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What Color is Your Ipod's Backlight?

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What Color is Your Ipod's Backlight?

  • Blue

    Votes: 132 41.3%
  • White

    Votes: 116 36.3%
  • Mix

    Votes: 61 19.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 11 3.4%

  • Total voters
    320

torchedlh

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Make sure you are determining the color under NO light (ie in the dark) as different lighting can affect the color of it. Again, look at your ipod in the COMPLETE dark before you judge which color it is. Please try to vote White or Bue, if it's not completely one color, pick which it's closest to. If you can't decide which it's closest to, please vote "Mix".
here's a pic for refrence:
http://www.prwmusic.com/misc/ipod/dark-big.jpg

Also, if you vote other, please post a pic if you could, thanks.
 
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red_420

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Has anyone figured out why the backlight is different in different 3G iPods?
 

stasyna

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ok.

look at your iPod ( 2nd/1st ) gen on an angle, it'll appear blue. look striaght up its white.
 

blue_maffu_202

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what? your backlight can be white? I just orderd a 3G and it will be here tommorow. I hope is has a blue light! Blue is my favorite color. Just my luck it will end up white. why are there 2 colors??? is there a greater chance of having a white one or a blue one?
 

lilteyang

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seems like all the ipods that I see in the stores have white back lights.... I was wondering about that since the pictures on the boxes are always blue.... I'm just waiting for my 15GB to arrive from my ebay seller... I'm crossing my fingers and hoping mine will be blue.... because the white doesn't look nearly as bright...
 

blue_maffu_202

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Well I got my ipod which I bought on ebay. I was soooo wanting a blue backlight but instaed I have a white. The white doesn't look totally bad and it definetly is bright enough. I wish i had blue though, it looks so much better!
 

lilteyang

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As it turned out, some people said my backlight is white; some said it's purple...
It's definitely not blue, I'll tell you that...
 

deftdrummer1

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how could they possibly make different colored backlighting? why would they even do that? to make the resale value of a blue screen ipod worth more??
 

IronSerif

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The picture that Torchedlh posted was the first that I've seen with a blue backlight. Every iPod that I have seen in person has had the white backlighting, even the one that I have :(
 

torchedlh

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weird thing is, although i consider my ipod's backlight to be blue, i've never seen it THAT blue like the ipod in the picture. mine is a darker more purple color. even still i think it provides better contrast than the white backlit ones.
 

MetalliPod717

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confused

Im not really sure what mine is... I just got the 3rd gen. 10GB iPod...after seeing those 2 pics on the first post, i thought mine was blue... but then i looked at mine and it appeares white...but its blindingly bright... not nearly as dull as the white in the pic... so im gonna have to say mines a mix... also... if someone has a pic of the supposedly purple light... id like to see it... every light ive ever seen in person is super bright white like mine.
 

sirgolf82

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Try this...

Turn on your backlight while under fluorescent lights at work, mine looks white. Take it in a dark room, turn it on and it has a blue haze to it. I think it has something to do with the 'white balance' effect some others have talked about on the board.
 

iamaustin

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There are 2 different color backlights. My friend just bought his at CompUSA and it is extremely blue. It looks like it has an indigo backlight that those watches have. Mine is white. Mine looks smoother and there are no shaddows cast by the lights on the side. In addition, mine looks blue under certain lighting conditions
 

ILoveMusic

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Mine is white. I was hoping it was blue, like the one that is displayed on their box!!! Oh well...it's still #### nice! Better than the usuall deep blue or green that some other mp3 players have.

P.S. Can the people responding with their LCD color please include info on their iPod? Like how big of a hard drive?

The reason i ask is because i heard that the 30Gb iPod is the one that comes with a blue lit LCD.
 

iamaustin

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That is not true, my friend has a 15 gig. The blue looks bad, the lights case a big shaddow. He hates his and wishes his backlight was smoother, he even sent it back to apple because he thought there was an issue with the screen. I dont care either way, if he keeps complaining ill just switch mine with his... (his has less scratches :D
 

joe2100

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SIGH.. i just saw one of the actual blue backlight ones at compusa.. it was beautiful.. personally i think the color is much better than the white/grey, it is also much crisper looking, like the lcd is of higher quality. wish there was some way to trade my white 15gig for a blue one 8(
 
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