Apple Car: Everything we know about Apple’s mysterious ‘Project Titan’

“It’s 2016, and Apple’s mysterious, oft-buzzed about car project is still tucked away under the ‘ideas that may or may not happen in this lifetime’ section of the company’s filing cabinet,” Sophie Kleeman writes for Gizmodo.

“Despite a powerful rumor mill—former Apple board member Mickey Drexler once claimed it was Steve Jobs’ ‘dream’ to make an iCar, and reports have repeatedly materialized over the years that Apple was in various stages of building its own vehicle — we’re still waiting, and the will-they-or-won’t-they nature of the project has us asking if we’ll ever see the vehicular version of Sasquatch,” Kleeman writes. “But a handful of recent reports featuring big-name hires and new plans have nudged the car rumors back into view, and now we’re yet again left wondering what the hell Apple is up to.”

Kleeman asks, “So, what’s really going on with the mythical Apple car?”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: A good compendium of “Project Titan” info, rumors, and links.

Interns, we’ve never meant this more: TTK!

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16 Comments

  1. Oh, my. It seems with every passing day that Apple Car is becoming less and less a reality. I can believe Apple designing AutoOS, but building an actual automobile solo. Please, don’t make me laugh. Apple can’t produce a Mac without vintage technology, sells an out of date Cinema Display, and lost iPhones’s market share.

  2. In the words of Crooked Hillary Rotten Clinton:

    WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE????!!

    That is all.

      1. As someone that wishes Trump would go away, you don’t need to be a Trump supporter to believe that Hillary is crooked and rotten. Half the Democratic electorate feels the same.

  3. You can bet that under Tim Cook’s leadership, the Apple car will only turn left and you have to insert a dildo up your butt to start the engine.

    Southpark foretold the Apple car. Check out “IT” by Mr. Garrison.

  4. “In April, the company posted its worst quarterly results in 13 years.”

    Bullcrap! Perhaps if you consider only YoY percentage decline – a comparison to a blowout year of upgrades. However, f you consider unit sales and profits and such, Apple did quite well. I am tired of the doom and gloom. Apple is doing well and I, for one, am not ready to extrapolate one unfavorable annual comparison into a disastrous downwards trend.

    Relax folks. If you own AAPL and are worried, then go ahead and sell it and find an investment that does not keep you from sleeping at night. Otherwise, ignore the FUD and churn guys and rely on your own judgment regarding Apple’s health and future.

    1. On the flip side, Samsung is lauded as killing Apple again with double digit YoY growth after having an abysmal 2015.
      I really do think most analysts are retarded.

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