Space gray 5s touch ring not space gray

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Joybulb, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. Joybulb macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2011
    Does anyone else feel the touch ID ring on the gray 5s was slightly misrepresented as being silver(space gray) to match the body of the phone like the other two colors? (Even the box for the space gray 5s represents the ring as more of a silver color) It's a first world problem, I know. But since I had to return the phone to sprint and reorder one from verizon, I switched to silver.

    I'm assuming that the non matching ring was a product of some kind of limitation of the sensor ring.
  2. DayOfChaos macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2011
    I have bigger worries than the color of my fingerprint sensor.
  3. Joybulb thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2011
    Most ppl probably do, just seeing if anyone else noticed.
  4. GALAGA macrumors member


    Feb 22, 2013
    I thought it would be like the picture in the box too lol, the ring is not even gray its black.
  5. Solitude1984 macrumors 6502


    Oct 10, 2013
    Although I've wanted the gold from the beginning, the relative blandness of the black phone's fingerprint sensor caught my eye right away. I think it would have looked much nicer if the ring was silver tbh.
  6. NocturnalJazz macrumors regular

    Jun 24, 2013
    I went with white over space gray for the same reason. The silver ring is just classy.
  7. Trius macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2008
    It's subtle, but if you look closely, the ring is the same color as the chamfered edge.
  8. jerbeck24 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2011
    It seems crazy, but I too did not get the space gray because of this. I like the look of the ring around the sensor, but on the space gray, you cannot even see it! I went with the silver for the same reason. Plus, I had the slate black iPhone 5 and was ready for a change anyway.
  9. AFDoc, Oct 14, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013

    AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    It's the light gleaming off the metal ring that makes it appear lighter in color. It's not showing a lighter/grey ring.

    Light can do funny things including making people believe they should be getting a lighter colored ring.

    Yep, funny things indeed... I'm pretty sure the pic on the box is computer generated and they probably lightened it so it "sticks out" so it could be "seen". See in the pic below part of the ring looks lighter color along with the edge..... all light playing tricks on your eyes.

    As far as "picking" a color so the ring can be "seen" screams "Look at me and my new 5s! NO ITS NOT A 5, SEE THE RING?"

    I for one would have no issue if it were a lighter color...... but don't care that it's not.

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  10. Knowlege Bomb, Oct 14, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2013

    Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    How about you take a break from the forum and take care of your "bigger worries" then? :confused:

    I did notice the difference from what was shown on the box but I actually prefer it the way it is. I kinda feel like I'm back in the Batman camp with my black Apple case on. :D
  11. kas23 macrumors 603


    Oct 28, 2007
    I got an even bigger problem. I can't tell if the ring on my gold is even gold. Can anyone help?
  12. Joybulb thread starter macrumors regular


    Sep 3, 2011
    I'm very familiar with lighting and reflections, still all the marketing leading up to the release(whether because of light fooling my eyes or not) seemed to show a space gray ring. But yea, if I'm dropping all that money on a new phone, darn tootin' I want ppl to know its a five-ess!
  13. mirz2000 macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2013
    Yeah, I know what you mean. I was surprised when I saw them in person, and the silver ring did look pretty cool... But it wasn't worth it to me to have the white front. I ultimately decided on space grey.
  14. MN7119 macrumors 6502

    Mar 7, 2011
    Should I return my space gray iPhone5S because the touch ring is not space gray?:confused:
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    get glasses or another set of fresh eyes. You can post a pic here if you want.
  16. springsup macrumors 65816


    Feb 14, 2013
    Yes! I noticed this too!

    It's not a major issue, but I'm used to Apple scrutinising over every detail of their products. A lighter ring would have looked much better.

    The black ring just seems a little... I don't know, sloppy.
  17. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    It's space grey; due to the fact that it's surrounded by all black, it looks darker.

    This is just a result of your eyes (or rather your brain) being tricked.

    The white one looks lighter because it's surrounded by all white.
  18. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    Not sure I'd consider taking life advice from someone called "Knowlege Bomb".
  19. asleep macrumors 68040


    Sep 26, 2007

    Tell the geniis you want one that matches perfectly and start opening boxes.
  20. justiny Contributor


    Jul 28, 2008
    Fairfield, NJ
    I have a space gray, and the color (or lack of silver) of the touch ID ring doesn't bother me at all.

    I highly doubt Steve Jobs is rolling over in his grave on this. JMHO.
  21. hbcubs macrumors member

    Sep 25, 2013
    Personally, I like the fact that there's no break in the all-black front. The phone lends it self to more of a "stealthy" look, especially since the button itself is now completely black.
  22. AFDoc macrumors 68030

    Jun 29, 2012
    Colorado Springs USA for now
    1. How does them knowing this change anything about you or your life?
    2. Why do you think any one cares?

    Just wondering.
  23. Lucille Carter macrumors 65816

    Jul 3, 2013
    But this is the iPhone forum where "some" people are bothered by anything. To many the iPhone is a fashion tool.
  24. CEmajr macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
  25. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    So it really doesn't matter what color you get; you just want to show off the fact that you bought something new. Needy is is a good way to describe that type of behavior.

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