Why Buy a white iphone?

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  1. Ryan Of Seattle macrumors newbie

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    Why would anyone buy a white iphone 4 now when iphone 5 will almost certainly launch with white?
     
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  3. stridemat Moderator

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    Price? When the iPhone 5 is releases the price of both the black and White iPhone 4's will probably drop.
     
  4. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Here are five reasons:

    - A vast majority of cell phone users don't follow product cycles like we do.
    - Some people have actually waited this long for the white one to come out.
    - Some people just have money to blow like that.
    - Some people like to match their phone to their outfit.
    - Some people want to always have the newest thing, even if it's just a color change.
    - Some people are racist. (Even towards phones)
    - Some people are just now eligible for an upgrade.
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  5. syc23 macrumors member

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    Great another dumb thread about a White iPhone. People want to buy it in the same way that some people like to buy a certain car in white and some people in yellow. It's called personal choice.
     
  6. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    If you don't like the thread, there are plenty others patiently awaiting your words of wisdom with baited breath.
     
  7. Gromov macrumors newbie

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    I've worked in one of the video renting stores in UK couple of years ago while studying. A Sony rep told us once that whenever they release white PSPs PS2s etc, majority of them are factory refurb with a new body giving it a status of the brand new item... Not sure if it is true or not, but since then i've been obstaining second wave gadgets in different color since it kinda made sense.
     
  8. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    Ok some good reasons but seriously???? :rolleyes:
     
  9. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Because they can! And they like to show off :D

    Either that or they just like white!
     
  10. BlindMellon macrumors 65816

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    +1 :D

    people that only post to complain about threads makes you wonder why they're even hanging out in forums to begin with. these guys probably walk into a laundromat and wonder why so many people are washing clothes.
     
  11. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    I expected the humor to fly over a couple of heads.
     
  12. syc23 macrumors member

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    I'm not waiting for your words of wisdom that's for sure.
     
  13. MarcBook macrumors 6502a

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    Great analogy! :p

    If I had loads of money and didn't know what to do with it, I'd probably swap my black iPhone 4 for a white one... just for a change.
     
  14. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I'll probably upgrade when I become eligible in mid-May. Have the 3GS currently and it's starting to show its issues. Especially with the most recent iOS upgrades slowing it down.
     
  15. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Fair enough, dont understand the people that are selling their Black 4s to get this though
     
  16. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    "why would you buy an iPhone 4 now if the 5th is coming soon"... With that logic, you would never buy anything since something better is going to come out.

    It's a phone. Some people prefer the white one. When the iPhone 5 comes, their white iPhone 4 will still work.
     
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    Just to put it out there: who says there'll be an iPhone 5? Sure we expect it, but you can't make all your purchases based on assumptions.
     
  19. bidwalj macrumors 6502a

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    People might need a phone now. I doubt they will produce it in mass quantities like they would if it was a big launch for a new model.
     
  20. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    iPhone 4S will come before iPhone 5, Steve told me.
     
  21. outlawarth macrumors regular

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    White iP4? Where do I bring my lawn chair to line up?
     
  22. vincenz macrumors 601

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    I think the OP was referring to the current timeframe, not in the future.
     
  23. jasvncnt macrumors 6502

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    Exactly...couldn't have said it better.
     
  24. astroot macrumors regular

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    I am going to buy the white iPhone 4 the day it comes out.

    Here's my history. I read this forum regularly, know the iPhone 5/4S is coming out soon, but expect it to be a spec bump so I am not worried about not having it when it comes out. I bought an original iPhone when the price dropped big time, passed on the 3G upgrade since my town didn't have 3G coverage at the time, then upgraded to the 3GS on it's launch day. I intended to buy the white iPhone 4 on launch day, but since it wasn't available, I held out.

    I am a male, and will not put a case on the white iPhone.
     
  25. Ommid macrumors 6502

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    Local McDonalds, or Apple store, you choose
     

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