“The Apple Car is one of the most anticipated vehicles ever, blurring the line between devices and cars and due for release in 2019,” Curtis Moldrich reports for Alphr. “We still know almost nothing about what it will look like and what features it will have – but we now have a better idea of how much it might cost.”

“According to technology analysts Jefferies and Co, the Apple Car will cost an average of $55,000 (£36,000),” Moldrich reports. “What’s more, the 68-page note produced by the firm goes on to estimate that Apple will sell over 200,000 units of its first vehicle.”

“Jefferies and Co claims this is an average price, and it’s likely that – just like the Apple Watch – the Apple Car will be available in a range of premium and budget trims, with different price points to match,” Moldrich reports. “Interestingly, Jefferies and Co’s forecast of 200,000 sales suggests that the Apple Car will be far more successful than Tesla’s current line-up: despite being in business for ten years, Tesla is forecast to sell 55,000 cars in 2015.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: That’s not a bad price! Of course, let’s see exactly what if offers first, okay? How anyone can estimate unit sales numbers at this point with a straight face is beyond us.

As we wrote back in March:”When Apple enters markets, it’s because they can bring something(s) so unique to the table that significant disruption is inevitable.”

It goes without saying that Apple would create a premium vehicle, premium-priced for premium customers as usual, not a some low-end crate.MacDailyNews, September 21, 2015

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