Return current iPhone 5 (white/silver) for black/slate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 9th Wonder, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. 9th Wonder macrumors member

    9th Wonder

    Mar 24, 2013
    Currently, I am having second thoughts about my current iPhone 5, which is in the white and silver color configuration. As much as I like the elegance and appealing atheistic look, the black and slate version just looks plain bad-ass. IMO, the black looks more sleek and stealth, but I am really concerned with the potential in-box scratches.

    Should I just stick it out and keep the white/silver iPhone 5 and its classiness , or go to the Apple store and return it for something out of The Dark Knight?

    Another thing to note in my situation is that I will be forced to use this iPhone 5 for the next three years as I have decided to go contract-less + unlocked. Longevity of the phone is a must.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated!
  2. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    Are you still within 14 day return period?
  3. 9th Wonder thread starter macrumors member

    9th Wonder

    Mar 24, 2013
    I have a 30 day return period and I'm about 2 weeks in
  4. Luis2004 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2012
    That's great.
  5. Sean76 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 10, 2013
    I have the white one and had to go through 4 boxes to get one that didn't have dings and scratches on either the rear aluminum or dings on the chamfered edges.

    My lady has the black one and it was perfect out of the box and has been in a Diztronic TPU case since she got it and it somehow still managed to get a few nicks even while in the

    It's a catch 22 either way...both will get nicked and scratched, just go with what u like more.
  6. Bako-MacAddict macrumors 68000


    Jun 7, 2012
    Personally if your heart is going with the black go with the black&slate color . End of story . I had the black since launched and loved it . Sold it for $620 on Craigslist this weekend and found a brand new white and silver for $500 new hehehe. Long story short, I love the white one . Sleek and elegant looks really awesome . I like how my "black" color keyboard from cydia looks with the black and white combination #
  7. moldy lunchbox macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I have the white iphone 4 which I think looks better than the white 5 so I couldn't really be pressed to buy it. So went with the black for the 5. I love the sleek look, especially when its naked the lcd completely blends with the device so it looks like one flat piece of slate, unlike the black lcd on the white's glass. I would exchange it now before it's too late if you really wanted. Then again, if you really wanted it you probably would have bought that the first time.
  8. mackandproud macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    You are absolutely correct and this has been my experience as well. I didn't want to believe one of the apple employees who told me this, but experience proves this is correct.
  9. Tyler23 macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I have the black iPhone 5 now, but have really started to like the white..I've put a posting on Craigslist asking for a trade (my black for someone's white), and I've gotten a few bites.

    My fiancee thinks I should just stick with what I have, but it's so tempting. I had a black 4S, and have had this black 5 since late September.

    Any advice? Thoughts?
  10. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
  11. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    My black 32 was perfect out of the box, and still is today. I have slider case on it and its been dropped 1/2 dozen times. Not a single scratch.
  12. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA

  13. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2011
    Miami, FL
    The good thing about the white i5 is the resell value. It exceeds the black one. All the time.
  14. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    I have a black 4S, but I prefer the white on the 5 for some reason. The white on that 5 looks very Apple, more so, than the Black - just my opinion and observation. But if your instincts is telling you black, you have to follow that. I'm planning on getting my parents a 5 or 5S, unlocked at T-Mobile, and I'm suggesting white for them. It looks so good.
  15. dwaynewilliams macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2013
    I just swapped my black iPhone 5 with a white one. The white looks better to me.
  16. beMaC macrumors member

    Mar 21, 2011
    I had black iPhone 4 and 4s and went for white on the 5. I personally thinks it looks much better, and prob would never go back to black in the future. Only you can make the decision, but you have to realize both will get scratched and dented. They both don't stay 'out of box' condition forever.
  17. barkomatic macrumors 68040

    Aug 8, 2008
    If you like the black one then get it, but understand that even with the black iPhone 5 no one is going to mistake you for Batman in The Dark Knight -- nor will it make you particularly "stealthy". I think you believe that people are far more interested in you than they actually are.
  18. Knockworstface macrumors regular


    Feb 26, 2013

    What if he puts on a Dark Knight Batman costume? Ever think of that?:rolleyes:
  19. 9th Wonder, Apr 7, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 7, 2013

    9th Wonder thread starter macrumors member

    9th Wonder

    Mar 24, 2013
    Here is what I learned from reading the opinion from a fellow member: The resell value of the White iPhone 5 is typically higher in comparison with the Black iPhone 5.

    If you have nothing better to contribute to this thread, but your condescending comments, then so be it. I hope you have a good day/night.

    Haha, exactly :D
  20. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    It's a matter of personal taste, so your choice ...

    My only concern about the black is the durability. The iPhone 5 is very very prone to scratches and dents.
    I have the white one, with a folder cover always on, and it dropped just one time, from 30 cm on the floor .... well it has a little dent on the bezel.
    On the white iPhone dents and scratches are less visible.
  21. dwaynewilliams macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2013
    This is one of the reasons I went with the white.
  22. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    They will both get scratched, but you'll see it more on the black one.
    Personally, I love both, but went with the black to match everything else I have.

    Next time, I think I may go white.
  23. dwaynewilliams macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2013
    I too like my devices to match. I got a white iPad and wanted the white iPhone 5 to match.

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