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

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  1. unobtainium macrumors 68000

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    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

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    Because the gold version is white as well. It's easier to just say silver and gold than white/silver and white/gold.
     
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  4. OllyW Moderator

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    To differentiate it from the gold and white model.
     
  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    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 68000

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    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!
     
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  8. Curun macrumors 6502

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    They didn't change, just shortened.

    Was White/Silver and now simply Silver.
     

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