“Apple has registered a trio of auto-related top-level domain names, including apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto,” Joe Rossignol reports for MacRumors. “Whois records updated on January 8 show that Apple registered the domains through sponsoring registrar MarkMonitor Inc. in December 2015, although the addresses are not yet active.

“The domains could be related to CarPlay, but there will naturally be speculation about their possible relation to Apple’s much-rumored electric vehicle plans,” Rossignol reports. “Multiple reports over the past year said Apple has a secretive team of hundreds working on an electric vehicle with a prospective 2019 or 2020 shipping date.”

“Apple likely remains in the earlier stages of research and development of its rumored electric vehicle, and it remains possible the company’s plans change over the next three to four years,” Rossignol reports. “Nevertheless, the trio of new domains provide yet another clue that Apple may one day compete with the likes of Tesla and Google.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Add it to the growing pile of evidence.

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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