Ah, the things we stress over. After 4 weeks with both a blakc and white iPad in the home I reflect back at the silly discussion/threads that were going on about it. Everything from 'Movies will look better with a black background' to 'white is a chick's color'. Movie are just as fine with a white background as they are my old pad's black black background. In fact, there is no difference regardless of any software I am using. One man's opinion: it is purely an issue of aesthetics. It has no impact on the actual enjoyment of the experience. My light blue cover with a white pad looks great. That's good enough for me.