Possible White iPad issues?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Macostendoto, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. Macostendoto macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2010
    I really like the idea of the white iPad and I'm planning on making my iPad 2 a big purchase with 64GB storage Wi-Fi only. But I'm really nervous about the idea of the white iPad getting discolored or yellowed over time? What are the odds? Does anyone know what kind of machining the iPad goes through to make it white? So I'm wondering whether to get black because its reliable or white because I like it. Please help me make a choice. March 11th is coming!
  2. xMBPx macrumors regular

    Dec 29, 2010
    The way I see it, it's new.. so there's no way to tell how it will be in a few years unless they've tested that- which is highly unlikely.

    As for color selection- black seems more professional and business like, while white seems to be more of a toy.

    If you're looking for good resale value, which it seems like you are, then I would go with black. On top of all the other reasons, white just seems to be a fad and "different," and that will fade away soon enough... unless the white looks really nice and game changing in person..
  3. jedolley macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2009
    Keep in the mind that you will never touch the white bezel as it's going to be covered by the glass. The only way that I could think of that may cause any sort of discoloring might be internal component heat. This is probably unlikely as the first iPad was cool to the touch, and Apple has probably tested for this sort of thing.
  4. ajvizzgamer101 macrumors 65816

    Mar 3, 2008
    United States
    Apple had several months of testing with the iPhone 4. So I am assuming they have perfected it.
  5. londoner888 macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2010
    Tottenham, London
    I will be getting an iPad 2 in White for sure.
    Just seems a lot fresher and newer than black and a more obvious change from iPad 1 if that makes sense.

    I've had plenty of White apple gadgets... White iPods, White 3G and 3Gs and have never had any issues with discolouration whatsoever.

    Even if it were to discolour which it won't, you most likely would have moved onto an iPad 3 by then anyways.

    Regarding White being a "fad" and that it will "fade away soon"... is bs considering that Apple products have always come in White from day 1!!!
    And having sold white iPhones... Colour does not affect resale value in my experience.
  6. SteveKnobs macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2010
    Not sure I agree with this. I don't think white is a fad at all (Macbooks?). I think it comes down to personal taste and what the individual is into. I've seen Engadget's hands-on photo's of both the black and white next to each other. The white looks freaking awesome. In a way I feel like it looks more classy than the black. It also seems to look more "high-tech" and advanced- like the high-end futuristic piece of technology that it truly is. I'm still torn between which I will buy. The first iPad was black, so I kind of want to change it up a little. And again like I said, the white looks awesome.
  7. neko girl macrumors 6502a

    neko girl

    Jan 20, 2011
    My Gen 1 iPod is still white. Apple knows how to make a white device. Stop worrying about it.
  8. Kadin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2009
    As already said, white is nothing new to Apple. I certainly wouldn't worry about it...
  9. Pballer110 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2010
    I doubt there will be any huge problems with the white ipad. It basically comes down to personal preference which you like.
  10. Macostendoto thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2010
    I talked to an apple employee on chat and they said it's possible but I dunno if she was really educated in the matter. Still it dent give me confidence
  11. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    I don't see why it would turn yellow. It's covered by glass.
  12. Macostendoto thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2010
    Well I have made my descison. White iPad 64GB Wi-Fi only. I trust that Apple doesn't want another white iPone 4 fiasco so they've probably perfected their methods. White is classic Apple and it will make it more unique over the millions of black iPads out there. Also if anything does happen with yellowing or issues with the white I'm sure apple will have a fix. I don't feel like they'll say "screw you you should've gotten black" because I felt like on the apple site and on the the videos the White version was really pushed to the forefront and could be a sign that Apple is going minimalist and clean again bringing back some classic design elements coupled with breakthrough technology.:apple:
  13. mdlooker macrumors 65816


    Mar 7, 2011
    Hmm what about cases??

    The way I see it, isn't the thing going to be covered up by some sort of case anyway thus hiding the color of the ipad?? I'm just waiting for the otterbox to come out and I'm snatching it up.. This is my 1st ipad so forgive me if I'm incorrect in my assumption.
  14. number9 macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2004

    No need to worry- the white iPad will NOT yellow. The white color is paint on the back side of the display glass. You will never touch the "white", just the glass. It won't yellow from you touching it any more than any other touch screen discolors from your hands, which is not at all.
  15. babydinosaur macrumors newbie

    Apr 20, 2010
    I've had a white iMac since whenever they came out years ago and it doesn't have any yellowing.
  16. Davichi macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2011
    I never heard of any stories that White iPhone 3GS became yellow...

    Why would this iPad be any different?

    Apple will cover you up for a year, so no worries with this yellow or w/e issues that people worry about.
  17. USGIshimura macrumors member

    May 30, 2010
    God no! I wouldn't dare cover up such a beautiful design with an atrocious case.

    You want to protect a sheet of glass and aluminium with plastic or rubber? A Smartcover, yes. A case, ugh.

    That's my personal thoughts, of course.:D
  18. Q Bert macrumors regular

    Q Bert

    Mar 7, 2011
    Chicago Burbs
    USGIshimura, my thoughts exactly. Smart Cover and invisible Shield for protection. No bulky cases. THIN IS IN !!!

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