White vs. Black, Which one?

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  1. II AndyG33 II macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    So which iphone do you guys have???

    which one is better for handling scratches?
    which one looks more elegant? (most would say personal taste)

    looking into buying one and i think they both look amazing
    [16gb of course]
     
  2. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    I opted for the black, then yesterday I was down at the Apple store and nabbed one of the contour slide cases, I absolutely love it!
     
  3. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I think they both look great, but I'm thrilled that I have a white one. :D
     
  4. razorianfly macrumors 65816

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    I say, go for white.

    Check my signature for a link to pictures.

    I think you'll agree, once you see them. :cool:

    Around 1 in 4 iPhone 3G's are White - Think. Different.

    R-Fly
     
  5. Next Tuesday macrumors 6502a

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    I got the 16 gig black and love it. I was gonna go with white like my friend but once i seen the dirt and lint buildup in the cracks of the skin he has on it, Im glad i got black.
     
  6. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    That's the problem. No skin on mine. :D
     
  7. II AndyG33 II thread starter macrumors regular

    II AndyG33 II

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    Thanks for all the info guys!
    I think i'll go for the white!

    are they really susceptible to scratches with the plastic back???
     
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  9. Inukami macrumors 6502

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    I love both but i picked white because A. It felt more original B. they didn't have anymore 16GB Black(not that i wanted one anyways).
     
  10. TonyMil macrumors member

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    I just ordered the white one 1AUG08.
    The color really didn't matter to me and I went with white because it seems to have the fastest delivery time.
     
  11. Topper82 macrumors member

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    White

    From the pictures of the cracking iPhone cases, it looks much more noticeable on the white than the black.
     
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    I went with 16 GB Black on launch mainly because I couldn't look at the white one and there were no white display models. Now, I'm going to the Apple Store to exchange it due to cracks and light leak. I'm not positive, but I might go with white to try it out. :)
     
  14. reddevil865 macrumors newbie

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    while i dont have one ive seen them at the apple store and the black smudges easily. ge tthe white:D
     
  15. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    my friend has the black and honestly it doesn't smudge too much. That being said, I'm glad as he'll I went for the white. The black and chrome looks cool, but white and chrome does too. For me, I don't like having what most people have, so white is perfect for me.
     
  16. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    White trash for me. :D
    I figured everyone would get the black, besides the black is a smudge/scratch magnet.
     
  17. profetto macrumors regular

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    My brother has white and I know he hasn't had to wipe the back of his phone off yet and it still looks shiny.

    I have the black and its horrible for finger prints and minor scratches!

    I love them both though!
     
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  19. benmrii macrumors 65816

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    Never understood the affinity for white products. I cheered when the iPods started coming in black and would pay extra to not have a white iPhone. :) Black ftw.
     
  20. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Smudges and scratches FTL. :)
     
  21. shinenjk macrumors regular

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    I would've gotten white if it were ALL WHITE, not half white half black. From the back just seeing the white, yea it looks good. But look at the white iphone pics taken from the side showing both the white & black surfaces - looks ugly.

    Black iPhone, however, is slick & sexy. It's like a black BMW M3 with nice chrome wheels. I use Bodyguardz so my phone is completely scratch/smudge-free. :D

    Go to an Apple Store and check them out. I thought I liked white looking at Apple.com pictures but when I saw them in person, I went for black with no hesitation.
     
  22. Burton8219 macrumors 6502

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    I thought we were done with these threads after the launch... Why are you asking other people what color to buy when you are ultimately the person who is going to have to live with it?? Jesus it's not like you are buying a car here; it's just the color of the back of your phone. If you get the white and someone sees your phone they aren't going to go "Oh My God look at this loser!! He got the white iPhone!!! What a retard!!" and vice versa. If this is the hardest decision you have to make in your life consider yourself very lucky. There are trade-offs for each color. Black shows fingerprints, as much as everyone says it show scratches it really doesn't too badly. White will get dirty as a mofo over time and personally I think it looks stupid with half of it being white and half being black(just my opinion). In the end you are going to have to make this decision like a big boy. It's your phone and you are going to have to live with your decision.
     
  23. afireintonto macrumors 6502a

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    black dude - one the white ones you can see the sim card slot really well like the whole outline :[
     

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