When will Apple finally make up their mind to use Space Grey or Black?

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  1. nnyymm macrumors regular

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    This issue is probably not new, but seriously Apple, just stick to one black colour. I was expecting the whatever new devices to come in the new "matte black" colour, many love when it was released alongside iPhone 7 and Plus.

    The new 10.5" iPad Pro comes in Space Grey and not Black, the new HomePod comes in Space Grey and not Black.

    Is it so difficult to stick to Space Grey like how they did for the Silver, Gold and Rose Gold? Are they already discontinuing the black colour used in iPhone 7 and Plus?o_O
     
  2. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    You could also ask why is apple sticking with chamferred edges on the iPad..
     
  3. 0928001 Suspended

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    Why do you care so much? If you don't like something, don't buy it.

    Blows my mind some of the useless topics people come up with.
     
  4. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    My most favorite colored phone was an all black iPhone 4s. That was a sharp looking phone imo. Sure, the metal edges were silver but looking that thing face on ... it was pretty. I don't mind space grey, but with all the weird stuff coming with glossy jet black phones - I don't think I'll ever use those. I put a case on my phone anyway so what the heck.

    I tried a white iPhone (yep, I did it) for the first time and ... I swear it's easier to read text with the white bezels so I might stick with it. Sitting in my black case, it isn't that bad.
     
  5. yanki01 macrumors 68040

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    I liked my iP5 slate color. the space gray now is almost silver.
     
  6. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    are they not supposed to be allowed to do both?
    I don't understand the angle here.
     
  7. bufffilm Suspended

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    They will continue to offer the matte and jet black only on the phones.

    The end.
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sorry BigMc. I normally agree with you (a lot) but the 4s was one of the models I didn't particularly care for and that stainless steel band and glass back just totally ruined the effect for me.

    A lot of people took advantage of Apple's free bumper too and depending on their taste it either made the phone passable to look at or hideous (neon orange bumpers anyone).
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    Well, if you understand that Space Gray is only a color choice because of the Scuffgate issues with the Black/Slate iPhone 5 then that's where the confusion can come in.

    Space Gray is the result of less anodization time while black is the result of greater andozation time. Space Gray hides scuffs better, so that's why it became the color of Apple's choice when they launched the 5s.
     
  9. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    No problem at all - people with different preferences make this world a far more interesting place. I used my 4s and my 5 nekkid - I was 100% against cases back then. Haha :) Yes, the 4s with a bumper or case looked absolutely hideous....
     
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    Do not care which they use as long as there is one with a black bezel as small as it will be.
     
  12. nnyymm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well yeah, but one who seeks to pair up their Black iPhone 7 with the new Space Grey iPad Pro 10.5" will be impossible? Or the Space Grey MacBook, or any Space Grey devices for that matter.

    Lets not start on the obvious difference in the colour for the Space Grey MacBook and the Space Grey iPhone 6/s. It is kinda obvious that it is more like a Dark Space Grey MacBook and a Light Space Grey iPhone 6/s

    They can do it for Silver, Gold and Rose Gold(Silver has been consistent in terms of colour throughout every single apple devices) but WHY NOT Space Grey or Black or Slate. I cannot even describe a singular black colour apple has been using since iPhone 5.

    For e.g. I own a Space Grey MacBook, Space Grey iPad Pro, Black iPhone 7, I have to tell people,"Oh, I own a darker shade of space grey macbook, a lighter shade of space grey for the iPad Pro and a completely black iPhone 7." as compared to a person who owns a Silver iPad Pro, Silver MacBook, Silver iPhone 7, and they tell people,"Yeah I own a Silver MacBook, iPad and iPhone." I always thought Apple was into simplicity:rolleyes:

    Honestly, the colour Space Grey, Black and Slate feels like orphans as they pop out of no where and don't belong to any family at the end of the day.
     
  13. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Why do you care so much to call out and criticize how someone else feels about Apple's product line up? This is a forum, after all.
     
  14. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    After getting the Black matte 7 Plus I like it so much more than the Space gray.
     
  15. noobinator macrumors 603

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    Space Gray is the most boring and uninspired color Apple has made. I wish they'd move everything to the blacks on the current iPhones.
     
  16. bufffilm Suspended

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    It costs more to make the matte black.

    It may be only pennies more, but still...Cook is watching every cent.
     
  17. mmomega macrumors 68030

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    My only response would be.
    You're wanting Apple to do something they don't do. Then letting that affect you.
    They can definitely color match every product they make to each other. But they aren't going to though.
    It is placing your value on something onto someone else, in this case a business. You feel color across the board for certain products should match, its important for you but it is not important for them. Then being upset that they don't share the same values on it.

    That company can only do what they do.

    If you've ever been in a relationship whether it's friendship, love interest, just an aquaintance. As soon as you start expecting that person, wheover they are, to do what you want other than just excepting what they do, that relationship breaks down real quick.
     
  18. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    But what if he does like the product and just not the colour?
     
  19. nnyymm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting you think that way.

    Anyhow, I still like Apple products, and I've been a fan since the release of the Black iPhone 4. Ever since they couldn't make up their mind on which black to use for their products, I've been sticking to their Silver colour across all my devices (No issues with scuff gate as compared to slate). It is just such a pity they couldn't paint everything the same black and it feels like most of the black/slate/space grey/darker space grey devices released by Apple is a prototype itself to test customer preference...

    Haha :apple::p
     
  20. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    First time jet black owner. Last time jet black iPhone owner. Shows way too much human grease. Doesn't wear well at all. Satin black all day.
     
  21. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    Not at all the end. If the case composition changes (e.g., to glass), the shade of black changes, and likely the finish, too.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    When Jet black is clean and pristine, it looks spectacular. But when it's covered in fingerprints and what have you, it just does not wear well compared to the other aluminum colors.
     
  23. pojo1806 macrumors 68000

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    I was expecting the new iPads to come in matte black, didn't think there would be a different colour iMac though.
     
  24. bufffilm Suspended

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    Feel free to think that. It's a minimal difference at best.
     
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