White or Black? Pros and Cons

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  1. IndianaiPhone macrumors regular

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    I can't decide which colour to get... I would like to get the black but I heard it might scratch/smudge easily. Anyone else have any pros and cons for the two colours?
     
  2. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    Black
    Pros:
    Looks sharper

    Cons:
    Will show scratches more
    Will be much more common


    White
    Pros:
    Won't show scratches as much
    Most think it looks feminine (Pro if you're a female)
    Will be a lot less common than black

    Cons:
    Will show dirt easier
    Most think it looks feminine (Con if you're a male)


    Personally I'm going for black because I like the way it looks.
     
  3. Babiipiink macrumors member

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    White all the way!! Very unique. And it matches with my wireless mouse! :p
     
  4. DreamPod macrumors 65816

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    You mean *you* think it looks feminine...
     
  5. Pointer macrumors regular

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    Black:

    Pros: It is available in the UK. Cool, sleek looking colour.

    Cons: Smudges, fingerprints etc. will show up a LOT.

    White:

    Pros: It is the original Apple colour. Likely to not show up smudges as much as the black (although they will still show).

    Cons: It is not available in the UK!!! Unbelievable.
     
  6. benjd macrumors newbie

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    Black
    Pros: You look cool

    White
    Cons: you look like a tit.

    Did I get it right?
     
  7. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    Only if you hold your pinky up while holding it ;)
     
  8. FarSeide macrumors 6502a

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    I was planning on getting the white one for my wife and black one for my self. This my wife and I can switch if we get sick of the color.

    Then a thought... I bought a white InCase Slider case for my first gen. iPhone cause I liked the look. If that's the case, I think I would be happy with the white one.
     
  9. protekt0r macrumors regular

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    I agree... white isn't feminine. Pink is.

    I owned the first 3 generations of the iPod, all of which were white. I also have a white MacBook.

    No one has ever accused me of being feminine.
     
  10. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    Black

    Pro: its an iphone

    Con: Its not free

    White

    Pro:
    1) Its an iphone
    2) if you wipe your a** with it you can tell if your clean.

    Con:
    1) I if you wipe your a** with it you will change its color.
     
  11. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816

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    poor attempt at being funny. get some better material.
     
  12. kabunaru Guest

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    Black:
    Will be hotter to the touch of the human hand in the Sun

    White:
    Will be cooler to the touch of the human hand in the Sun than the black iPhone 3G
     
  13. JohnnyQuest macrumors 65816

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    Seconded.
     
  14. Sky Blue Guest

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    thirded
     
  15. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    hmm interesting. I never thought of that.
     
  16. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    fourthed
     
  17. wackymacky macrumors 65832

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    Black: My wife says it's too expencive.

    White: My wife will pinch it for herself

    Best stick to back and put up with the whining. I can always put the headphones on. :D
     
  18. ClassicMac247 macrumors 6502

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    Honestly, I'm a guy, and I'm totally digging the white one, it will match my macbook so thats a pro for me, however, Apples lineups and computers in the future will be based on the current iMac design, in other words gun metal black, shiny glossy black, and brushed/polished aluminum, I have a feeling future iPhones will follow the black and metal designs that the first one had and what the second one lacks. We all know Apples designs are beautiful but they tend to follow in each others footsteps. I'm a design guy, it's all about the looks and how it works, but when it comes to which color, go white, it will stand out more.
     
  19. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    Technically the black phone would change colours too, or else I'd consult a doctor.
     
  20. Loonytik macrumors 6502a

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    I think the white plastic will become dingy looking. Like a smokers teeth. :D
     
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  22. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    i would say so....:rolleyes:
     
  23. vincebio macrumors 6502a

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    it is in 3 weeks time. Pre orders start on Aug 1st for it.
    Delivery the following friday...
     
  24. kinster macrumors 6502a

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    phew..... s/he had me going there :(
     
  25. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    Im very excited for the white
    every apple product I own (and I own more than I should) is white
    Apple's color is white. I don't like that they're going to black. Even going all alluminum is pushing it

    you can think its feminine. I just think its BA
     

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