The existence of the Apple Car, whether it having been built or more likely still being designed, is something that Apple is never going to admit. At least, not until it’s ready to pull the covers off one on-stage. Apple likes to keep tight-lipped on what it is working on, and that is something that has been a trait of the company for a long, long time.
So it’s a little surprising to hear that Apple CEO Tim Cook may have given us the smallest of confirmations that the Apple Car is a real thing. The revelation came during Apple’s annual shareholder’s meeting, after Cook was asked about the rumored automobile, and it suggests we may still be some way away from the Apple Car shipping.
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There is plenty to read into that, but the general consensus is that Cook is confirming that the Apple Car will not be ready for a good while yet, which would arguably jive well with existing rumors that the Apple Car will not be ready until 2019 and more likely, 2020. Building a car is not a quick process, especially when you’ve never done it before.
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Apple’s internal “Project Titan” team is said to be working on the Apple Car at a facility in Sunnyvale, a fact that gets all the more interesting when you consider local residents have complained of loud motor-like noises even late at night. Apple’s car is expected to be electric, but a hybrid would potentially explain the noise.
Right now, it’s clear that Apple isn’t going to confirm it is working on a car and if it is indeed another four years away from being ready, we can do nothing more than sit back and wait for the leaks to happen. Apple can’t keep the iPhone quiet before its release these days – how could it possibly do it with something as big as a car?
(Source: Business Insider)
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