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(CNN)   BMW designer says white cars are because of Steve Jobs. Statement won't help BMW's case when Apple files a patent infringement lawsuit for using rounded corners   (tech.fortune.cnn.com) divider line 51
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2012-09-15 07:30:03 PM
I choose a color that doesn't fry me after the car sits in the sun.
 
2012-09-15 07:38:28 PM

Makh: I choose a color that doesn't fry me after the car sits in the sun.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-15 07:53:54 PM
Someone posted "Apple." Drew's gonna get SUED!
 
2012-09-15 08:33:41 PM
I can see BMW crediting Apple for making white a trendy color instead of a 'dorky' one.
 
2012-09-15 08:43:49 PM
This is for all the times I've been banned

appleadayproject.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-09-15 08:57:21 PM
White isn't a color.
 
2012-09-15 08:57:45 PM

Brick-House: This is for all the times I've been banned




i49.tinypic.com

Live on the edge.
 
2012-09-15 08:58:24 PM
White may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt and simple to match if it needs repaired
 
2012-09-15 09:03:19 PM
White cars look like they should have a company logo, web site, and phone number on the side.
 
2012-09-15 09:17:53 PM

mark_bert: White may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt and simple to match if it needs repaired

White

doesn't show dirt?
 
2012-09-15 09:24:06 PM
I don't get why there are so few brown cars. They had a 4-door mini cooper in a rich chocolate brown I liked awhile back, but you never really see it much.
 
2012-09-15 09:25:36 PM
The only thing I know about BMW is that nobody who ever got into the driver seat of one and then took it on a public road has any business being behind the wheel of anything more complicated than a Hot Wheel...

/ seriously... BMW = instant full retard mode
 
2012-09-15 09:27:11 PM

traylor: White isn't a color.


White is the color created by the combination of all colors in additive color mixing.
You are wrong.

/took a color theory course
//way more of a legit sciencey class than you'd think
 
2012-09-15 09:31:55 PM

mark_bert: hite may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt


If your dirt is white, yeah.
 
2012-09-15 09:44:49 PM
That, and both brands largely overdo the idea of rounded corners.

/I'll have mine (pre-Elop) Nokia, tyvm.
 
2012-09-15 09:47:56 PM

mark_bert: White may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt and simple to match if it needs repaired


Do you only drive on the bonneville salt flats or something?
 
2012-09-15 09:52:16 PM

mark_bert: White may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt and simple to match if it needs repaired


I was about to tear you to shreads for the "doesn't show dirt" comment, but it looks like it's been taken care of.
 
2012-09-15 09:57:42 PM
Yes, yes... everything cool and influential, ever, is because of Apple. Think different, etc...

I am so fscking tired of this crap.
 
2012-09-15 09:59:04 PM

Vegan Meat Popsicle: The only thing I know about BMW is that nobody who ever got into the driver seat of one and then took it on a public road has any business being behind the wheel of anything more complicated than a Hot Wheel...

/ seriously... BMW = instant full retard mode


www.bmwblog.com
 
2012-09-15 10:04:44 PM

doloresonthedottedline: traylor: White isn't a color.

White is the color created by the combination of all colors in additive color mixing.
You are wrong.

/took a color theory course
//way more of a legit sciencey class than you'd think


Yeah, but is it flat white, glossy white, satin white, ivory, offwhite, foundation white, white grey, silvergray, pale greyblue, light grey, Wimbledon white, or maybe sky grey? Or are we talking about some kind of metallic white? There's a dozen of them.

Sees? You need to observe the world in shades.
 
2012-09-15 10:06:58 PM

blacksharpiemarker: Vegan Meat Popsicle: The only thing I know about BMW is that nobody who ever got into the driver seat of one and then took it on a public road has any business being behind the wheel of anything more complicated than a Hot Wheel...

/ seriously... BMW = instant full retard mode

[www.bmwblog.com image 640x512]


But see, that wall is white, so if his BMW was white, the paint scratches wouldn't show, so white is clearly the best color.

/can't believe this hasn't been posted yet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFXFyuP5Two
 
2012-09-15 10:06:58 PM

traylor: doloresonthedottedline: traylor: White isn't a color.

White is the color created by the combination of all colors in additive color mixing.
You are wrong.

/took a color theory course
//way more of a legit sciencey class than you'd think

Yeah, but is it flat white, glossy white, satin white, ivory, offwhite, foundation white, white grey, silvergray, pale greyblue, light grey, Wimbledon white, or maybe sky grey? Or are we talking about some kind of metallic white? There's a dozen of them.

Sees? You need to observe the world in shades.


Cadillac has a really nice white pearl paint color... I'm not a huge fan of white cars, but damn, that always looks nice in the sun.
 
2012-09-15 10:07:45 PM
le sigh...

now with clicky goodness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFXFyuP5Two
 
2012-09-15 10:08:20 PM
i291.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-15 10:14:27 PM

blacksharpiemarker: Vegan Meat Popsicle: The only thing I know about BMW is that nobody who ever got into the driver seat of one and then took it on a public road has any business being behind the wheel of anything more complicated than a Hot Wheel...

/ seriously... BMW = instant full retard mode

[www.bmwblog.com image 640x512]


www3.pictures.gi.zimbio.com
/had only 26 minutes to return the car before he had to go to the gym
 
2012-09-15 10:16:33 PM

traylor: doloresonthedottedline: traylor: White isn't a color.

White is the color created by the combination of all colors in additive color mixing.
You are wrong.

/took a color theory course
//way more of a legit sciencey class than you'd think

Yeah, but is it flat white, glossy white, satin white, ivory, offwhite, foundation white, white grey, silvergray, pale greyblue, light grey, Wimbledon white, or maybe sky grey? Or are we talking about some kind of metallic white? There's a dozen of them.

Sees? You need to observe the world in shades.


Those are all tints, tones, or shades of the color white. And white is the absence of pigment or all colors combined, depending.

/don't get me started on tints, tones and shades
 
2012-09-15 10:30:27 PM
To be honest, I liked white cars alot. But then the iProducts started hitting the market, and the iProduct copycats started making their stuff white and round, and when it came time to get a new car, I couldn't bring myself to get a white car BECAUSE of all the white iProduct stuff.

There was a computer case I saw for sale at Microcenter a while back, looked really nice. White, rounded edges, black accents. I saw it sitting at Microcenter last week and said "ugh, it looks like a damn Mac."

Maybe it is just me, but I have a feeling the "white, rounded cornered, iProduct look" is going to get really old soon.
 
2012-09-15 10:30:43 PM
White cars have been around forever. I remember they were always very popular with the Chinese here in Canada. It was by far the most common colour they would pick. BMW has been selling tons of white cars to the Chinese for decades and they know it.

It has nothing to do with Steve Jobs.
 
2012-09-15 10:34:39 PM

Brick-House: This is for all the times I've been banned

[appleadayproject.files.wordpress.com image 345x348]


Why am I not surprised you've been banned before.
 
2012-09-15 10:38:05 PM

mark_bert: White may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt and simple to match if it needs repaired


You're thinking of buffing marks. Black is a biatch and a half to buff out, white can have all sorts of micro-scratches and look ok.

BMW is using white paint because it's cheap.
 
2012-09-15 10:39:32 PM
And yeah, white does hide dirt. Ask any old-timer; I heard it growing up every time we passed a car dealership.

What it doesn't hide is red clay dust, snow/salt slush, or black exhaust soot... none of which is dirt. It also hides scratches pretty well. The key is that the effect works best at a distance, where the overall whiteness is so overpowering in broad daylight that you can't really focus on minor blemishes the way you can with, say, a black car.

/can see every ding in my black car from two parking lots away.
 
2012-09-15 10:42:37 PM
I'll take the 328i in Decomposed Corpse Bone White Metallic.

Wait, didn't gym-in26-minutes guy have a white Beemer?
 
2012-09-15 10:56:13 PM
White has always had its niche buyers, usually old farts. Everyone else hates white cars because they are just ugly.
 
2012-09-15 11:06:44 PM
White's a good color if you want other drivers to mistake you for a police car and slow down.
 
2012-09-15 11:20:57 PM
My dad always bought white cars and he was born in the twenties, so I think it's been done for a while now. And I think the reason he gave was that when they got dirty they didn't look as bad as coloured cars.
 
2012-09-15 11:22:34 PM

doloresonthedottedline: traylor: doloresonthedottedline: traylor: White isn't a color.

White is the color created by the combination of all colors in additive color mixing.
You are wrong.

/took a color theory course
//way more of a legit sciencey class than you'd think

Yeah, but is it flat white, glossy white, satin white, ivory, offwhite, foundation white, white grey, silvergray, pale greyblue, light grey, Wimbledon white, or maybe sky grey? Or are we talking about some kind of metallic white? There's a dozen of them.

Sees? You need to observe the world in shades.

Those are all tints, tones, or shades of the color white. And white is the absence of pigment or all colors combined, depending.

/don't get me started on tints, tones and shades



So transparent is white? Who knew?
 
2012-09-15 11:27:31 PM

traylor: White isn't a color.


ding ding ding! exactly right. white is the absence of color in light.

the second mistake in the header of the article is that silver finish on cars has been the preference of automobile customers in teh usa for some 10 years, not the manufacturers. maroon/red is just moving into that slot recently.

beware: purchasing a silver / grey automobile is not wise. many accidents occur because drivers sometimes do not see other vehicles as their color too easily matches road pavement. white is best for safety. motorcycle riders in the know wear a white helmet.
 
2012-09-16 12:48:31 AM
From TFA: Silver was the most popular exterior car color in America for nearly a decade. ... Apple made white valuable. 

Yet Jobs drove a silver Mercedes.
 
2012-09-16 01:54:35 AM

doloresonthedottedline: I don't get why there are so few brown cars. They had a 4-door mini cooper in a rich chocolate brown I liked awhile back, but you never really see it much.


Audi A5 in brown = WANT

a non-pearl/metallic white makes a car look like a home appliance, and most BMWs look terrible in it.
 
2012-09-16 02:03:36 AM

traylor: doloresonthedottedline: traylor: White isn't a color.

White is the color created by the combination of all colors in additive color mixing.
You are wrong.

/took a color theory course
//way more of a legit sciencey class than you'd think

Yeah, but is it flat white, glossy white, satin white, ivory, offwhite, foundation white, white grey, silvergray, pale greyblue, light grey, Wimbledon white, or maybe sky grey? Or are we talking about some kind of metallic white? There's a dozen of them.

Sees? You need to observe the world in shades.


Not according to my archaeology field school instructor. Hard to match soil samples with the Munsell chart with shades on.
 
2012-09-16 04:11:33 AM

ArcadianRefugee: mark_bert: hite may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt

If your dirt is white, yeah.


White cars don't show all the splooge from homeless guys.

/I'll stick with my Viber-blue muscle car, white cars get noticed by traffic cops
 
2012-09-16 07:40:15 AM

dumbobruni: doloresonthedottedline: a non-pearl/metallic white makes a car look like a home appliance, and most BMWs look terrible in it.


Ah, but pearl white costs extra. BMW flat Alpine white is "free".
 
2012-09-16 09:12:26 AM

dalmo: dumbobruni: doloresonthedottedline: a non-pearl/metallic white makes a car look like a home appliance, and most BMWs look terrible in it.

Ah, but pearl white costs extra. BMW flat Alpine white is "free".


I can only think of one car that can pull off a flat white - the VW Golf GTI.
 
2012-09-16 09:51:39 AM
Duh? White cars have always been popular in sunny states. When I purchased a new car in 1972 off the lot, my choices were: white, white, white, and white for that model.
 
2012-09-16 10:11:13 AM

Theaetetus: mark_bert: White may not have been trendy, but it's always been the best car color. Doesn't show dirt and simple to match if it needs repaired

White doesn't show dirt?


White doesn't show dust or scratches or water spots as badly as darker colors. Mud and shiat, yeah that'll show, but what color wouldn't that show up on?
 
2012-09-16 10:13:29 AM
I'd like to know their excuse for painting every car dark green during the 90s. Who are you going to blame that one on, car companies?
 
2012-09-16 10:14:21 AM
I do like the newer whites that are more pearl/silver than just a glossy white.
 
2012-09-16 11:25:00 AM
the BMW rep laid the foundation for apple's claim to the color white. Great job, douchebag.

/Need to paint my house now.
 
2012-09-16 12:08:26 PM
The "rounded corners" thing is a sign of a submitter with shiat for brains. Obviously, the last week to 10 days has demonstrated that Fark is full of them.
 
2012-09-16 12:48:49 PM
Late fanboi is late.
 
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