The highly anticipated Apple Car is facing a setback, as a reliable source from Cupertino hints on Twitter. Unfortunately, it seems that fans of an Apple-branded vehicle may be disappointed.
Apple News is buzzing with the release of the iPhone 15 and the upcoming release of their augmented reality headset, the Vision Pro. However, amidst all the excitement, there is a noticeable absence of any updates about the Apple Car. Rumors have been circulating for years about Apple’s plans for an electric vehicle, but so far, there has been no concrete information.
While we can speculate that it may be an electric car, the question remains whether Apple intends to make it a driverless vehicle or stick to a more traditional approach. Unfortunately, Ming-Chi Kuo, a reliable source in the Apple community, has dampened the hopes of fans eagerly waiting for an Apple Car to hit the roads. It seems like Apple’s focus for now is on their latest releases rather than venturing into the automotive industry.
In a tweet, he expressed concerns about the progress of the Apple Car and suggested that Apple should consider acquiring an existing automaker to keep up with Tesla and others in the market. Without an acquisition strategy, mass production of the Apple Car in the near future appears doubtful. Thus, purchasing an established manufacturer is seen as the only way for Apple to catch up technologically and logistically.
The lack of progress in Apple’s supply chain for automotive production suggests that the Apple Car is far from becoming a reality. Compared to Tesla, a leader in the rapidly evolving automobile sector, Apple would need significant investments without a guaranteed return. Therefore, it seems likely that Tim Cook has decided to put the project on hold.