Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Sep 2015 20:42 UTC
Apple

Sources with knowledge of the matter have told The Wall Street Journal that Apple is moving ahead with efforts to build an Apple-branded electric vehicle, which it intends to deliver to the market by 2019.

After a year of feasibility studies, the group within Apple in charge of the electric vehicle project has been given permission to triple its staff, which currently employs 600 people, the Journal reported.

Either carmakers should be shaking in their boots, or Apple is flying too close to the sun.

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Apple lock in
by jimmystewpot on Mon 21st Sep 2015 21:53 UTC
jimmystewpot
Member since:
2006-01-19

With apples famous vendor lock-in does that mean when you get in the car you can never get out? (troll)

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RE: Apple lock in
by ebasconp on Mon 21st Sep 2015 22:25 in reply to "Apple lock in"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Exactly, all the car pieces will be soldered down; so, any malfunctioning will need a car replacement.

Your radio will just work with iTunes and you will need to charge it using iCarThunderBolt interface.

Edited 2015-09-21 22:26 UTC

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RE[2]: Apple lock in
by gan17 on Tue 22nd Sep 2015 07:51 in reply to "RE: Apple lock in"
gan17 Member since:
2008-06-03

Your radio will just work...

It'll sound like shit though, being played from Beats speakers and all.

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