White iPad 2 - does it get dirty easily ?

CHSeifert

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Hey :)

I'm fortunate enough to be offered an extra iPad 2 32 GB 3G and will sell my old iPad I (which I used as Sonos Music stream remote only) to finance a Tan brown Libretto cover from Vaja cases Argentina.

I've always had black iPhones and iPads but think I'm going White with the next iPhone and now iPad 2 - will look great together with a tan brown Vaja leather case, I think :D

But will the white bezel and home button tend to collect more dust and dirt than you see on the black version ?

What's your experience ?

I'm pretty OCD so wash hands 15-20 times a day and cleans the screen on my black iPad and iPhone every day.
Will the White version be too prone to dust & dirt collecting :p
 
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fhall1

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I've had my white iPad 2 since introduction....I'm not as OCD as you but I make sure I don't have grease and grime all over my fingers when I use it....it still looks fine. By day (when not in use) I keep it in a stand on my desk, so it spends time vertical, not laying flat, so maybe that keeps some dust from settling on it too.
 
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BergerFan

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You see more dust and fingerprints on the black bezel, than you ever see on the White - fact. I've owned a White iPad 2 since April, and we have black, work-issued iPad 2's.
Watch this video to see for yourself.
 
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AppleDApp

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Also avoid the pale colored smart covers they get dirty really quick. Don't use leather cleaner on the leather cover it just worsen's everything.
 
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maverick86

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You won't see any dirt or dust on the white iPad unless for some reason you stick the thing in a pile of dirt/dust. And if you're very concerned about that, get a screen protector and that'll provide a little extra protection
 
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iSingandiDance

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Not necessarily dirty but it hides scratches extremely well.

Not until yesterday when I was reading with my head down did I notice the numerous scratches near the bezel. As opposed to the iPad 1, the scratches on the white iPad are pretty inconspicuous.

This can be a good thing or a bad thing.
 
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xraytech

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Hey :)

I'm fortunate enough to be offered an extra iPad 2 32 GB 3G and will sell my old iPad I (which I used as Sonos Music stream remote only) to finance a Tan brown Libretto cover from Vaja cases Argentina.

I've always had black iPhones and iPads but think I'm going White with the next iPhone and now iPad 2 - will look great together with a tan brown Vaja leather case, I think :D

But will the white bezel and home button tend to collect more dust and dirt than you see on the black version ?

What's your experience ?

I'm pretty OCD so wash hands 15-20 times a day and cleans the screen on my black iPad and iPhone every day.
Will the White version be too prone to dust & dirt collecting :p
I've read that the white gasket surrounding the glass does yellow over time.
 
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