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    Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    However, the NYT says Apple might buy self- balancing motorcycle maker Lit Motors.
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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    reliant upon two large gyroscopes to prevent it from tipping over
    Aren't they usually called "wheels"?

    If the company has managed to patent the wheel after all this time, then they would indeed be ripe for an Apple takeover

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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

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    Aren't they usually called "wheels"?...
    No they are called gyroscopes, as in the Brennan Gyroscopic Monorail or Count Shilovsky's Gyrocar. I suspect it would be difficult for Apple to patent inventions made in the 1910s, but they could probably find a way.

    If Apple are going to seriously consider Ford's 1961 Gyron concept, perhaps they could also try the 1958 Ford Nucleon and forget about battery problems forever

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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    Ron Dennis CEO, Chairman and founder of Mclaren Technology Group is recognised as a bit of a control freak so it would have been hard to see him slotting into the Apple world of "do as we say". Mclaren without Dennis would not be the same.

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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    What I'd much prefer to happen, rather than a take-over, is that the McLaren F1 team gets a major sponsorship deal with Apple, since they're not had a big-name sponsor for a while.

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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    well if mclaren are denying it it must be true

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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    "The All-Electric McLaren-built iSupercar - following Apples design philosophy we have taken away the charging port! It's our greatest car ever."

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    Re: Supercar maker McLaren denies it is in talks with Apple

    There's obviously been a typo somewhere. They're going to make iStrollers


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