Space Gray and the fingerprint sensor. Why the hate?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by bunnicula, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. bunnicula macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2008
    I've been wondering...

    I have read post after post about the space gray not having an obvious enough ring around the home button.

    Why do people feel this is an issue?

    Of course it is more pronounced on the white phones. They are white/silver and white/gold.

    I remember when iPhone 4 came out. I really wanted white. Wound up buying black at first and got a white months later.


    People all hated the white back then. Not masculine! Too girly!

    But, now, since you can see an obvious ring around the home button? Going nuts over white phones.

    That seem odd?

    I know plenty of people already liked white. And black.

    But, is it really about making sure OTHER people know you have a 5s? I do not give a damn about such things.

    I can grasp going gold. It's never been done on iPhone before.

    But, being annoyed that black/gray will not announce to the world that it is a 5s from 50 feet away?

  2. ethanlee macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2011
    For me it's less "trying to make it obvious to other people that I have a 5s" but more "it looks way too much like last year's iPhone 5."

    External differences make it look and feel much newer. But undoubtedly the internal differences are what matter for this "S" release.
  3. Macinva macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2007
    I have no issues with the black or the white, the gold is another story. I like the elegance of the white, but I prefer the black when watching media as you don't see the edges. Plus I use a Magpul olive drab case and it would probably look horrible with a white iPhone. :D
  4. iLuvMyMacToo macrumors regular

    May 18, 2010
    I've ordered the black, I always have black iPhones. I prefer them because the screen colours have more "pop" when reading, watching videos etc.
  5. catalyst07 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2013
    I use a magpul olive drab executive field case on my white 4s and it looks awesome.

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