Space Grey Lighter On iPad Pro

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  1. CD3660 macrumors 68040

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    What's with the variety of shades in Space Grey?

    The new iPad Pro 9.7" matches the iPhone 6s but is significantly lighter than the 2015 MacBook and the iPad Air 1.

    Just curious.
     
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    It doesn't help that your picture has a shadow on the MacBook making it look darker then it is
     
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    Variations in materials I'm sure. I would be more concerned about the variation of color along the same model numbers really. I like how the Space Gray looks on the Pro 9.7", I hope the SE has a similar color. I prefer the iPhone 4 style black and silver over the black and gray look.
     
  4. CD3660 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I grant you that the photo is very poor quality (and unevenly lit) but there is still a very noticeable difference.

    Try this for size. image.jpeg
     
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    Yes it does.
     
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    Space gray shades had always been a hot mess for Apple. It's pretty frustrating how not even the same year's products can't have the same shade.
     
  8. MistrSynistr macrumors 6502a

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    It's bizarre, it's also too Silver on all of them, they need to be more black.
     
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  11. CD3660 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Why do you want to see the front? It's black like all Space Grey units.

    Seriously, are you questioning my word on this? I've been a member of these forums for very nearly 9 years!
     
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    I wasn't. I am a little now though....

    Here is mine for comparison
     

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  13. HiItsMe macrumors 6502

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    Yes mine looks silver next to my iPad Air 1 space grey. :/
     
  14. dumastudetto macrumors 68020

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    Apple couldn't make the weight lighter than the Air 2, so they made the shade of grey lighter instead. None issue.
     
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    would love a black bezel/yellow gold back mix :)
     
  16. rulymammoth macrumors member

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    Check out the 5s next to the SE. Also a noticeable difference. I'm willing to bet it has something to do with the anodizing process. The first slate black or whatever they called it was a disaster. They've been subsequently making their products lighter and lighter ever since.
     
  17. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Variations in metallurgy, surface area and shape makes it very hard to create a consistent colour. This is what we see always in the photography business when we have to colour match product photography. A PVC bag and a leather bag from the same company will have the same colour name description but just the way light bounces of the different materials and designs makes it impossible for there to be real world consistency in all lighting conditions.
     
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    The space grey colours got lighter from the 5S to the current 6S. The gold also changed through each generation. At least the most recent versions of iOS devices match. The gold from the 6S matches the iPad Pro 9.7, just as the gold iPhone 6 matched the iPad Air 2 gold. The same thing happens with the space grey eg, iPhone 5S and iPad Air (1). Truely, only the silver and white model stays has stayed the same.
     
  19. CD3660 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for those last two replies SoyCapitanSoyCapitan and Defender2010.

    They explain a lot. :)
     
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    Ummmm,, Slightly different, as Apple deliberately change the colour for each generation - but at least the iPhone and iPad will have matching colours in each generation.
     
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    Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold do not nearly have as much variation as Space Grey. Maybe it is something with the grey. But if they can get the 5S consistent, why can't they use the same color setting for the 6? Odd.
     
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    Maybe it's a long slow "tie in" (see what I did there?) with 50 Shades of Gray.

    But considering actual outer space is more or less black, all bets are off.
     
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    Now you mention it, perhaps I should have entitled the thread "50 Shades of Gray". :)
     
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    Don't torture yourself over it.
     

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