This rumor has gained a lot of traction over the last few weeks... Apple is secretly working on its own Car!
According to an email that Business Insider received from an Apple employee last month, many Tesla engineers are leaving the company to join Apple. The email also says, "Apple's latest project is too exciting to pass up... I think it will change the landscape and give Tesla a run for its money."
Whether the rumor is to be believed or not remains to be seen. But there are many subtle hints that Apple has dropped over the last few years suggesting an "iCar" is not out of the question.
Just look at the patent filings by Apple when it comes to cars and car technology. The list is endless ranging from things like remotely accessing a vehicle from your smartphone to vehicle location patents. There are also filings for dashboard touchscreens, customized seat/steering wheel adjustments using your smartphone, geofencing and steering wheel controls.
Expect more speculation and rumors in the coming months regarding the iCar. Apple's next media event is scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015 where the Cupertino company is expected to announce the launch of its Apple Watch. Maybe there will be some subtle information on the iCar front at the event.
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