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What M2 Air did you Settle on or Choose?

  • Sticking to the classic silver!

    Votes: 22 23.9%
  • Space Gray

    Votes: 15 16.3%
  • Starlight (trying something new!)

    Votes: 30 32.6%
  • Love my midnight!

    Votes: 25 27.2%

  • Total voters
    92

kp98077

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Oct 26, 2010
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A few weeks in, looks some are switching colors so what as to what color everyone has settled on? Nothing like a good poll!
 

JamesGoodman

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Dec 3, 2015
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Starlight. This may be tmi, but I have really oily skin. And that's notwithstanding, living in NYC, washing my hands all day long.
 
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Spankey

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Sep 30, 2007
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After a quick visit to the Apple Store today, it really was tough to distinguish Starlight from Silver. I ultimately went with Silver but would be totally happy with Starlight.

Fingerprints aside, Midnight was fine but just not for me. Space Gray seems dated to me somehow (as I type on my current SG M1 Air).
 
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JamesGoodman

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Dec 3, 2015
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It's funny, that's exactly how I feel about the Space Gray, as I sit here typing on my SP M1 14 inch MBP.
 

amt2002

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Jul 18, 2008
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I got silver which I’m loving after 5 years of space grey (a colour which I have really gone off now!).

Midnight looks cool, was very tempted, but finger prints plus concerns over longevity (esp scratching around ports) meant it was a no go for me.
 
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LeeW

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I started with Midnight, then saw a higher spec model available in store for pickup so went for it but they only had Space Gray. I would have stuck with Midnight if they had it in stock but I am fine with Space Gray.
 

Coreymac84

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Jul 9, 2020
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All about the midnight. Fingerprints are semi annoying but I have no complaints wiping it clean. I do this constantly already for my iPad Pro and Magic Keyboard which are also fingerprint magnets and I’m able to sleep at night.
 
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Scott-n-Houston

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Apr 27, 2008
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Refurb store gonna have a lot of midnight MBAs. lol.
I'm returning my midnight for starlight, but the return is based on getting a higher spec and changing color for the heck of it... although I won't miss Midnight.
 
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MacRail

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May 21, 2019
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I remember thinking (after years of Space Gray) - hey, I'm going to go retro. Silver. And I really like it.
 

Mr. Awesome

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Feb 24, 2016
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Refurb store gonna have a lot of midnight MBAs. lol.
I'm returning my midnight for starlight, but the return is based on getting a higher spec and changing color for the heck of it... although I won't miss Midnight.
Doesn’t Apple replace the whole outer casing on refurbs though? They can change the returned models to whatever colors they want.
 

5105973

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Sep 11, 2014
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Doesn’t Apple replace the whole outer casing on refurbs though? They can change the returned models to whatever colors they want.
According to what I read when I bought my M1 Air refurb, they just clean the case. They do replace the case on an iPhone for refurbs, though.
 
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Dick Whitman

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Oct 16, 2012
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Space gray. Sure, it may be a little boring at this point but it still looks nice. I know what to expect, and it’ll match my external trackpad and keyboard. Silver is too light and feels too retro to me. Starlight is cool but I’m not a fan of gold. Midnight is the color I originally ordered but after seeing it in person and hearing virtually every review mention how it’s a fingerprint magnet my OCD forced me to go with tired and true space grey instead. I still think midnight looks nice (but in promo and unboxing shots almost exclusively, unfortunately).
 
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cosmogrammar

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Jun 29, 2022
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Cancelled midnight preorder, ordered starlight. still have not seen any colors in person yet though.
 

JamesGoodman

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Dec 3, 2015
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Returned midnight, ordered starlight. still have not seen any colors in person yet though.
I live in the city a few blocks from an Apple Store. It is a subtle difference between silver and starlight, and my guess is that it is going to look different in different kinds of light. When the two are next to one another, I can easily tell the difference. When I come upon a starlight air by itself, it takes me a second to realize it is starlight and not silver. Mine comes today.
 

lamerica80

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May 22, 2008
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Have a silver 2016 MBP. Wanted something new. Checked them out. Midnight - fingerprints galore, like really you look at it wrong and it leaves a print - no thanks. Starlight - to bright/flashy. Space grey it is!
 
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