And, as it turns out, it looks pretty damn good. My favourite is now the black one. I think. I can't really decide.
With the black mock-up option, the new iPhone 2012 is very 1980s, as opposed to the '70s flavour of the current iPhone 4/4S. The two-tone black anodised aluminium is reminiscent of the old AV Sony designs of that decade-like their first CD player.
The white model doesn't seem as '80s, though. But it is prettier than the black, I think. The aluminium and chrome unibody with the white accents have an oldschool sci-fi feel, like an object out of Kubrick's 2001. Somewhere in Cupertino there's a HAL computer powered by an array of these things.
Until you put all your greasy fingers over it, that is. [Nowhereelse—IThanks Gonzalo!]