iPhone 5 white or black?

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I was one of the unfortunate ones to receive a black blemished iPhone 5 after taking it home from Target the 21st. They have very limited stock and keep getting them in every week, but only in stock because its a small town. However, they are getting a white 16gb tomorrow, and not a black model. Think I should make the switch?

I mean I had a white 4s, it was nice but wanted a change. I've seen pics of the white 5 on the site, it was beautiful. Anyone have any pictures of their white iPhones to help me decide? I haven't seen any UP CLOSE other than some google searches. Particularly the back. Is it as bad of a scratch magnet as the black model?
 

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I'd be shocked if they let you change colors..

I have the black and not a single scratch or mark anywhere on it and I carry it naked...
 
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I must be lucky, then. My preorder black iPhone 5 arrived in pristine condition. I bought a black iPhone 5 from a local AT&T store yesterday and that was also in perfect condition.
 

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My son has the black iPhone naked at the moment. We talking pant pockets, school backpacks, lockers, jacket pockets, on the floor, at music class (he uses a metronome app), in his TKD bag with sparring gear. Not to mention school bus! Let's say this phone goes places. Nothing on that phone but some sticky finger prints of a 11 year old.
I got white at the moment with a case I like my charm straps.
I take a picture of each when son comes back home
 

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Was just checking out a white one today it was nice! I'm leaning toward white even know I like black phones better and always thought white iPhones are more feminine.. But after seeing the white today I am on the fence. I'm worried black is gonna look terrible the way I keep hearing about scratching
 

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I think the sheen on the silver chamfers of the white iPhone looks great. My 4 and 4S were black so I ordered a white 5. It will be here Friday.

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It's low light but for now this will work
I took the side pictures of the black since that is where the issues are ?
 

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I can see small scrapes on the black. Thanks for posting the white ones, they look nice! I want the black, but afraid it's gonna scrape easy. The white looks just as good though, i'm so torn! The manager said they can exchange it for a different color. It's Target, not Apple. They'd be giving me a new box, accessories, and all.
 

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My son has the black iPhone naked at the moment. We talking pant pockets, school backpacks, lockers, jacket pockets, on the floor, at music class (he uses a metronome app), in his TKD bag with sparring gear. Not to mention school bus! Let's say this phone goes places. Nothing on that phone but some sticky finger prints of a 11 year old.
I got white at the moment with a case I like my charm straps.
I take a picture of each when son comes back home
Huh we have no such issues but that is where people see them if they have them,
 

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I can see small scrapes on the black. Thanks for posting the white ones, they look nice! I want the black, but afraid it's gonna scrape easy. The white looks just as good though, i'm so torn! The manager said they can exchange it for a different color. It's Target, not Apple. They'd be giving me a new box, accessories, and all.
You do ? I can not tell ? But I did notice something else I have to investigate now
 
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I can see small scrapes on the black. Thanks for posting the white ones, they look nice! I want the black, but afraid it's gonna scrape easy. The white looks just as good though, i'm so torn! The manager said they can exchange it for a different color. It's Target, not Apple. They'd be giving me a new box, accessories, and all.
I don't see any scrapes on the black in those pics. Where are they?
 

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I'm just the opposite of you. I've had black for every iteration of the iPhone and have just got my first white one with the 5. I'm absolutely loving the change so I say hold out for what's going to make you happiest - which sounds like the black. You'll be glad you did in the long run.
 

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The black is nice but the chamfer is really delicate. The anodized part is pretty durable but I'm starting to get little dings in the chamfer. They should've anodized the entire ring or used a more durable metal.
 
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The black is nice but the chamfer is really delicate. The anodized part is pretty durable but I'm starting to get little dings in the chamfer. They should've anodized the entire ring or used a more durable metal.
Isn't the white just as bad ?
 

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I got one super super super small nick on my white iPhone it's on the gate right on the edge wheeee it rolls over the edge by the volume keys really small to see and I use my phone naked no case no screen protectors.
 

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Isn't the white just as bad ?
Maybe but I wouldn't think so. Black with a scratch shows silver metal whereas silver with a scratch is gonna show silver metal. It's not gonna be as visible at a glance.