Apple said to be producing an electric iCar
According to various sources, Apple will be producing a car that will “give Tesla a run for its money”.
It may seem like a bit of a stretch for Apple to begin making cars, but there are a number of rumours citing sources about a potential iCar.
It is believed that the company is working on an actual car and not just a service for carmakers to use.
Bryan Chaffin, co-founder of Apple news site The Mac Observer, said that he knows “a lot of people at the top in Silicon Valley consider it a given that Apple is working on a car.”
Chaffin asked one of his sources what the chances are that Apple is going to be producing an actual car instead of car-related technology, and the source said its about 80% sure.
Could we one day see the Apple logo on an electric vehicle? Possibly.
Only a few days ago someone sent an email to Business Insider about Apple “vehicle development” – the person claimed he worked for the tech firm.
In the email the person said:
“Apple’s latest project is too exciting to pass up. I think it will change the landscape and give Tesla a run for its money.”
The two companies (Apple and Tesla) have been in a hiring war recently. Only the other day there were reports that Tesla hired over 150 former Apple employees. And according to LinkedIn, Apple has 50 former Tesla workers.
The California-based firm has already made some moves into the motor industry. It has worked and partnered with numerous automakers with the launch of services such as CarPlay.