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Black or White iPhone?
How many of you Forum members prefer a white iPhone to a black one? Or the other way around?

I personally like black much better, but I have a white iPhone 3GS that I traded for on Tuesday. Liking it so far, but still wishing it was black... I'm curious because I feel somewhat like the "odd one out" white just about the only white iPhone owner amongst others in my area. I know it's simply just a color, but I know some of you have personal preferences.

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How many of you Forum members prefer a white iPhone to a black one? Or the other way around?

I personally like black much better, but I have a white iPhone 3GS that I traded for on Tuesday. Liking it so far, but still wishing it was black... I'm curious because I feel somewhat like the "odd one out" white just about the only white iPhone owner amongst others in my area. I know it's simply just a color, but I know some of you have personal preferences.

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hi... how are you..

 

i had a black Iphone 4 it was cool but kind of plain lol...so i got a Iphone 4S a black  16 GB. it was  defective so i got to exhcange it for a iphone 4S 16GB a white one.  the stands out more than the black, i had ppl ask me ohh is that the White 4S  Iphone? i say yes and smile.  

 

white stands out more to me. but i would like to  have the black one back also. but after a while the black got boring. 

 


Wild Banchi wrote:
How many of you Forum members prefer a white iPhone to a black one? Or the other way around?

I personally like black much better, but I have a white iPhone 3GS that I traded for on Tuesday. Liking it so far, but still wishing it was black... I'm curious because I feel somewhat like the "odd one out" white just about the only white iPhone owner amongst others in my area. I know it's simply just a color, but I know some of you have personal preferences.


 

hi... how are you..

 

i had a black Iphone 4 it was cool but kind of plain lol...so i got a Iphone 4S a black  16 GB. it was  defective so i got to exhcange it for a iphone 4S 16GB a white one.  the stands out more than the black, i had ppl ask me ohh is that the White 4S  Iphone? i say yes and smile.  

 

white stands out more to me. but i would like to  have the black one back also. but after a while the black got boring. 

 


Wild Banchi wrote:
How many of you Forum members prefer a white iPhone to a black one? Or the other way around?

I personally like black much better, but I have a white iPhone 3GS that I traded for on Tuesday. Liking it so far, but still wishing it was black... I'm curious because I feel somewhat like the "odd one out" white just about the only white iPhone owner amongst others in my area. I know it's simply just a color, but I know some of you have personal preferences.


 

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Oct 27, 2011 4:26:10 PM
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You made some good points, graphite. I would agree that the white does stand out more.

Oh well. It's just a color.

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You made some good points, graphite. I would agree that the white does stand out more.

Oh well. It's just a color.

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I like the white. It looks clean. But I also like brighter colors over darker ones. The problem is, I have a 2 year old, so the white won't stay clean for very long...

I like the white. It looks clean. But I also like brighter colors over darker ones. The problem is, I have a 2 year old, so the white won't stay clean for very long...

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I prefer black. But I also like clean industrial type stuff. Brushed metal, anodized aluminum, etc... For me white is just too.... well white. Smiley Happy

 

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I prefer black. But I also like clean industrial type stuff. Brushed metal, anodized aluminum, etc... For me white is just too.... well white. Smiley Happy

 

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I guess that's a simple way to put it... Smiley Very Happy

I think the stainless steel band around the 4/4S looks very nice, too.

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I guess that's a simple way to put it... Smiley Very Happy

I think the stainless steel band around the 4/4S looks very nice, too.

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I love the way the white iPhone looks.. Very sleek and clean. I think being one of the only people to have a white phone in your area is kind of cool. Who wants to be like everyone else? I ordered a white one and it will be a nice change from my black 3g.

I love the way the white iPhone looks.. Very sleek and clean. I think being one of the only people to have a white phone in your area is kind of cool. Who wants to be like everyone else? I ordered a white one and it will be a nice change from my black 3g.

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Absolutely love my white IPhone 4s. It's different from all the black ones around and I love the way my case looks on it (would look weird if the phone was black). It's just a clean looking, pretty phone.
Absolutely love my white IPhone 4s. It's different from all the black ones around and I love the way my case looks on it (would look weird if the phone was black). It's just a clean looking, pretty phone.

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I went with the Black iPhone 4S. I prefer the Black color better as I watch a lot of videos on my iPhones and I think they stand out more with an all black background.
I went with the Black iPhone 4S. I prefer the Black color better as I watch a lot of videos on my iPhones and I think they stand out more with an all black background.

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Black for same reason, Uverse TV and movies/music vids.

Plus, it's foolish to not have a case, so outside color isn't as important, but screen area is to me. I tried a clear case on my old Touch, and ended up going back to black; even clear edges on front took away from TV watching--or perhaps I'm just too easily distracted? Smiley Very Happy
Black for same reason, Uverse TV and movies/music vids.

Plus, it's foolish to not have a case, so outside color isn't as important, but screen area is to me. I tried a clear case on my old Touch, and ended up going back to black; even clear edges on front took away from TV watching--or perhaps I'm just too easily distracted? Smiley Very Happy

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I prefer my electronics in black instead of white. I do have decals on both my iPhone and Kindle though. 

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I prefer my electronics in black instead of white. I do have decals on both my iPhone and Kindle though. 

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wish they would come out with a stainless steel version....silver bulletSmiley Very Happy

wish they would come out with a stainless steel version....silver bulletSmiley Very Happy

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I would buy that in a heartbeat. I love the stainless steel back on my iPad.

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I would buy that in a heartbeat. I love the stainless steel back on my iPad.

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napili wrote:

wish they would come out with a stainless steel version....silver bulletSmiley Very Happy



i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .


napili wrote:

wish they would come out with a stainless steel version....silver bulletSmiley Very Happy



i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

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graphite07 wrote:
i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

I would purchase a Navy Blue iPhone, but I don't see that happening.


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i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

I would purchase a Navy Blue iPhone, but I don't see that happening.

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Irish Rose wrote:

graphite07 wrote:
i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

I would purchase a Navy Blue iPhone, but I don't see that happening.


ohh i know...  i wish apple would do a different color theme. or something like  hard plastic back  scratch proof and in colors.


Irish Rose wrote:

graphite07 wrote:
i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

I would purchase a Navy Blue iPhone, but I don't see that happening.


ohh i know...  i wish apple would do a different color theme. or something like  hard plastic back  scratch proof and in colors.

hello!!!

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graphite07 wrote:

Irish Rose wrote:

graphite07 wrote:
i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

I would purchase a Navy Blue iPhone, but I don't see that happening.


ohh i know...  i wish apple would do a different color theme. or something like  hard plastic back  scratch proof and in colors.


I saw a guy on craigslist trying to sell an iPhone 4 that was custom-colored lime green. Looked very different from the traditional colors. I don't remember how he said he did it, (included it in the description) but I'm sure he tacked on some more dough to the asking price because that color change was likely not very cheap...

 

Scratch-proof would be very nice. Scratch-proof AND chrome would be even better.

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graphite07 wrote:

Irish Rose wrote:

graphite07 wrote:
i would got the stainless steel version or a  chromed back or a hard coated plastic back in different colors, such as candy apple red,pearl white or something like wicked orange or blue or even a candy green .

I would purchase a Navy Blue iPhone, but I don't see that happening.


ohh i know...  i wish apple would do a different color theme. or something like  hard plastic back  scratch proof and in colors.


I saw a guy on craigslist trying to sell an iPhone 4 that was custom-colored lime green. Looked very different from the traditional colors. I don't remember how he said he did it, (included it in the description) but I'm sure he tacked on some more dough to the asking price because that color change was likely not very cheap...

 

Scratch-proof would be very nice. Scratch-proof AND chrome would be even better.

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I had a black 3GS and exchanged it for the white 4. I like the white. BUT I put a pink and white otter box on it and the more I look at it, the more it looks like a child's toy. :/
I had a black 3GS and exchanged it for the white 4. I like the white. BUT I put a pink and white otter box on it and the more I look at it, the more it looks like a child's toy. :/

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You don't have to wait for Apple to come out with a line of colored iPhones. Just do a Google search on backplate housing for iPhones and you can customize your phone to the color of your choice. 

 

 

A few sites to visit: 

 

Here's a YouTube link on how you can easily change the backplate of your iPhone. iPhone Back Housing Replacement

 

You can also visit PhonePartsUSA.com if you are interested in colorizing your iPhone.

 

Black or White iPhone? How about both... Check out the link... Black Front/White Back iPhone

 

Not into colors? How about an Aluminum Backplate?

 

Want a colored iPhone but don't want to replace the housing/backplate of your iPhone?... Then you can do a temporary color change with Replicase. It's a snap on case that resembles the backplate of your iPhone, except it comes in colors and can easily be replaced to swap to a different color.

 

 

 

These are just a few of many sites that can help you to personalize your iPhone.  Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

You don't have to wait for Apple to come out with a line of colored iPhones. Just do a Google search on backplate housing for iPhones and you can customize your phone to the color of your choice. 

 

 

A few sites to visit: 

 

Here's a YouTube link on how you can easily change the backplate of your iPhone. iPhone Back Housing Replacement

 

You can also visit PhonePartsUSA.com if you are interested in colorizing your iPhone.

 

Black or White iPhone? How about both... Check out the link... Black Front/White Back iPhone

 

Not into colors? How about an Aluminum Backplate?

 

Want a colored iPhone but don't want to replace the housing/backplate of your iPhone?... Then you can do a temporary color change with Replicase. It's a snap on case that resembles the backplate of your iPhone, except it comes in colors and can easily be replaced to swap to a different color.

 

 

 

These are just a few of many sites that can help you to personalize your iPhone.  Smiley Happy

 

 

 

 

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More from eBay... Replicase

More from eBay... Replicase

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Those are sharp looking! Apple should sell them.
Those are sharp looking! Apple should sell them.

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I love the white! I can find it!

I love the white! I can find it!

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I like the white I have the withe 3GS and I just got the two withe 64gb and I love it still waiting for to be ship I can't wait to see it but white is the way to go
I like the white I have the withe 3GS and I just got the two withe 64gb and I love it still waiting for to be ship I can't wait to see it but white is the way to go

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White definitely is clean. It does attract more attention, though - not sure if that's necessarily a good thing...

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White definitely is clean. It does attract more attention, though - not sure if that's necessarily a good thing...

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But aren't there other makers that have white now?

But aren't there other makers that have white now?

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But aren't there other makers that have white now?
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Yes, there are. HTC is jumping on the color choice bandwagon (EVO), and Sony Ericsson did with the release of the white Xperia X10. Rumors suspect that Samsung will join them as well.

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Yes, there are. HTC is jumping on the color choice bandwagon (EVO), and Sony Ericsson did with the release of the white Xperia X10. Rumors suspect that Samsung will join them as well.

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defo the White one for me Smiley Wink
defo the White one for me Smiley Wink

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I can see where white wouldn't show fingerprints as much!

I can see where white wouldn't show fingerprints as much!

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spd2demun wrote:

I can see where white wouldn't show fingerprints as much!


This is true--that is one of the main reasons car buyers choose a white-colored vehicle (vs. say, a black one)...not so much a fingerprint issue, but that white-colored products (with the possible exception of clothes) "hide" dirt and other imperfections pretty well.  However, generally speaking a black product will look exceptionally sharper than a similarly white-colored product, when maintained properly (i.e., kept clean).  I mean, there is a reason why the majority of home A/V electronic equipment (e.g., stereo receivers, flat-screen displays, disc players) are black in color, but to be fair there may be a valid argument for smaller-sized electronic equipment such as iPhones and iPods looking a bit nicer in white.


spd2demun wrote:

I can see where white wouldn't show fingerprints as much!


This is true--that is one of the main reasons car buyers choose a white-colored vehicle (vs. say, a black one)...not so much a fingerprint issue, but that white-colored products (with the possible exception of clothes) "hide" dirt and other imperfections pretty well.  However, generally speaking a black product will look exceptionally sharper than a similarly white-colored product, when maintained properly (i.e., kept clean).  I mean, there is a reason why the majority of home A/V electronic equipment (e.g., stereo receivers, flat-screen displays, disc players) are black in color, but to be fair there may be a valid argument for smaller-sized electronic equipment such as iPhones and iPods looking a bit nicer in white.

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