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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by thadoggfather, Sep 10, 2013.
Which do you prefer?
Mine goes to Slate, with or without scuffs.
Slate is way way WAY too easy to scuff.
Space grey looks fresh, new, and fantastic.
Besides the decision has already been made on which color is best, by Apple
Not best by looks. "Better" when it comes to scuffs.
Space Grey for me i am bored of white now.
Everybody was asking for space grey and Apple gave it to us
Slate was sleek. Space grey looks too much like a black iPhone 4/4S because it's got a grayish band versus the the dark slate. Yes the slate scuffed, but if you took care of it, it was fine. I've had my iPhone 5 for 7 months and have one tiny knick on the top back because of my fault.
Translation: Yes the slate scuffed, but if you kept it locked away in a case, it didn't scuff.
Whats the point of a phone looking slate if you have to cover it up like crazy?
Its not locked in a case. I have a super thin incase snap case, which is not used to protect the device as much to add a rubberized matte material so its not as likely to slip out of my hands or slide around on a desk.
What's the difference?
The slate iPhone 5 had a black antenna band, Space Grey iPhone 5S has a grey/silver band. Similar to iPhone 4/4S, but a little darker.
What makes you think that the new space gray and gold iPhones won't scratch just as easily?
Im almost tempted to wait and see how they hold up.
From the photos, I absoutely HATE the Space Grey. It just looks wrong to me (though I'm sure seeing it in the flesh will change my mind).
I had been planning to switch back to a black iPhone this time around (replacing a white 4) but that was before I saw iOS and this lighter grey. I'm happy with the white, so I'll probably stick to it after all.
I like the slate better, all of the colors looks ugly "space gray" (terrible name btw) looks decent
Has anyone seen side by side pictures of both colours?
If so can you share please?
Sadly so do I and I've never really felt that the white was quite me which leaves me with no good options.
Had Apple retained the Slate option I would have ordered sight-unseen on 20th Sept but I don't find any of the three 5s colour options appealing so I'll need to go into a store and see them in person to see if I can convince myself that I can live with any of them. I'm really hoping that the Space Grey looks quite a lot darker in real life than it looks in all the videos and photos that I've seen so far.
Maybe after the first few weeks of using a 5s I might start being able to tune-out what it looks like and not get a "this is a really ugly looking phone" feeling that I worry is going to be my main impression of the device when first using it which would detract from the initial thrill of getting a new device. Such a shame.
I owned the slate 5 (now I'm with the white) and I can tell that it looks fantastic. However, I didn't like the dark blue colour of the back. If it were all black or the back were grey, then imo I'd look much better.
I like the Space more though.
I was all set to order a black/slate iPhone. I was really disappointed they discontinued the black/slate. I could live with the scuffs.
I completely agree. I have had a white and a slate iPhone 5. I prefer the slate to the white but I the blueish color tinge to the slate is off-putting to me. I will be going for the space gray iPhone which, to me, harkens back to the iPhone 4 which is still my favorite design.
it doesn't matter anymore since the slate is not available.
I own the slate iPhone 5
Can anyone tell me why Apple removed slate as a color?
Maybe because it's easy to see a scratch even if it's not down to the aluminum. I'm just tossing an idea out there.
I thought Slate looked good, but Space Gray is a lot better.
There should be a "I don't care" option.
Well that option wouldn't really get much attention since people who don't care would just move on to another thread that interests them, right?
I loved the slate and wish it had carried into this generation. I don't mind the space gray but definitely prefer the former.
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