1. Amy wineBerry's Avatar
    So I love the look of the black iPhone 5, but I can't bring myself to give up my white iPhone 5. Looking at the demo units in the store, it seems the sides of the device show the chips in the metal easier than the white.

    That leass me to ask, how durable is the black iPad mini? I know the finish chips if it is dropped, but aside from that, how does it hold up?
    12-07-2012 08:36 PM
  2. Garz's Avatar
    The black ones I've seen on display at the Apple store are kind of beat up but they also get handled hard. Yes it with showing bruising easier but you will also take much better care than those demo units.
    12-07-2012 10:02 PM
  3. fallenangel808's Avatar
    So I love the look of the black iPhone 5, but I can't bring myself to give up my white iPhone 5. Looking at the demo units in the store, it seems the sides of the device show the chips in the metal easier than the white.

    That leass me to ask, how durable is the black iPad mini? I know the finish chips if it is dropped, but aside from that, how does it hold up?
    Like you I was debating if I should get a black iPad mini. I bought the white iPhone 5 for the very reason of the scratches some have said on their black iPhone 5. At the time I didn't have a choice because when I bought the mini from a VerizonWireless corp. store they had the last 32g in black and I didn't want to wait any longer. I'm glad I got it. It was absolutely flawless. So far I had my iPad mini for almost 2 weeks now and it still looks brand new. Even though I'm really careful not to toss it around I'm going to buy a clear snap case w/ the Smart Cover from Best Buy just to be on the safe side.


    Sent w/ aloha from my iPad mini using Tapatalk
    12-08-2012 04:24 AM
  4. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I have a black 5 and mini. For both I do not use cases, I use front and back skin protectors. My 5 shows faint scratches on a few spots on the sides, not on the flat pieces, but on the edge(screen meets side). My mini does not have any scratches. They are the same materials, so it is all in how you handle them. My 5 gets put in cup holders in the car, sat in my nightstand, etc.....but my mini does not.

    I did get AppleCare + for my phone bc I knew it would scratch easily.


    Sent from my iPad mini using Tapatalk
    12-08-2012 12:21 PM
  5. pstmstr's Avatar
    I have an iPad mini and an iPhone 5, both in black. I keep both in a Incipio feather case that weighs next to nothing and offers a bit of protection. I do think either unit would show some minor nicks and scratches if carried in a pocket or purse without a case.
    12-08-2012 04:20 PM

Similar Threads

  1. iPad Mini: Black or White???
    By Branz1 in forum Original iPad mini
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 12-13-2012, 02:22 AM
  2. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-25-2012, 09:06 AM
  3. Why I think the iPad Mini should be 16:9...
    By richard_rsp in forum Original iPad mini
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-06-2012, 06:54 PM
  4. Crazy "iPad Mini" idea
    By bobbob1016 in forum Original iPad mini
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 08-24-2012, 04:07 PM
  5. ipad mini
    By cardfan in forum Original iPad mini
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-12-2012, 09:58 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD