"White front is better" discussion

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by swish2351, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. swish2351 macrumors 6502

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    I've been seeing a lot of people saying having a white front of your iPhone is going to be better than having a black front (white and gold -vs- space gray) with iOS 7 due to all the whites

    I have a question for these people: If white truly IS going to be a better front, why does the iPhone 5c (the phone Apple intends to sell more of) have only black fronts?

    Discuss below.
     
  2. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040

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  3. TsuaSai macrumors 6502

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    The things apple does don't always make sense. It could be they are black cause they want you to shell out the extra money to get a 5s. They aren't exactly known for giving you the perfect options regardless what you choose.
     
  4. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    This.
     
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Always liked black better. As for iOS 7 being white, that's just the stock apps. Who knows what each app developers will do with their apps. I'm hoping there isn't a trend to suddenly make every app white, because too much white really is hard on the eyes. And when watching videos or pictures, I much prefer black. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw 5C had black front, though who knows why Apple does anything.
     
  6. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    This is a very funny topic. I remember when white first became available for iPhones, the big question was "Is a white iPhone manly enough for a guy to get, or will people talk?"
     
  7. brand macrumors 601

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    Nothing in this thread has been funny.
     
  8. swish2351 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I still think white is girly
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    LOL. I've also heard people saying they think iOS 7 is girly -- maybe they really do match? :D
     
  10. mhdena macrumors 6502

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    Toddlers
    Kids
    Teenagers
    Moms
    Grandmoms

    All like white
     
  11. billycuth macrumors 6502a

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    I'm laughing. On the inside.
     
  12. pmau macrumors 65816

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    The white front is probably not matching the color tone of the display.

    Also, the front reflects ambient light, which can be of different color depending on where you are. The display is an active light source that will always stand out against the fronts' white.

    Black does not have this problem, so I probably go with black.
     
  13. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

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    And all females.
     
  14. Ta0jin macrumors 6502

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    I don't think one is necessarily better than another it's a preference thing. The only thing I don't like about the white is at the end of the glass front there is a very thin white border that can get dirty easy I didn't notice it till I saw my girlfriend's iphone. As far as iOS maybe the icons match the white a little better but I have a dark wallpaper so it's not a problem for me.
     
  15. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I don't think its necessarily better but just a personal preference. I've had both white and black iPhones and I like both. I'm not too keen on the black/ space grey option of the 5S so I most likely will go with the white/silver combination. As for third party apps I have a feeling they may all change. Some of my apps have already been updated in preparation for iOS 7 and I'm sure they have changed to a white background and weren't like that before. I know the Chrome app has definitely changed to a white background.
     
  16. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    I've had black and white and usually switch up when I upgrade because I like both.
     
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  18. dmk1974 macrumors 68000

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    I've always gone with black on my iPhone and iPad because I can't stand the thin black "frame" between the white front and the LCD display.
     
  19. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    White makes the bezel look huge and the screen tiny.
     
  20. asleep macrumors 68040

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    fify
     
  21. thefourthpope macrumors 6502a

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    I can't do Apple white. My white macbook got so dirty
     
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  23. Blakjack macrumors 68000

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    I too think white is very girly.....but who am I.
     
  24. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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  25. Warcake macrumors regular

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    Because of color matching. It's better to have a black front since it matches the different colored shells better. A white front on colored shells other than white is just wrong.
     

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