Space Gray

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  1. Mollington macrumors newbie

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    An idle thought. Do we think the Space Gray of the aluminum Watch matches the Space Gray of the iPhone and iPad? It looks darker in official pics and even in the pictures and videos from the Spring Forward event.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The official pics are renders and Apple has a bad habit of making them darker than representative of the actual color.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they're actually the same shade as Space Gray on the iPhone in real life.
     
  3. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I'm willing to bet they're identical.

    Ties in with my "they'll make them in all the same colors as iPhones eventually" theory. :)
     
  4. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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    I hope its darker thank the space gray on the iPhone 6 Plus.
     
  5. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Me too
     
  6. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I doubt they'd make two colors and call them both Space Gray. The Space Gray iPhone and iPad are the same color.
     
  7. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think it's "intentionally deceptive" and rather a function of their rendering process. I mean, look at the Mac Pro—depending on the location, it could look nearly as black as the promo pictures, or almost blindingly silver in the Apple Stores.

    Apple seems to put their products into endless void worlds where there's no sort of objects that would change the color of their products. In the real world, aluminum reflects light and it's probably going to come off lighter.
     
  8. vigilant macrumors 6502

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    I may be crazy but Space Gray on iPhone 5s seems darker then Space Gray on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

    I miss Slate. I know it's gone because it wore really rough but man that was a sexy color

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    The perception of color on Apple products is highly dependent on lighting. I learned this the hard way. Space Gray is a gorgeous color under bright light. In mid-lit rooms it looks like a dirty iPhone though.

    I think Apple does a better job of the some what two tone colors based on lighting then car makers.
     
  9. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    It definitely looks darker, you can clearly see that it is darker in the real pictures of it on people's wrists. The renders on apples website make it look totally different than it looks on people's wrists.
     
  10. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    I feel like it's going to be darker than the iPhone and iPad space grey to really distinguish between the silver.
     
  11. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Ask them at the Apple Store today about the space grey AW sport being the shade of grey as the I phone 6/6+, and say they didn't know for sure. But I am hopeing that it will be a little darker for sure.
     
  12. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    While some of the photos do appear darker, the one below seems to be as light as the Space Gray found on iPhone 6, etc.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yep that's the color of the space grey on the iPhone 6 for sure.
     
  14. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    I still say it's darker. It needs to be darker to better match the completely black band it comes with.
     
  15. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah after looking at it again, then looking at my SG 6+ the SG on the AW sport does look a little darker.
     
  16. Time Less macrumors 6502

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    these are from apple's website. the watch should have a darker tint in person.
     

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  17. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I wouldn't rely on renders to be representative of the actual colors, especially on two different products. They always skew the colors on the renders.

    The photo below indicates otherwise. Might people be confusing the black borders on the watch face with Space Gray?

    [​IMG]
     
  18. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I hope it looks likes this. Nice and dark.
     

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  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Keep in mind it's mostly the black border (not Space Gray) that you're looking at, really no different from looking at the iPhone 6/6+ head on. In that photo, the Space Gray side is in its shadow so it looks darker.
     
  20. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    Me too!
     
  21. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    It's definitely darker.
     

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    I just don't want it to be easily scratched and show a different colour underneath.
     
  23. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    'For Apple Watch Sport, we started with 7000 Series aluminum — the same used in competition bicycles. We altered it to create a new alloy that’s just as light, yet even more durable — it’s 60 percent stronger than most aluminum, and one-third the density of stainless steel.'

    Should be better than iPhones/iPads?
     
  24. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They're using a stronger alloy of aluminum, but it says nothing about the anodization. I assume type II anodizing is used on the iPhone/iPad. I'd be curious to see if they've switched to type III (hard anodizing), which is stronger and whose anodization process takes twice as long. However, I don't have high hope as the Sport models are priced low at $349-399 so why use better anodization than the more expensive iPhone models and not at least advertise this?
     
  25. Caliber26 macrumors 68000

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    I just read that in the voice of Ive.
     

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