Reader Sam Simmons wrote in with this very smart reason why I shouldn’t get the white iPad 2:
The decision is easy for me. Do you ever watch movies/netflix on your ipad? Of course you do, everyone does. Know those black borders you get on a TV when watching a widescreen movie? Now imagine them in white.
That’s a damned good point and I hadn’t considered what the movie viewing experience would be with a white frame around it — likewise what viewing a slideshow would be like. I guess it comes down to how you use the iPad and for me I rarely use it for watching movies or for viewing slideshows.
For me the iPad is all about reading and most reading backgrounds are white. But that brings up another problem — Instapaper is white on black at night and that might look a bit out of sorts with a white iPad 2…