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    Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    will it have windows?

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by zombie02 View Post
    will it have windows?
    Yes, and Apple will promptly announce that they own an exclusive patent to windows

    Seriously though, which element of all existing cars do we think Apple will file a patent for on the back of this?

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Seriously though, which element of all existing cars do we think Apple will file a patent for on the back of this?
    Rounded edges

    Edit to add: or possibly The Wheel

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Can you imagine how many workers will kill themselves in their car plants from being grossly under-paid and working in abysmal conditions?

    But people will still pay twice the competitions price tags to get the Apple logo, even though their cars will probably decide where you can drive and how fast....
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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Can you imagine how many workers will kill themselves in their car plants from being grossly under-paid and working in abysmal conditions?
    Yes because HP, Asus, Samsung, Lenovo etc all offer much greater conditions & pay! Foxconn umbrella and all.

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

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    Yes because HP, Asus, Samsung, Lenovo etc all offer much greater conditions & pay! Foxconn umbrella and all.
    Difference is, they aren't charging twice the competitions prices and constantly posting record profits.
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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Difference is, they aren't charging twice the competitions prices and constantly posting record profits.
    Hardly making one better than another. Compare the top end phones from all the major players (OnePlus excluding) and I don't recall an S6 or HTC One being vastly cheaper at all. Circa what £50 tops?

    If people are willing to pay for it why wouldn't you go in at those price points.

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    If people are willing to pay for it why wouldn't you go in at those price points.
    No reason at all. Would be nice for them to better pay employees who are living in poverty, instead of just stocking their coffers though, wouldn't you agree?
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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    No reason at all. Would be nice for them to better pay employees who are living in poverty, instead of just stocking their coffers though, wouldn't you agree?
    Surely by being a consumer of said goods by all the manufacturers listed above you're just contributing to the problem?
    If you felt that strongly about it I'm sure there are more ethical vendors and suppliers around that make similar products.

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    That was a lovely Tesla picture until the apple logo was thrown into the middle of the steering wheel and double the price.

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Seriously though, which element of all existing cars do we think Apple will file a patent for on the back of this?
    using round edges on steering wheel

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy View Post
    Yes because HP, Asus, Samsung, Lenovo etc all offer much greater conditions & pay! Foxconn umbrella and all.
    some of them actually do, at least, pay minimum...unlike apple

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    re: Electric cars - Volkswagen will STILL sell more diesel vehicles after this fiasco in the US than all the electric car makers worldwide will. Some of the iLemmings may pay out for an Apple branded car, but there's already a higher dollar, higher value, higher prestige vehicle on the market, that being the Tesla, which just broke the Consumer Reports rating system, with a score of 103 out of 100.... and also source all of their material from companies that actually pay their employees a living wage... Apple what?

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w...companys-stock

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    If Apple can produce an electric car with a performance similar to aTesla, but at half the price or less, they will be onto a winner, regardless of 'brand image'

    Personally, I don't buy Apple because of the brand image, but because by and large, they do what I want them to do with minimimal fuss.
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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Yes, and Apple will promptly announce that they own an exclusive patent to windows

    Seriously though, which element of all existing cars do we think Apple will file a patent for on the back of this?
    "Featuring Apple's patented 'Viewing and Ventilation Apparatus'...."

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    Re: Apple electric car will become available in 2019, says WSJ

    Maybe you have to swap energy suppliers to apple electric (your warranty maybe void if you use other electricity suppliers)..... (Same electricity but twice the price), although I am sure some isheeple will swear everything in the house works better with apple power..........
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