1. evorc's Avatar
    I know it's probably because of the scuffing issues. But the black slate was the best black combination IMO! I really hope they bring it back for the iPhone 6! The new black grey is not bad but the black slate is just much slicker.
    nr2d likes this.
    09-10-2013 02:23 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    09-10-2013 02:39 PM
  3. cardfan's Avatar
    Agree but not a big deal if you use a case.
    09-10-2013 02:42 PM
  4. mikeo007's Avatar
    Too hard to anodize according to Renee. Rather than absorb the cost of defects, better to just pick an easier colour to anodize.
    09-10-2013 02:52 PM
  5. Eileen89's Avatar
    Too hard to anodize according to Renee. Rather than absorb the cost of defects, better to just pick an easier colour to anodize.
    This makes perfect sense on Apples part, especially given the amount of complaints about the Black iPhone 5.
    Last edited by Irish Rose; 09-10-2013 at 03:05 PM. Reason: Typo
    09-10-2013 02:54 PM
  6. sanc333's Avatar
    it was too prone to scratches, nicks and was difficult to anodise too.
    09-10-2013 02:56 PM
  7. John Yester's Avatar
    Don't matter to me... Solid hardware and OS is tops for me.
    Eileen89 and ladyc0524 like this.
    09-10-2013 02:57 PM
  8. evorc's Avatar
    I can see that as a good reason for apple to discontinue it. Based on leaks, ipad mini might be going back to silver casing as well and eliminate black/slate option. Man it's a slick a color combination but I agree it does scratches/scuff easily. I'm just disappointed because I've always wanted an all black or somewhat iphone. Now, this might just be a one time thing with the iphone 5 because of all the resulting issues.

    Overall, I do think it is a good upgrade for people coming from a 4/4s. Even for some 5 owners that are willing to upgrade. Imagine what iphone 6 will bring us!
    09-10-2013 02:58 PM
  9. nr2d's Avatar
    I'll miss the black/slate. Space grey I guess will be ok. I'll just use a black case.
    evorc likes this.
    09-10-2013 03:02 PM
  10. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I agree with the OP what's with the white models dominating? I want the gold color option but with black not white.


    posted on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7
    evorc likes this.
    09-10-2013 03:03 PM
  11. evorc's Avatar
    I agree with the OP what's with the white models dominating? I want the gold color option but with black not white.


    posted on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7
    I think iPhones/iOS is getting more feminine by the day . I'm still ok with ios7. I just wish there's an option for black or dark gray ui for the black iPhone instead of white.
    09-10-2013 03:17 PM
  12. tlo07's Avatar
    Did the resale value of my black 32 gb iPhone 5 just go up slightly? Lol! Wishful thinking...

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    evorc likes this.
    09-10-2013 06:28 PM
  13. evorc's Avatar
    Did the resale value of my black 32 gb iPhone 5 just go up slightly? Lol! Wishful thinking...

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    Haha! The last of the black/slates, extra $50!
    09-10-2013 08:01 PM
  14. tlo07's Avatar
    Haha! The last of the black/slates, extra $50!
    Well it IS an endangered species now after all so that sounds good to me!

    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
    09-10-2013 08:18 PM
  15. xlipstickandbruisesx's Avatar
    Buy a used 5 in black/slate from someone that bought applecare+ so you have a warranty for another year lol problem solved if you want a black phone
    evorc likes this.
    09-10-2013 08:28 PM
  16. Peligro911's Avatar
    I agree with the OP what's with the white models dominating? I want the gold color option but with black not white.


    posted on an iPhone 5 running iOS 7
    Black and yellow black and yellow lol .. If it was gold and black I would prefer that also .. Hmm buy 2 and customize or not ?? Lol


    Brought to you from my iPad 4 LTE routed and bouncing across the globe on multiple servers from Tapatalk !
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    09-10-2013 11:42 PM
  17. Peligro911's Avatar
    Buy a used 5 in black/slate from someone that bought applecare+ so you have a warranty for another year lol problem solved if you want a black phone
    My resale just went up on this theory lol


    Brought to you from my iPad 4 LTE routed and bouncing across the globe on multiple servers from Tapatalk !
    09-10-2013 11:42 PM
  18. evorc's Avatar
    My resale just went up on this theory lol


    Brought to you from my iPad 4 LTE routed and bouncing across the globe on multiple servers from Tapatalk !
    Reminds me of the Toyota Supra!
    09-10-2013 11:44 PM
  19. Peligro911's Avatar
    Reminds me of the Toyota Supra!
    And honda del sol lol


    Brought to you from my iPad 4 LTE routed and bouncing across the globe on multiple servers from Tapatalk !
    evorc likes this.
    09-10-2013 11:45 PM
  20. eve6er69's Avatar
    It's rare I see an iPhone out of a case so color really doesn't matter to most I feel.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    Alli likes this.
    09-11-2013 12:53 AM
  21. evorc's Avatar
    It's rare I see an iPhone out of a case so color really doesn't matter to most I feel.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    That's true but I'm one those brave ones and only use ghost armor. But who knows, perhaps the liquid metal will allow the iPhone 6 to have a black version again.
    09-11-2013 12:57 AM
  22. eve6er69's Avatar
    That's true but I'm one those brave ones and only use ghost armor. But who knows, perhaps the liquid metal will allow the iPhone 6 to have a black version again.
    You are a rebel I tell ya.


    Sent from my Gameboy Color
    evorc likes this.
    09-11-2013 12:58 AM
  23. evorc's Avatar
    After seeing the space gray in person I changed my mind about it. It is actually nicely done! It has a nice dark tone to it. Well done Apple!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk - now Free
    09-20-2013 10:32 PM

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