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    Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    The two firms have been poaching each other's automotive engineers.
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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Lets see how apple lawyers manage to claim that apple invented the car.......
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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    hahahahahhahaha I'm not sure why but the idea of this tickles me.

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Lets see how apple lawyers manage to claim that apple invented the car.......
    I think the true problem will be when Samsung produce a car and since it has 4 wheels as well (!) Apple sues them.
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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Lets see how apple lawyers manage to claim that apple invented the car.......
    I think the true problem will be when Samsung produce a car and since it has 4 wheels as well (!) Apple sues them.
    Samsung already sell cars in South Korea.

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Quote Originally Posted by gagaga View Post
    Samsung already sell cars in South Korea.
    Good shout, though I wouldn't class selling cars for 2 years (1998 - 2000) before being bought by Renault as "Samsung selling cars", they still own a minority stake though!

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Hope it doesn't turn out to be a lemon.....

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Computers to Cars...I will reserve judgement.

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    Now this would be interesting! I a no great Apple fan since I ditched my last iPhone a couple of years ago (and safe to say I would never in a million years buy an Apple car), but I'd be very interested to see what they can come up with.

    Apple have always been at their best when they're doing something really surprising and different, not just going head-to-head with a dozen other big players like they currently do in phones, tablets etc. Would be good to see them properly push the boundaries of an untapped market space again.
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    Can't use the steering wheel after update to 1.1, need to wait for the 1.2 fix.....
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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    A chromed car with just one button that takes you to the nearest coffee shop?

    Meh, unless it is built in Germany people around here won't buy it even if it is good.

    Edit to add: How long before people are told they are driving it wrong?

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    "Sorry I'm 3 hours late for work, Boss... I had to download the latest iDrivers for my iCar and then resolve several software conflicts"!!

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

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    Meh, unless it is built in Germany people around here won't buy it even if it is good.
    We know it won't be built in Germany. It will be built by whoever bids lowest to make the individual parts, almost certainly in Asia.

    It will probably cost more than better cars in the next highest bracket, yet people will buy them for the cool factor.

    We all jest, yet I think the real humour will come when they release and most of the jokes become true!

    Thankfully they will probably be too expensive for people to buy them as fashion statements.
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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

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    Apple have always been at their best when they're doing something really surprising and different, not just going head-to-head with a dozen other big players like they currently do in phones, tablets etc. Would be good to see them properly push the boundaries of an untapped market space again.
    "Untapped market space"? I'm not sure that Tesla (S), Nissan (Leaf), Renault (ZE range), Ford (Focus Electric), Fiat (500e - US only), BWM (i3), Kia (Soul EV) etc would necessarily agree. Heck, I can drive 20 minutes (or less) down the road and go look at a Renault ZE or a Nissan Leaf. Dammit I nearly got run down in the local retail park by a Leaf the other day ... hadn't realised how darned quiet those things really are.

    Nope, with anti-Apple hat firmly on my noggin I'm going to suggest that this looks like a bit of desperation. Heck, if I'm being pro the other usual camp then mayhaps a case of "Ooh, Google's doing cars [driverless] so we'd better too".

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    I wouldn't put it past Apple to produce a desirable, well engineered car. They have the financial resources and the mentality. And if history repeats they won't be inventing anything new - but putting it all together in a very intriguing package. All IMHO.

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    Re: Apple rumoured to be working on car to rival Tesla electric vehicles

    This reminds me of the old joke:

    How do you make a bit of money making cars? Start with a lot of money!

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