What's so bad about the white iPhone 5?

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  1. jordanb505 macrumors newbie

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    I've never owned an iPhone before and have always leaned toward the white, so I preordered a white iPhone 5 this morning. But I'm reading more and more people saying they much prefer black over white this time; why is that so? What's so good about the black iPhone 5? ;)
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    Personal preference or insecurity (some claim that white is for women only and won't buy a white device as a result).

    I ordered a white unit this time around.
     
  3. Tridztan macrumors member

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    Matter of preference I guess. It's not to say the white is bad or not nice. I just like the black better.
     
  4. leenak macrumors 68020

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    I'm a woman, ordered black. I just think it looks a little sleeker. I am going to put a pink case on it though ;)
     
  5. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Black is definitely very sleek. Only reason I never ordered white is dirt/debris getting stuck between the home button and between the glass and edge of the phone making it easier to see.
     
  6. danpass macrumors 68020

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    other than being white?

    lol, I kid. I tried a white 3GS for a little while. Wasn't for me.
     
  7. CrAkD macrumors 68040

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    For me it was the slate band and back. the white one looks more similar to the 4 and 4s which ive owned both.
     
  8. hawk1410, Sep 14, 2012
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    I Dont know, to me the white one looks way to similar to previous gen, the silver looks kinda like the gold on last gen, but the slate on the black one looks pretty sweet
     
  9. xerenthar macrumors 6502

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    the silver looks pretty awful in comparison to the slate. i am really sad, because i only buy white apple products for the most part.
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    so much nicer.
     
  10. DravenGSX macrumors 6502a

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    Had a white 3g and white 4S. Far prefer white, until the 5. I like the slate aluminum back on the black one.
     
  11. solidsnake32292 macrumors regular

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    Had a white 3G, 3GS, and 4S and now a 64gb White 5... No regrets at all!
     
  12. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    A bit different because that only had a white back.

    I didn't go for the white IPhone 4 due to the sensors around the ear piece/top of screen being more prominent. For me it ruined the sleekness and design of the phone.

    However, I love the white iPhone 5.
     
  13. blunti macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the white. I prefer that over the black one anyways...
     
  14. dabigone macrumors regular

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    only problem I've had with the white is that if you drop or wear the edges, it will absorb denim bleed, so I have a smurfed up white iphone since I wear raw denim. But magic eraser will clean it right up.
     
  15. iWantThat macrumors member

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    The slate aluminum makes is much different than the last two generations and people like others to immediately know they have the latest and greatest. Personally I liked the look of the white and silver better (although I do like the black and slate too) so I ordered that. To each their own.
     
  16. MNotar91 macrumors newbie

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    Yeah it just comes down to personal preference. You really can't go wrong, just get which looks best to you. I have a white 4S and white 3rd gen iPad, but opted for a black iPhone 5 because I like the black and gunmetal combination.
     
  17. vazter macrumors newbie

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    I have white iphone4s but for the iphone5 i go for the black one:D
     
  18. Henry Ford macrumors member

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    I like both but went with the white. I like the white a bit better and it doesn't show scratches or fingerprints.
     
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    mactmaster macrumors 6502

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    I think the black top and bottom bezel fade away more easily and distract less from the screen.
     
  21. AlPlPlLE macrumors regular

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    Usually buy white Apple products, but this time around, the black is just badass. White looks good as well, but really, its the slate that got me. ;)
     
  22. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    It's just preference of course.

    Not so sure on white being "girly." Is that really a thing?
     
  23. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Nothing's wrong with white. I have a iPhone 4S in white but chose black for the iPhone 5 cause I like that the band is black.
     
  24. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a

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    Never had a white iPhone, went white this time with the wife getting a black iPhone.

    I had a white S3 and really liked it. Looked very clean
     

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