Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



70 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 113836 29-Jan-2013 16:30 Send private message

What has been the experience people have had here in NZ with iphone 5 flaking.  Or should I go with black.

Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic
1526 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 69


  Reply # 752780 29-Jan-2013 16:58 Send private message

Don't know about any flaking,

But the thing that annoyed me about the white version was that the bezel was still silver, 

On the black one, its all black baby, 

4032 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 181

Trusted

  Reply # 752783 29-Jan-2013 17:03 Send private message

No experience with it, but if it was flaking I would collect the flakes  to sell on Ebay or Trademe. Fairy dust mixed with ground unicorn horn and other magical ingredients should fetch a good price on the second hand market.

*Seriously* The black looks so much better.




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: AndroidNZ.net




70 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 752793 29-Jan-2013 17:18 Send private message

Black it is then. Probably order it next month.



70 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 754524 1-Feb-2013 19:17 Send private message

I've done it. -- combined with my thoughts here - http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=76&topicid=112490

I got an iPhone 5 - 64GB and White!!!

757 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 17


  Reply # 754542 1-Feb-2013 20:36 Send private message

Here is my take - a white iPhone while looks pristine and admittedly more 'desirable' consider the following scenario: You are using your phone in a reasonably dark room/area - you could be watching a movie or replying to a iMessage and the last thing you'd want is an annoying white bezel visible detracting your attention from the screen

If you are okay with that then go for it.

Also, my observations from people on the office floor - women go for the white ones.

82 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3

Trusted

  Reply # 754617 1-Feb-2013 23:45 Send private message

I bought iPhone 5 - White.

This is my 5th iPnone and every one that I owned before was black. So when it came to the new iPhone5, black was it for me: first, because I prefer black phones and second, as khull pointed out when you are watching video etc black is less distracting from the content on the phone.

However, here are the reasons I went for white:

The two-toned back plate on the iPhone 5 means that color choices aren't as simple as "white" and "black". You've got "white & silver" and "black & slate". 

The brushed aluminum on the back of the iPhone 5 is darker on the black version and shinier on the white version.

The black version is actually painted, so when it scratches you can see silver coming through. I already seen some of my friends who bough black iPhone5s with the scratch marks, they look horrible.

So when I was weighing up the above two reasons I was still not 100% convinced. Here is what moved me to 5.

Unlike other phones, iPhones hold their value and when it comes the time to upgrade, you can get a decent $$ for your old iPhone, making the upgrade not that expensive. For example I got $625 for my 16GB iPhone 4S, so the new iPhone5 only cost me $400. I had iPhone 4S in pristine condition, except for a tiny bump on the side. In iPhone 4S that side is silver, so the bump is barely noticeable. If this was iPhone5, I would've lost value on it.

And, to top it all off, I discovered that white iPhones commanded higher premium on TradeMe for some reason. An equivalent iPhone 4S 16GB in white sold for $700!

The combination of those reasons kind of sealed the deal for me. White it was.

I've read somewhere - when it comes to the iPhone 5, White is the new Black!




Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by kawaii on 25-Apr-2014 04:42 (100 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Auckland Transport Hop card - look out for errors
Created by robjg63, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Apr-2014 20:48 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 24-Apr-2014 21:36 (176 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.