I have had black iPhone's since getting my 3GS back in 2009.
I initially got the black & slate in the iPhone 5 but I later returned it and got the white & silver.
For me, there is too little of a difference in colour between the black and the slate. Whereas the white and silver looks really good.
I think Apple should have kept things simple and offered white and silver, and black and silver. I think the black would have looked a lot better if it were in black and silver rather than black and slate.
I'll be stopping with white and silver while Apple keeps the current iPhone design, when they change it, I might then pre-order one in each colour so as I can see with my own eyes which colour I like best. The pictures on the internet are different to what the iPhone looks like once you receive it I find.
I went with the white and sliver because the black and slate one on display in the phone store had all the black anodizing coming off at the bottom where it was rubbing on the display stand.
The black and slate does show scrapes, scratches a lot more than the white and silver model. I saw a few iPhone's in an Apple Store and the white and silver ones were unmarked, but the black and slate had scratches on them. Granted they would have got all kinds of abuse in the store.
I broke the screen on my 4 And went to eBay and bought a white screen. I had no idea that I had to buy the white button as well so I had a black phone, white screen and black button. When I got my 5 I def went white and silver with a clear case to show off the back
I actually have both because we develop iPhone app and we do a lot of testing, but something I have noticed is that the white iPhone aluminum bumper is not as slippery as the black iPhone bumper.
You could say who cares but I do care a lot because the phone will not rotate as fast when using the Cycloramic app. Here is a video of the black iPhone turning.
Although I purchased a white iPhone 5 on the day of release, I'm to this day regretting it due to it's lack of dirt resistance. You may say I'm silly not to use protective films and cases but I like the phone to be how Apple desired it to be used - therefore the small lips around the bezel have collected a lot of dirt and made the phone look scruffy. Therefore I'd advise you to use protective films and, or cases if you desire to purchase a White & Silver iPhone 5.
I and my son have iPhone 5 and I love them my sister has it in white and its not for me from a distance it almost reminds me of a 4s I just think the 5 is supposed to have that nice sleek but classy look of the black and slate, I also have a mini ipad in black and slate love it just bought a ipad 4 and must admit the white looks better but went with black to fit my collection
I have bought the white S2 and white S3and they both have picked up dirt and grease as I work in a factory, but that was Samsung. Really love white phones, and but really don't like the scuff, may have to go for the black
Hey...!!! I'm not crazy about the back of the white one. But, I want the white phone. I figure the phone is going to end up covered with a case anyway, so you won't see the back, so it doesn't really matter.... so I'm going to get the white!!
Last edited by sidhumeet0; 01-23-2013 at 02:25 AM.