I've noticed that too, but perhaps it's just from the lighting at the Apple Stores and the light-colored wood most stores uses to display their products on. The home buttons on the white iPads definitely looked a little discolored to me. But, with all the traffic that comes through a given store- it's no surprise.When I was looking at white iPads in the apple store, I swear the inside edge of the white border looked like it had a yellowish hue. Now, it could totally be an optical illusion, as you go from looking at white to a bit of black at the screen edge, to whatever is on the display. But, it looked a bit yellow to me, and kind of distracted me.
Exactly. Mine is as white as the day I got it at launch last year. No dirt around the edges either.You have to realize that the white part of the ipad is not exposed. It is all covered in glass. It's not like the old mac laptops that can get dirty. The glass totally protects it and if you don't abuse it, it will look as white as Day 1.
How does everyone not realize this is totally incorrect? Black shows EVERYTHING while white does not. Think about it - black is the darkest color, so anything that gets on it is going to be lighter than it and therefore very noticeable. Go look at a black car and tell me it looks cleaner than almost any other color car around it. Unless it was JUST washed, it's probably dirty looking while other cars look passable for much longer - until they are filthy. Your friends' white iPads are "gross" because they don't look dirty for much longer, so they don't clean them off as obsessively as black iPad owners do. As an owner of a black iPhone 4 and previously a white iPhone 3G, I rarely thought about cleaning the back of the 3G, but I constantly clean the 4. Black shows everything.They do not yellow but take more effort to keep clean. It is not that the black model does not get dirty but the white one shows it more. I know I picked up a friends white iPad and it was gross.