Rumors of Apple venturing into the automotive space have been swirling for quite a while, and that swirl really swirled the swirl when Apple-watchers determined that a company called SixtyEight Research is likely a shell company for Apple’s automotive R&D. Also telling is that company is known to have bought just one…
It’s believed that Apple has a shell company in a building in Sunnyvale, Calif. with a nice big garage area to work on their also-secretive automotive projects. Recently a neighbor of that building has issued a noise complaint to the city, citing “motor noises.” What’s going on?
Apple and the auto industry. It’s long been a rumor that we’ll see it happen eventually, and it we may just be getting closer to that day—in December, the company registered several car-related website domain names for itself.
Apple CarPlay allows you to use your vehicle’s infotainment system to mirror the interface on your phone, and millions of iPhones are already equipped to use it over a wireless connection. Too bad Volkswagen was blocked from showing it off during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Ford just announced that Toyota will be the first non-Ford-related car company to use Ford’s proprietary software platform to develop entertainment, navigation, and other related systems for their cars. You know, what they annoyingly call “infotainment.” Ford sees this as a big victory, but I don’t really understand…
If you update your gadgets as much as I do, you probably have a small collection of older devices with low resale value lying around. Don’t toss them or sell them! If you don’t already have an integrated multi-feature entertainment center in your car (or if you hate what you have), you might find that your old…
A recent Reuters article suggests that it was Apple’s poaching of electric motorcycle manufacturer Mission Motors’ engineering team that did the now-bankrupt company in. I’m not sure if things are quite as clear as that, but it is true that Apple got some electric drive engineers, and Mission Motors is now gone.
Elon Musk must be pretty happy with his employees. In an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt, he pointed out that Apple is staffed by people that aren’t good enough to remain at Tesla.
Every year, when a new tech product is announced, the world divides into two kinds of people: people who line up to buy the New Shiny Thing, and people who rant about how New Shiny Thing sucks. Both of those groups of people are chumps. Loyalty to a brand—whether it’s love or hatred—is a poison that makes you stupid.
The first time I saw CarPlay in action, I couldn’t believe it. You could plug your iPhone into the infotainment system and then get iOS on your dashboard?! It seemed like Apple finally found a way to turn an automobile into a rolling computer like Knight Rider.
The buses that shuttle San Francisco tech workers to and from their Silicon Valley jobs each day have been blamed for displacing longtime residents. In a heartbreaking twist, the drivers of those buses are paid so little that they, too, have been priced out of San Francisco–and some of them must live in their cars.
We know Apple is working on an autonomous electric car. We don’t know pretty much everything else about it. But now, according to a Wall Street Journal report, we know its “target ship date” is just four years away.
Multiple sources who have gotten their hands on the iOS 9.1 beta are now reporting that Apple included its most important emoji additions yet. Not only are track-ready snacks such as tacos and burritos part of the release, but rejoice, motorsports PR wonks everywhere: there are finally “racing car” and “racing…
Apple’s big Fall Event came in at over two hours today, and it was packed with a ton of announcements. If you didn’t spend your morning watching the whole thing, here’s what they announced that actually matters.
Today is Apple Day, which means we’ll be huddled ‘round the old livestream, boiling peanuts and thinking about the glorious iPhones, iPads, and maybe even Apple TV services that await us. Come join us — we’ll be tuning in with you.
Celebrity ownership can influence a car’s value, especially when the celebrity is a venerable legend, like say, John Voight. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW is claimed to have been owned by Steve Jobs’ family, but will that heritage make its price the apple of your eye?
Apple seems to want a little piece of everything that could possibly be considered “technology,” and its most ambitious undertaking is its rumored autonomous vehicle—the Apple Car. And now, according to a report from The Guardian, the Apple auto hearsay is becoming more fact than fiction.
Since the start of the year, Apple Inc. has been making moves that suggests an interesting venture for the technology giant. The company that revolutionized personal computing is now looking to revolutionize personal transportation.
Recently, we learned that Apple had hired Doug Betts, an “auto manufacturing veteran” from Fiat Chrysler. This is a guy whose experience is with actually building cars, leading to new speculation that Apple is planning to build a car. I’m skeptical that Apple would get in the car business as we know it — but I had a…
Apple announced all kinds of stuff today, including their new streaming music service, iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2. It was a long conference, so let us sum it up for you.