I was concerned as well, as I wear makeup, carry the phone in pockets and in purses, and generally did not want to constantly be cleaning the phone. iP4 is still stark white and beautiful after months and months of constant use!
     
  18. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    I'm in the same boat. I wanted a white iPhone from the day they were announced, but bought black instead since it was the only option at the time. All the new features, plus a shiny, new, white phone are rather enticing.
     
  19. Certinfy macrumors 6502a

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    Good to hear the white is fine. :) Wouldn't even think about getting a black 4S to be honest, white all the way! :D
     
  20. RyCan3 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks everyone for their input. I think White it is!!!
     
  21. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    I've had both black and white iphone 4 Currently using white. White looks much better and doesn't look as smudged and fingerprinted with normal use. The white does not discolor it is behind the glass. Edges can get dirt... just have to clean them... I use no protection on my phone.
     
  22. redgaz26 macrumors 68020

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    I'm getting white too. Can't wait. Though I've had a few silly texts off my pals saying the white one is for woman. !! Oh well. I don't care. !
     

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