those who owned any white iphone....have you had any issues with the color/paint?

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  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

    himynameiscody

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    just curious. i plan to get a bumper eventually (should i get the apple brand?) someone told me the white turns yellow after a while. is that true?
     
  2. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    wouldn't doubt it, I have a white one and it has blue marks from my jeans.
     
  3. aawil macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't expect the 4/4s to turn yellow because its glass not plastic like the 3GS was. Not to mention the white paint is on the inside of the glass. In that regard it should be fine.
     
  4. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. sparkyms macrumors 65816

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    they may have been talking about the white bumper.

    to be honest all the bumpers discolour because of the rubber... my green one went blueish from my jeans real quick... which was a shame considering the price!!
     
  6. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    OP, are you talking about the white iPhone discoloring or the white bumper discoloring?
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I know it's different, but I own a white iPad. No color issues, but it's covered up all over with two different covers. My mom wondered why I wanted a white one because she said I would get dirty. I had to explain that it's white underneath a piece of glass.

    I'm totally getting a white iPhone 4S once I figure out the economics of it all. I really like the look. I just wish other colors were available.
     
  8. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    No discoloration here. The plastic is underneath the glass in front.
     
  9. robotrootbeer macrumors member

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    My 4s build quality is much better than my 4 (from day 1). I went through 3 iPhone 4s cuz they came out of the ox chipped. My current 4s is immaculate
     
  10. ann713 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't bet on it, some 4S users on MR are reporting dents and chips on arrival. Here's hoping that my device will be as pristine as yours. Knock on wood. :)
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    As long as you don't piss on your iPhone daily it should stay white forever.
     
  12. Alaerian Guest

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    The color is underneath the glass.
    It won't discolor.
     
  13. Goldinboy17 macrumors 65816

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    Can't imagine the iPhone getting discolored since the glass is over any paint it may have. Anyone else notice that the white iPhone 4(s) looks remarkably like a toy? Just realized this... maybe I've gotta get used to it :confused:
     
  14. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Yea but the edge around the glass seems like it might be susceptible to discoloring after awhile
     
  15. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    I have white but have a case on it. I could see the edge plastic getting discolored. Mine isn't though.
     
  16. kappaknight macrumors 68000

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    Don't put your phone in an ox. You would think after the first, or maybe the second attempt that you'd learn this.

    Try washing your jeans more often.
     
  17. brholton macrumors member

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    I've had a white iPhone 4 since they came out in the spring, the color never changed and I don't put a case on it because I don't think they look good on white. I just got the white iPhone 4s in white also.
     
  18. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    can't help that my jeans are denim/blue so the color starts to get on my bumper.
     
  19. Alaerian Guest

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    Color stops bleeding after they have been washed several times.

    Wash your jeans.
     
  20. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

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    He's Washing them wrong. (sorry, i never get tired of that joke...)
     

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