Well iPad 2 owners, does the white iPad yellow with time?

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  1. Macostendoto macrumors member

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    Calling all white iPad 2 owners. Please give us your verdict on how the white iPad fares with age, dirt, etc? What's your review? I'd like to buy a white iPad and I need convincing of its durability etc..
     
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Nope. One year for mine and it still looks flawless.
     
  3. bluebirds macrumors member

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    The wife had the white one on day 1 and has not had any issues with it looking yellow.
     
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    dirt and debris can get stuck in the seam between the glass and plastic trim and of course around the home button which is expected considering black hides all that. Other than that there should be no problems.
     
  7. RAWphenom macrumors member

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    I'm not sure that is something that could happen over the course of a year.
     
  8. iNtrigued macrumors member

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    In my experience I had a white iPad 2 and I did notice the home button kind of yellowed overtime. Nothing to panic about but if you looked closely, the home button did become yellowish unlike the bezel. The bezel was perfectly white. Of course the glass protects te bezel while the home button has no layer for protection.
    I had it for about a year.
     
  9. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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    Almost 8 months and no yellowing anywhere... pure milky white..Ipad 2 bezel that is.. :p
     
  10. jm5309 macrumors regular

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  11. LiloThePleo macrumors 6502

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    No yellowing here, iPad is just shy of a year old.
     
  12. Dlanod macrumors 6502a

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    No yellowing but the white strip between the screen and the case can pick up dirt that is hard to shift. I've ordered a black one this time and that was a factor. Have a white iPhone and will have black in future for the same reason
     
  13. Stealthipad macrumors 68040

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    Several of my friends who got white iPads or white iPhones wished they did not!

    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.:rolleyes:
     
  14. iDrew87 macrumors member

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    They all said that about the 1977 vintage stormtrooper action figure, That it wouldn't yellowed :D
     
  15. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    NO.
    The entire white area is covered by the glass, protecting it from the elements.
     
  16. LaurieAnn macrumors regular

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    My white iPad2 still looks brand new. No noticeable finger prints either. So much nicer than my black iPad1.
     
  17. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    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.

     
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  19. mikepro macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  20. phillyred79 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  21. striker33 macrumors 65816

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    Ah yes. The very limited Michael Jackson edition iPad. :eek:
     
  22. MajorC macrumors newbie

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    Another good reason for those that smoke to quit. Don't want to transfer all that nasty nicotine to your beautiful iPad.;)
     
  23. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Exactly. Mine is as white as the day I got it at launch last year. No dirt around the edges either.
     
  24. malnar macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  25. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a white iPad 2 since launch last year. No color issues. The white looks much cleaner than the black.
     

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