Space gray lighter than space gray on iPhone 5s and rmini

iZollo

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Has anyone noticed that the iPhone 6&6 plus the space gray is lighter almost silver in color.
 

Jayson A

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Has anyone noticed that the iPhone 6&6 plus the space gray is lighter almost silver in color.
I noticed that as well. My iPad mini is space gray and it's definitely darker. Doesn't bother me though.
 

recoil80

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Has anyone noticed that the iPhone 6&6 plus the space gray is lighter almost silver in color.
I did and that's one of the reasons why I went for the white model.
I really loved my black iPhone 4 and slate iPhone 5 was a jewel, but this time space grey is too similar to the silver model.
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Do people seriously worry about the shade of grey their devices have?


"And the winter nights just roll along" :p
They don't "worry" about them. Some just have a stronger preference for the darker shade, as the lighter Space Gray pretty much looks silver. In fact, it's often difficult to tell whether it's Space Gray or Silver until you flip it over to reveal the black or white face.
 

eyoungren

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Do people seriously worry about the shade of grey their devices have?
Yes.

I usually spend over 2.5 years with my device. And I don't sell them. I want to like it for that entire length of time. I realize a lot of people don't care about the aesthetics of the things they buy; they buy them for what those things will do. But I'm one of those types that will make a decision based on how something looks.

People agonize over the color choices when buying a new car - why is an iPhone or any other device any different.

P.S. We buy black coffemakers too. If it's only in white we move along.
 

The-Real-Deal82

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Yes.

I usually spend over 2.5 years with my device. And I don't sell them. I want to like it for that entire length of time. I realize a lot of people don't care about the aesthetics of the things they buy; they buy them for what those things will do. But I'm one of those types that will make a decision based on how something looks.

People agonize over the color choices when buying a new car - why is an iPhone or any other device any different.

P.S. We buy black coffemakers too. If it's only in white we move along.
I understand the likeability factor but having concerns over the shade when they are so minimal is bizarre to me. My phone 6 is white on the front and silver on the back. What shade of silver it is I do not know? Is it a darker or lighter shade than I had on my old iPhone 5? I haven't got a clue. I just think in some cases people think far too much about sone of the tiniest details of aesthetics.

My Nespresso coffee machine is cream btw. I have to admit I bought it for the coffee rather than the colour in that case however lol. :)
 

C DM

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I understand the likeability factor but having concerns over the shade when they are so minimal is bizarre to me. My phone 6 is white on the front and silver on the back. What shade of silver it is I do not know? Is it a darker or lighter shade than I had on my old iPhone 5? I haven't got a clue. I just think in some cases people think far too much about sone of the tiniest details of aesthetics.

My Nespresso coffee machine is cream btw. I have to admit I bought it for the coffee rather than the colour in that case however lol. :)
For those who wanted for there to be a black option or something close to it, it can matter if the space gray is actually closer to a much lighter tone vs. a much darker tone, in particular when either of the tones seem to be available and are being used while being called the same. Perhaps nothing something to "worry" about, but still something that plays a role.
 
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The-Real-Deal82

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For those who wanted for there to be a black option or something close to it, it can matter if the space gray is actually closer to a much lighter tone vs. a much darker tone, in particular when either of the tones seem to be available and are being used while being called the same. Perhaps nothing something to "worry" about, but still something that plays a role.
I guess it's niggle of a few that should be respected then.
 

eyoungren

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I understand the likeability factor but having concerns over the shade when they are so minimal is bizarre to me. My phone 6 is white on the front and silver on the back. What shade of silver it is I do not know? Is it a darker or lighter shade than I had on my old iPhone 5? I haven't got a clue. I just think in some cases people think far too much about sone of the tiniest details of aesthetics.

My Nespresso coffee machine is cream btw. I have to admit I bought it for the coffee rather than the colour in that case however lol. :)
I totally understand your position on the matter. It just comes down to personal taste I think. For me, quite a bit of it has to do with the fact that I am a graphic designer by trade. I deal with color as part of my job. Certain colors I personally like more than others. Black is one of those.
 

AndrewR23

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Why apple doesn't just make an all black iPhone is beyond me.

Put the same shade black that is on the front on the back and sides.
 

eyoungren

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Why apple doesn't just make an all black iPhone is beyond me.

Put the same shade black that is on the front on the back and sides.
It goes back (IMO) to Scuffgate. Apple got pummeled in the court of public opinion over all the scratches and scuffs that the iPhone 5 was prone to.

Instead of fixing the anodization process with the iPhone 5s they decided to just lighten the color and call it Space Gray.
 

AndrewR23

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It goes back (IMO) to Scuffgate. Apple got pummeled in the court of public opinion over all the scratches and scuffs that the iPhone 5 was prone to.

Instead of fixing the anodization process with the iPhone 5s they decided to just lighten the color and call it Space Gray.
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