Why did Apple change the name of the white 5s to silver?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by unobtainium, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. unobtainium macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    As far as I can tell it's cosmetically identical to the white iPhone 5 (aside from the fingerprint sensor), so why the name change? There's actually more "white" on the phone than there is "silver" so it doesn't make sense to me.
  2. ewils19 macrumors 6502

    Oct 15, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    Because the gold version is white as well. It's easier to just say silver and gold than white/silver and white/gold.
  3. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  4. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    To differentiate it from the gold and white model.
  5. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    I'm going to argue that and say the amount of white on the iPhone is equal or less than the amount of silver on the device. The back is dominantly silver, there's a silver ring around the home button, and the side, top, and bottom, is all silver. The only white parts are the face and rear glass panels.
  6. unobtainium thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2011
    Fair enough, these answers make sense. I really wish there was a 5s that was pure white. Never cared for the "white" iPhone 5 because of the silver. I'd get a 5c but I prefer having the fingerprint sensor and better camera. Oh well!
  7. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  8. Curun macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2013
    They didn't change, just shortened.

    Was White/Silver and now simply Silver.

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