White iPad 2 users, does it get dirty quickly?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ronaldcastillo, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    I'm planning on ordering an iPad 2 soon, and was wondering if the white bezel gets dirty quickly? I plan on placing a screen protector over here, so that will probably help the problem out. But for the home button does it attract a lot of dusts and is it noticeable? Thank you!
  2. benjayman2 macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2010
    No if anything it hides dust and fingerprints much better than my GF's black gen 1 iPad.
  3. DiamondGCoupe macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2007
  4. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    What about the home button section, I'm scared it's gonna get real dirty on that section.
  5. iLucas macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2011
    Mine stays clean. Still looks brand new.
    Cleaner than the black version, imo
  6. benjayman2 macrumors 6502


    Sep 1, 2010
    Still remains clean after taking it everywhere with me.
  7. sarends macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2009
    I own a roofing company and take my white iPad 2 Verizon 3G with me everywhere. It has a gray smart cover. The iPad itself cleans up wonderfully but the smart cover gets very dirty (incidentally, I am looking for another cover - going to try a Yoobao).

    The white iPad's white material is glassy and is very resistant to getting smudged/blackened like a white MacBook does.
  8. iSingandiDance macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2010
    Nope, not at all. But my blue poly smartcover has accumulated quite the grime.

    A red leather pickup is on the horizon.
  9. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    The white is covered completely by the glass. The home button is covered with clear plastic.
    Check this White vs Black iPad 2 video out.
  10. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
  11. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Two white ones in my house. Neither looks bad yet. Appears to be reverse painted glass to me, so the white border gets cleaned when the screen does.
  12. number84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 30, 2011
    If you're worried about the home button get a screen protector that comes with protector for the home button as well. BSE's screen protector has them.
  13. Don Kosak macrumors 6502a

    Don Kosak

    Mar 12, 2010
    Hilo, Hawaii
    I've had my white iPad 2 for weeks. The black model seems to show a lot more "dirt" (fingerprints especially) than the white model.

    I have the original iPad in black so it's easy to make comparisons.

    I wouldn't worry about the white model. They're both covered in glass as has been pointed out and wipe clean easily.
  14. Jigsawjammer macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Same thing for me- the smart cover is what you need to consider more for dirt as I have the gray cover as well and need to watch out for dirt on that.

    I wanted black originally but think the white is actually great.
  15. Tom G. macrumors 68010

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    I have no problems with mine which I got about a week and a half or so after they went on sale.
  16. makefunnyfaces macrumors 6502a

    Jun 12, 2010
    West Virginia
    I think it doesn't show fingerprints nearly as bad as the black. That's just IMHO. :)
  17. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    The white bezel is painted white underneath the glass, same as the black. The white home button is covered with a glossy finish, Neither absorb oils and yellow. Same as the old white iPod I have. It's not glass on the front, but it does have a clear plastic over the white plastic, so it doesn't yellow.

    Long story short, quit worrying about white people! Buy it, it's awesome.
  18. scwatkins77 macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2011

    It's not like the paint is the top layer. It's beneath the glass, so it can't get dirty. And the dust and fingerprints on the glass don't show up against the white background like they do the black.
  19. MACaframa macrumors newbie


    Jul 8, 2010
    San Francisco
    Just take extra precaution when your on the toilet ;)
  20. rockinmorockin macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2011
    Is the white distracting or annoying while watching movies or playing games?
  21. calvy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2007
    No it's not distracting to watch movies or play games. Just like the silver bezel on my anti-glare Macbook Pro does not distract from it's screen.
  22. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2009
    Went ahead and ordered me an Apple iPad 2 64gb White online!
  23. MasonH macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Both are glass covered so no difference there.

    However the black bezel nicely "fades away" when you are watching something, reading something or playing a game. For me with the white one... not so much.

    The white never gets out of the picture for me... It just is always very noticeable.
    Like a picture frame or a refrigerator or something :)

    Just glares in your face. And who wants to notice the bezel all the time ?

    Well that's one man's opinion anyways.
  24. fertilized-egg macrumors 68020

    Dec 18, 2009

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