All iPads What color is the bezel on your iOS device?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HarryWarden, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. HarryWarden macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a white or black bezel on your iDevice? Some people say that the white border is distracting for gaming and movie watching but I wouldn't know since I've only had black thus far. For those with white, please share your insight into the previous queries.
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    I have both and I don't find the white bezel distracting at all while watching videos or movies.
     
  3. ardchoille50 macrumors 68020

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    I like the black bezel on iOS devices, so I chose space grey for my current iPad and iPhone. The black bezel just seems less of a distraction to me.
     
  4. HarryWarden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for your input. I hope to hear from others who have white.
     
  5. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    I think it really doesn't matter as you will become used to it. I used a white iPhone for a while and I was ok with it.

    The more important issue is that the black version hides the camera and touch ID better than the white version.
     
  6. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    I have matching devices, space gray iPhone 6 and iPad mini 2. If I was closer to an Apple Store and had more money to throw around I would love to try out white but just am too scared to to be honest lol. Back when I was going to get a 5S (But ended up getting an S4, BAD DECISION) I was thinking of getting a silver 5S. That ring for Touch ID looks really cool on the white bezel phones imo. :D

    I personally don't like the look of a white 6 or 6 plus though, the bezels are too big. It looked great on the 5 series but now I think it looks a bit weird. White iPad still is a cool idea for me though.
     
  7. DiCaprioAngel macrumors 6502

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    I have a white rMini 2 and the bezel doesn't bother me at all.
     
  8. JaJaWa macrumors 6502

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    The white iPad has bigger bezels than an iPhone 6 ;)
     
  9. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Have a gold rMini with white bezel. Doesn't bother or distract at all.
     
  10. ARH1956 macrumors 6502

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    White bezels are more noticeable, the black bezels seem to fade into the background.
     
  11. JaJaWa macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure they do. ;)[​IMG]
     
  12. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    I have iPads with both colors. The ones with black bezels seem better when watching TV. I can't pinpoint to any reason in particular, but I have heard (not sure where) that devices with black bezels have less glare. It's supposed to be similar to how athletes use eye black.
     
  13. CarloVonSexron macrumors member

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    I tend to alternate between colors for iPhones (black 4, white 4s, space gray 5s, white 6) and iPads (original, white 2, black "new" iPad, white Air), and I can't say I've noticed a difference.
     
  14. ron7624 Contributor

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    Black all the way for me. My wife has a white iPad Air, I find it hard to use, but it doesn't bother her in the least.
    if I'm in a bright room, the white is distracting to me.
     
  15. Y So Jelly macrumors regular

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    Black bezel master race reporting in.. I even stuck an ugly black plastic bezel on my MacBook Air because the silver drove me crazy.
     
  16. Badrottie Suspended

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    Same for me. I used to have gold iPhone 5S it looks nice but I like Space grey color to match with black smart cover. Also I have a gray LG G Pad tablet with new leather smart case..Leather smells nice. :apple:
     
  17. ron7624, Apr 25, 2015
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    I hate to hear that. I'm getting my first Macbook Air on Monday. I bet I have to do the same. I havent even thought about that till you mentioned it.
     
  18. Unami macrumors 6502a

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    white iphone, space gray ipad - i was also fearing, white bezels would distract me on the ipad (reflecting more light. also, lighter colors tend to draw more attention to them)

    one other thing - once, after getting my first device with white bezels, i started to notice the black border between the visible screen and the bezels - and couldn't un-notice it for days - it just looked cheap to me. fortunately, i forgot about that and now i usually don't notice it any more.
     
  19. JoeRito macrumors 6502

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    Once you go black, you never go back! But seriously i like the black bexel better.
     
  20. Wickedkitten macrumors newbie

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    I've had a black iPad 2, a black iPad 3, but this time I went with a gold iPad Air 2 and I really don't notice the white bezel much at all
     
  21. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    White. I don't know why, but it looks more natural.
     
  22. borostef macrumors 6502

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    I have a black bezel iPhone 6 and a white bezel iPad Air 2... I prefer to have an iPad with a white bezel because I don't notice the fingerprints on it so much.
     
  23. Jasmynp macrumors 6502

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    All of mine are black. I like how it fades into the background.
     
  24. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Really for me all the bezels melt away when I am using the device. They are just not noticeable to me. I have had multiple colored iPads and iPhones and IMHO it really depends on the model. For instance, I think the 5 looked best in white/silver. 5s looked best in white/gold. 4/4s looked best in white. 3G/3GS and the 6/6 Plus look best in black (or Space Gray). 9.7" iPads look best with black bezels, while the mini looks good with either.

    I wish I had gotten the Space Gray 6 Plus. I just didn't want to wait a month for delivery back in September. Definitely getting Space Gray in the next go-round. My Air 2 is Space Gray and very happy with my decision.
     
  25. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Always BLACK. Tried a white bezel and returned it the next day for black.
     

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