Post-Buying iPhone Decision..

eddiexhart

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Original poster
Dec 13, 2008
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So last week I finally scored an iPhone 5 via the online reservation system.
Ordered 16GB Black. Next day before I went to go pick it up, I sold my Black iPhone 4S 16 GB Unlocked for $380. Then went on over to the Apple Store and picked up my iPhone 5 Black 16GB.. While waiting with the Specialist I got to look at the White iPhone 5.. Well its been a few days and I can't help or get over how amazing the White looks. I'm really beating myself up over my decision.. Not only that, I don't know if I should just stick it out or really try exchanging, but from reading this forum, I know it may be impossible. I know I can return it then try again but then I'll really be phone-less. lol

Anybody feel the same way I do, anybody have that Post-Buying iPhone Color decision?
 

TWO2SEVEN

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Jun 27, 2010
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Keep trying the online system. Once the white is available for pickup exchange the black. Hopefully it will be within the return window. That way you won't be without a phone.
 

dasx

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Jun 18, 2012
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Barcelona
I didn't like the white 4S so went black. On iPhone 5 launch day, before getting in line, I went in and checked both models. White looked way nicer than the white 4S, but the black and slate is so amazing I decided to pass on white and go black again.

I think the main reason why I won't probably get a white (ever) is because how it looks when the screen is off. That huge 16:9 black screen in contrast with the white phone is... ugly (imo).
 

VandyChem2009

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Oct 25, 2011
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Houston, Texas
I didn't like the white 4S so went black. On iPhone 5 launch day, before getting in line, I went in and checked both models. White looked way nicer than the white 4S, but the black and slate is so amazing I decided to pass on white and go black again.

I think the main reason why I won't probably get a white (ever) is because how it looks when the screen is off. That huge 16:9 black screen in contrast with the white phone is... ugly (imo).
That's actually the reason I bought the black iPhone 5.
 

WesCole

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Jul 1, 2010
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The iPhone 5 was the first iPhone I got in white. I actually like it...mainly I like the brushed aluminum look of the back.
 

glitternarwhal

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Jun 14, 2012
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I scored myself an iPhone 5 as well, the white one. Loving everything about the phone and mine is in perfect condition. I originally wanted a black one, so I'm hoping that my store gets that model in pretty soon. I decided to just go ahead, get the white one to see if I liked the phone. So far, so good. :)
 

Geffen

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Sep 23, 2007
387
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Michigan
So last week I finally scored an iPhone 5 via the online reservation system.
Ordered 16GB Black. Next day before I went to go pick it up, I sold my Black iPhone 4S 16 GB Unlocked for $380. Then went on over to the Apple Store and picked up my iPhone 5 Black 16GB.. While waiting with the Specialist I got to look at the White iPhone 5.. Well its been a few days and I can't help or get over how amazing the White looks. I'm really beating myself up over my decision.. Not only that, I don't know if I should just stick it out or really try exchanging, but from reading this forum, I know it may be impossible. I know I can return it then try again but then I'll really be phone-less. lol

Anybody feel the same way I do, anybody have that Post-Buying iPhone Color decision?
I can relate to this, I was in the online Apple reservation system the last few nights hoping for a 16GB in Black and none was there even the White ones were not available until Wednesday night i was able to get a White 16GB even though i wanted a Black one. When i went to the Apple store yesterday to pick it up I asked the specialist if i could exchange the white one for a black one and she said they did not have stock. I had already sold my iphone 4 so rather than being without a phone I went ahead and stayed with the white one instead of doing a return then taking a chance in waiting for whenever the Black iphones come available. It seems like the stock must appear at random on the Apple reservation site as i did see a few people in the Apple store picking up Black iPhones.
 

Mrbobb

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Aug 27, 2012
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Apple should really make a "convertible" for u guys who can't make up ur minds.

This may help you decide: There is a thread here that goes, "I notice Asians and Women tend to go for Whites!" ;)

Another thread says "White Back too shinny!"


Personally I go white, but don't go by me. My reason: 5 too easy to scratch, and when scratched u see the shinny aluminum under. White u don't notice as much. BUT DON'T GO BY ME!
 
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