Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.
Today we were all pretty surprised to hear that Apple is in talks to possibly buy supercar maker McLaren. Then we were even more surprised to learn McLaren was calling bullshit on it, even though the newspaper that broke the story is standing behind their reporting. But once an idea gets jammed in your head, it’s hard…
You may have heard that internet jewelry company Apple is in talks to buy McLaren, a car company. What is McLaren? Car and racing fans have known about the company for decades, but despite making incredible machines, it doesn’t have the name recognition that Ferrari and Lamborghini command.
Apple, the computer company, is in talks to buy McLaren, the supercar and race car company, according to a report from the Financial Times. Apple has been attempting to develop its own car for a while now, and this would appear to be a huge change in its direction.
Apple is seriously rethinking its self-driving car plans and is laying off “dozens of employees,” according to a report from The New York Times.
Among the whispers and rumors that often permeate the automotive and tech industries, some of the loudest whispers and the wildest rumors have been about the Apple Car, codenamed Project Titan. What is the Apple Car, exactly?
One of the biggest disappointments in the automotive industry is in charging electric cars. A new report states that Apple is getting involved and it might just become even more of a shitshow.
Apple announced an investment of $1 billion in China’s largest private ride-hailing service company Didi Chuxing in a move intended to not only better understand the Chinese market, but to finally take the big step into the transportation industry we’ve been expecting.
Fear of Apple’s perpetual growth plateauing has plagued the company in recent years, but a new analysis of Apple’s research and development spending suggests it is preparing to pivot towards an entirely new industry. Enter the Apple Car at last?
Apple has been operating sensor-hatted vans for quite a while now, mostly, they say (and seen on signs on the vans) to capture data for Apple Maps. This one, though, spotted by Tech Radar, is a little different: different van, different sensor array. So what’s it doing?
No one knows what the Apple Car will really look like (even if some jokers out there pretend they do on Twitter) but one thing is for sure: Apple has been on a tremendous hiring binge from car world, out of Tesla Motors in particular. Now a new report says a veteran of both Aston Martin and Tesla has joined Apple’s…
Motor Trend wanted you to believe that they exclusively uncovered Apple’s mysterious car. They did not. Instead, what they have is an in-house render, a long and boring video, and a bad, desperate publicity stunt.
An analyst following Apple Inc. has weighed in on the tech company’s likely plans to bring an electric and/or autonomous car to market, projecting that it will arrive within the next five years and be priced around $75,000 to rival the Tesla Model S.
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…