Which of the iPad’s space gray, silver, gold, or rose gold finishes is right for you? Let’s take a look.
When it comes to choosing a color (or, if we’re being honest, metallic finish) for your iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Pro, there are a few factors worth weighing. Do you want a white bezel around your screen, or a black one? Do you crave the rarest of iPad colors, rose gold? And does color even matter if you plan to hide your iPad in a case?
You may not need a guide to pick the iPad color right for you, and that’s okay. But if you do, we’ve got you covered no matter your coloration concerns.
Fade to black vs bright white
Before you consider your iPad’s rear case color, consider the hue around your screen: The silver, gold, and rose gold iPads have white faceplates, while the space grey iPad models use a black bezel.
Some prefer the look of black — which, like almost all TV sets these days, lets the border practically disappear into the screen. But a black faceplate is also prone to showcase fingerprints and smudges, and may prove distracting on brighter content. In contrast, if you use your iPad as a personal reader, a white bezel can prove easier on the eyes when reading websites, documents, and ebooks with bright or white backgrounds.
Ideally, the faceplate shouldn’t prove too distracting in practice for all but the pickiest of eyes, making it more personal preference than anything else.
- If a white faceplate catches your eye — and not in a good way — you’ll want to consider the Space Gray iPad line.
- If you find a black bezel too constraining or contrasting, stick with a white faceplate and the Silver, Gold,…
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