Who's given up on ordering black and gone to white?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Scott6666, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816

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    After reading all the scuff gate stories who's just decided to buy a white one when they formerly wanted black?

    Happy with choice?
     
  2. Demitra macrumors newbie

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    I pre-ordered 32gb Black and became concerned with scratches and wear issues. Before my phone arrived I visited local apple store and handled both phones. Scratches, Scuffs, and all that stuff aside I was really impressed with the White version. My Black 32gb arrived Wednesday and I began calling every AT&T corporate store in 60 mile radius. Yesterday I managed to locate a 64gb White version and traded up. I really think 64gb is overkill considering my 64gb 4s has never been more than half full, but I wanted White. Needless to say I'm happy with my choice!
     
  3. mattopotamus, Oct 5, 2012
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    mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    honestly, the only place I see this scuffing issue is on the forums. I own a black and personally know 6 other people with black ones w/ no issue. Obviously some are damaged, but scuff-gate will seem way larger than it really is on a forum where people will sign up to discuss a problem. Say there are 1000 people with damaged phones on the forums....I bet 70% of those are new users who signed up just to talk about the problem.

    People are way more likely to talk about a bad experience than a good one. Especially when it comes to informing people about something bad they experienced with a product so hyped.

    With that, both of the phones look great this time around. I have never been a big fan of the white, but the white i5 is sexy. However, I do love my black one and think it looks fantastic. The only criticism I have is that the thing is a dust machine. Any piece of lent/dust in your pockets will stick to the phone!
     
  4. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Agree with the others. Scuffgate is stupid. You may at some point scuff the black, but if you drop either phone, the aluminium is soft and will mark. I had a couple of dings in my old MBP case and they were really obvious.

    I did get a back skin from bestskinsever and I love it. Makes the back a little more grippy and it lets me not worry about just dropping my phone down on whatever surface. I hate screen protectors so I refuse to use one, but at least with the back protected I can always lay it down with the screen up.
     
  5. ZipZap macrumors 601

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    You're not looking close enough or your using a case. I skipped black and went with white.

    It looks great and I believe the scratching will be less noticeable (when it occurs as I keep it cased right now).

    Black and scratching is only an issue for those going naked. If you case it how will it get scratched?

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    Try Glas.t
     
  6. bobswika macrumors newbie

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    I also own a black 64gb iPhone and my wife does also. We have both had them since day one, neither has any scuffs or has ever been in any type of case. I've even dropped mine a few times, granted it was only on carpet but still not a mark on it. I agree with the poster above in that forums tend to give the perception in many cases that a problem is much wider spread then it actually may be in reality. Obviously there is a problem but it is just as obvious that some phones do not have this same problem. The question is in reality how widely spread is the problem. I suspect that if it is as wide spread as it appears on the forums that we would be hearing a lot more about it outside of the forums.
     
  7. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    Thought about it . . .

    Even made a trip out to look at the white iPhone at our Apple store, and got permission to return my unopened black one. But I just liked the look of the black one better. I missed the logic of buying one I did not like but would not show potential marks. My black iPhone arrived and was perfect, and not a mark yet. Of course, I have not checked in on our SEM yet, but maybe later.
     
  8. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I use the phone naked....always have and always will. Zero scratches, scuffs, or anything and had it since launch day.
     
  9. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    It's an issue with most cases because dirt can work its way into the case and it scratches. With both my 3GS and my 4, I had more scratch damage from the case than when the phone was naked.
     
  10. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

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    I've always went black.....and you know what that means.
     
  11. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

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    not looking close enough??

    give me a break.. mine is just fine too.
    this is becoming the ipad 3 screen tint. "you're just color blind and cant see it" "all are defective!!"


    i know there are phones with scratches, and ones without.. but to say someone just cant see them? that seems ignorant.

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    do you have glas.t?
    ive been curious
     
  12. oplix macrumors 65816

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    In soviet Russia, once you go black, you immediately go white.
     
  13. oscsjc macrumors member

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    I went white 32 only because after days of trying at 10pm, I could not get black 32. Eventhough it is not a big deal, the black is just a little more badass looking. The scuffgate stuff is BS. Look at the Apple store. They have many, many phones on display, handled by every varitey of idiot where they are fumbled and manhandled all day long. They all still look good.
     
  14. oplix macrumors 65816

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    We'll see how good it looks in two years.
     
  15. Demitra macrumors newbie

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    Two years? Really?

    How many posters here will still be worried about their iPhone 5...I'm sure by then everyone would have moved on to newer issues.
     
  16. Sj111 macrumors newbie

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    I have decided to keep my black one. It came with a scratch near the camera but no scuffs. I had a white iPhone 4, so I wanted something different. Truth is, everything will show wear and tear eventually....so I got the color I like.:p
     
  17. oplix macrumors 65816

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    Um what? The 5S?. What's gonna be new this time around? A third camera? 20% better graphics? Let's be realistic, sir. I threw two years out there because that's the most common contract term for carriers.

    You being "sure" about what OTHER people will be doing? Maybe you have some special crystal ball that we don't know about?
     
  18. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    A twist on my part. Initially, I was going to preorder a white iP5. However, when I saw the black model, I changed my mind. Have had my black 64gb since launch day. It's perfect and what I had expected. My daughter got a white model and she is very pleased with it.
     
  19. Wafflausages macrumors 6502

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    Had a black one since launch naked and still no scuffs
     
  20. trophynuts macrumors member

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    i originally wanted black as well. I think it looks classy San Diego.

    but now i'm re thinking. Partly because of scuff gate and partly because i would probably take white right now if i could just find one in my area.
     
  21. Demitra macrumors newbie

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    Crystal ball? I'm not sure one would have to rely on magic to realize a pattern...

    iPhone June 2007
    iPhone 3G July 2008
    iPhone 3GS June 2009
    iPhone 4 June 2010
    iPhone 4s October 2011
    iPhone 5 September 2012

    Now what the iPhone 5s...6...17 will feature? Sure that is where a crystal ball would shed some light on the situation!

    Common contracts terms 2 years...
    maybe so but after those two years are you concerned about the looks of your two year old phone or what your new phone will feature?
     
  22. Pipper99 macrumors 68000

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    I considered switching to white, but I had a white 4S, and I wanted a change. I looked at the white IP5 at the Apple store next to my black model for a while, and I decided that I love the look of the black so much more that I'm sticking with it: it's not worth switching to a color that, although it's very attractive, I wouldn't enjoy as much. I carry my iphone naked, too. If it scuffs, I'll heave a small sigh and get over it quickly. :)
     
  23. Vook macrumors member

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    I have always had a black iphone, just wanted to change it up so i picked up a white one, and im a fan of the bare aluminum. No regrets here.
     
  24. erratikmind macrumors 6502a

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    Lol . . . I trust that 2 years from now, people will have real issue to deal with other than worrying about the appearance of their phones.
     
  25. iproductsuser macrumors 6502a

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    I originally ordered a black one and it came with nicks along the bezel. I fought with apple to allow them to send me a white one instead and i'm more than happy with it. The aluminum look on the back is pure greatness...something about the macbook aluminum shade.
     

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