The black iPhone "slate" real color?

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac, Sep 13, 2012
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    So it seems like there are a lot of contradictory photos about exactly what the "slate" anodized aluminum back looks like. I was expecting it to look more black, but a lot of photos show a more silver look... is that due to a flash? Here's a couple of pics.

    Edit: to clear up the confusion. The photo on the right is taken from media hands on time. It's the real iPhone 5. Go take a look for yourself http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/2298#18
     

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  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I'd go with the official photos, rather than the leaks.
     
  3. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    pretty sure that photo on the right was just a mockup and actually released about a week ago. Look at the photos apple posted...it is more a charcoal
     
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    Aren't those from the keynote?
     
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    not the one on the right
     
  6. satchow macrumors 6502

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    My guess is that the person who took the photo on the left got one part from the black iPhone5, and the silver part from the white iPhone5 and created a hybrid mutant iPhone5.
     
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    Ah, didn't know.
     
  8. Mad Mac Maniac, Sep 13, 2012
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  9. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    i hope your right because the awful slate or anodized aluminum or whatever it's called on the left looks very bad.
     
  10. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    The metal on the black unit I've seen, albeit a pre-production test mule, was a dark gunmetal color.
     
  11. quagmire macrumors 603

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    It's probably the flash making it appear lighter.
     
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    Hasn't anyone bothered to check the Apple site and see for themselves? It's right there on the front page.
     
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    http://www.anandtech.com/Gallery/Album/2298#15

    I believe the slate clor is due to the flash. If you look at the photo I referenced you can see that with no bright reflected light, camer flash, it looks a lot darker. If it really were 50% grey you would see it at that angle.
     
  14. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    This will be the deciding factor for me. Most photos the phone looks totally black. If it's a silverish look on the back of the black, I DONT WANT IT.
     
  15. OMGbrandon macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing it shimmers with a high amount of light/flash.
     
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    You have to figure it will look much different in person vs at an apple demo where the lighting is perfectly manipulated.
     
  17. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I think the lighting must be weird in these photos. The phone looks darker in the video and on all of the official photos we've seen.

    Edit: oops, got distracted while posting and missed that several others said the same thing.
     
  18. bmwhd macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously, if you've ever seen a blued metal firearm, that's what the color looks like in real life.

    It's very typical of black anodized aluminum on any other item you may own such as a car or bicycle.
     
  19. Gix1k macrumors 68030

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    I had my mind set on black, but if it has a silverish back, I gotta go white. That does not look good on the black.
     
  20. animatedude macrumors 65816

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    lol i'm the exact opposite i want the silver aluminum color which is on the white one AND all Apple products...;)
     
  21. davidgnomo macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone please change the picture in the Buyer's Guide ... there's still the iPhone 4s !
     
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    SAME HERE! White it is for me!
     
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    I'm sort of shocked (probably shouldn't be) that only some of the people in this thread realize the visual changes in color on a surface with light shining on it from various angles. Particularly with metal objects, the perceived color will change with various reflections and directions of light and even the white balance of the camera taking the photo. The two tone surface/color is exaggerated by the light reflections at that angle.
     

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