recently, my third original cover gave up. it ripped at the volume-keys, as expected.
i decided not to hassle the support team to get a replacing one, but just go to the webshop to get a slim cover and be done with the old thing that’s falling apart.
but when i got there i was surprised to find you could only order it in 4 colors: white, turquoise, blue, and red. what?!
my wardrobe is black. literally, 98 percent is black. the rest is grey. i have one red shirt, but it’s so dark red that it’s almost black. i now have a white f#cking phone, as it was the lesser of evils… it frustrates me to bits. yes, i know this is petty, yes i know there are bigger problems, but still. i’m not one for flashy electronics. i’m typing this on a thinkpad t-series, for instance. matte black, clunky, heavy. but it works like a charm, which is what’s important.
now, to the question:
why?! why not in black? transparent black, maybe? matte dark grey, even?
i have spent some time plowing through old forum posts and found two rumours:
1: black is too popular, and FP can’t keep up with demand, so by not having black as an option they hope to keep demands lower.
b: black was on the design table for the slim cover, but didn’t look good.
so, secondary questions/reactions:
1: srsly?! come on.
b: you really think coral red with bright blue buttons dóés look good?!
btw, i did also send an email to the support team about my cover breaking down, wíth the question for black. it’s been two weeks, and no reply. the webshop is clearly a lot quicker than the support.