Discuss: Apple and Cars

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February 19, 2015 at 16:15:15
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about news of rumors that Apple may be working on making a car. Discuss here if you think there is any possibility Apple will be entering the automotive business, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks,
Justin


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#1
February 19, 2015 at 16:37:10
All large companies are diversifying and Apple is no exception, so it's quite possible.

Most likely they will have their eye on the driverless market. I think it will be some years before we are driving (not) around in them tho.

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#2
February 19, 2015 at 22:55:10
With Apple's prices I could probably pick up a cheaper car fom the factory a couple of miles away (Rolls Royce).

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#3
February 20, 2015 at 02:26:04
A Bentley would be preferable to a Roller. The latter are so passe these days; seems to have forgotten or disregarded its pedigree... Whereas the big B maintains it class and style reflecting its carefully retained pedigree...

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#4
February 20, 2015 at 03:21:47
I guess it depends upon whether you prefer a VW to a BMW. I'd take either over an iCar that only worked on petrol or electricity sold by Apple and was made obsolete within a year.

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#5
February 20, 2015 at 07:45:07
I don't think you'll ever see an Applemobile on the road. Startup costs are astronomical and the competition is fierce. Even if they did produce one, it would be twice the cost of a Chevy and do the same thing. And they would make them overseas and take away more American jobs.

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#6
February 20, 2015 at 08:22:20
Mind you it might a unique selling point if Apple fitted them with a horn that went "pip pip" (as in Apple pip) rather beep beep or other common sounds? But the obsolescence factor would still be a serious issue/concern - based on Apple's current strategies...; let alone any options to add anything to the model once purchased...

I'd prefer a Skoda over an VW. Basically the same car but a lot cheaper... Skoda models are often try outs for the more expensive VW/Audi versions which have different trim levels... But I'n not sure if Skoda are yet available in USA/Canada?

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#7
February 20, 2015 at 14:18:43
Seems more practical that apple would partner with an existing manufacturer rather than build their icar from the ground up. That way they could concentrate on advancing automobile computer systems--not that I think that's the way to go.

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#8
February 21, 2015 at 14:02:20
This maybe?
http://psipunk.com/apple-imove-conc...

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#9
February 21, 2015 at 14:59:16
Put a small high performance alchohol fueled engine inside (to top up the battery for town use, and to provide power for highway use) and it might work.... Or maybe clean burn two stroke mini petrol engine (similar perhaps to that in the Mercedes Swatch car)?

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#10
February 21, 2015 at 23:07:11
That sounds like something that would fit on my lawnmower. LOL

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#11
February 25, 2015 at 22:03:20
I don't think I'll drive a driverless car in my lifetime.

Could you imagine getting hundreds or thousands of cars being hacked simultaneously. It would literally be a life-or-death situation.

http://sdfox7.com


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#12
February 26, 2015 at 07:20:40
ISIS would love it, although their preference might be drones.

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#13
February 26, 2015 at 08:05:21
No... ISIS like to send/use real live idiots... Driverless vehicles would defeat that; likewise drones

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#14
February 26, 2015 at 08:15:15
I guess there are good sides to everything then.

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