The Cupertino-based company bought an autonomous driving company Drive.ai in 2019 and has been seeking talent before – years before – and after that to compliment the automotive business they might engage in later on.
Even the respected KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that an Apple car might be in the making for a release in 2023 to 2025.
Now the news comes from a Korean source that Apple has been in talks with Hyundai about their EV.
However, rumors suggest that Apple interested in cooperating with Hyundai specifically at this point but has contacted other manufacturers as well.
It's too early to tell who Apple might team up with, and iCar is still very far off, but it's another strong indicator that in a few years we might see some sort of EV announcement from Tim Cook. We just have to hope it doesn't use Apple Maps.
Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 8 Jan 2021 15:18