White or black iPhone more tempting to thieves?
September 28, 2012 11:03 AM Subscribe
Is there a difference in the white or black iPhone's attractiveness to thieves-- to the point where it should influence my buying decision?
posted by bchaplin to Technology (19 answers total)
I ride the train in Boston a lot, sometimes later at night and alone, and like a lot of my fellow riders, I use my iPhone to keep me amused during the commutes. (I know this goes against advice to keep electronics tucked away and hidden, but I don't see the point of having them if I don't get to use them during my commute when they are most needed.
Fortunately, I have never in my now fairly long life been the victim of a snatch-and-grab or a mugging. But now it's time to trade up to the iPhone 5 and I am really tempted to buy the white one, whereas all my previous phones have been black or otherwise nondescript.
My question: does a white iPhone which is more visible from across the train or bus make me any more tempting a target?