Slate or dark grey iPhone 6

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  1. sviato macrumors 68020

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    How amazing would a darker iphone 6 look? Was disappointed when there wasn't another option for black like there is for white.
     

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  2. AceMason macrumors 6502

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    Same here I loved the look of the Slate iPhone 5.
     
  3. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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  4. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    I'd have preferred darker, but like all iPhones I've had, I'm slapping a case on it anyway. After day 1, I probably won't see the back until I go to sell it in a couple years after the iPhone 7 comes out.
     
  5. TJ82 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep me. Silver and space grey are too close to warrant separate colours in a 3 colour only range.

    But Apple will have done their sampling and tossed that in with their design philosophy and this is the end result.
     
  6. Dormammu macrumors 65816

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    Slate grey (like in the 5S sort of) would look much better than the iPhone 6 generation of "space grey." I think maybe it is to reduce the visibility of scratches even more perhaps?
     
  7. xxray macrumors 6502a

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    Would love this. Always loved the slate color of the iPhone 5
     
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  9. sviato thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I agree. Based on the photos the space grey of the 6 looks lighter than that of the 5s :confused: will have to check it out in store
     
  10. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I prefer black, but since Apple didn't make that Space Gray will have to do.
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, slate was wonderful when they had it but Apple is unlikely to go back to it unless they use a different material because of scuffgate.

    I'd love to see Space Black (found on the :apple: Watch) instead of Space Gray and it's a slightly different finish because the former is more shiny stainless steel and the latter is less shiny aluminum. Not saying the iPhone should be stainless steel but I'm simply commenting on the finish.

    Space Black stainless steel
    [​IMG]
     
  12. rui no onna macrumors 603

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    Lol, same.
     
  13. averlus macrumors regular

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    Love this design but didn't apple have a chipping issue on the 5 with this finish? Probably why they don't make slate gray anymore.
     
  14. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    I miss slate; space gray is the reason I've switch over to silver iPhones.
     
  15. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    The back of the white phone is also very far from white... it's not even called white. So I am confused lol.
     
  16. erikjc macrumors member

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    They probably mean there are two options with a white front and only one with a black front.
     
  17. chinanderm macrumors regular

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    I LOVE the look of the Space Gray iPad Air so I'm happy Apple decided to go with that exact color scheme (plus the gray antenna breaks of course)
     
  18. janderson0719 macrumors 6502

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    ...Then you'll see all the scratches your case made to your phone in those 2 years
     
  19. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    Ah, I see.
     
  20. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    space gray is only marginally better.

    Silver is the best color for hiding scratches.
     
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    Sexiness omg, I wish the space grey on the back would have been darker!
     
  23. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Well, according to iMore black is harder to anodize and Apple moved away from it due to scuffgate.

    What I don't understand is- how can aluminum framed firearms be anodized per military specs( Type III Hard anodizing) and it holds up very well. Apple must use a VERY thin, lower hardness, anodizing process to achieve a smoother finish.

    It's too bad, the all black iPhone 5 was absolutely the best looking iPhone of them all.
     
  24. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    They are "black" and "white." What are you guys talking about? (The ol' Reality Distortion Field in full effect). :apple:;):apple:
     
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