White iPad 2 users, does it get dirty quickly?

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  1. ronaldcastillo macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    No if anything it hides dust and fingerprints much better than my GF's black gen 1 iPad.
     
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  4. ronaldcastillo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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

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

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    Still remains clean after taking it everywhere with me.
     
  7. sarends macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 68000

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    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

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

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    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

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    Yep.

    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

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    Just take extra precaution when your on the toilet ;)
     
  20. rockinmorockin macrumors member

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

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    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

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

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    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.
     
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