- Nov 14, 2011
Can someone explain why Apple would be leaking this now? I just find if baffling.
You can gage consumer interest in a product that doesn't exist?But Apple isn't announcing it. It's been leaked to gauge consumer interest. Imagine 5 years of hype so people can convince themselves they can't live without an Apple car and how it will change their lives? Think about the potential.
That is the current car companies biggest weakness! They are 50 years behind and way too invested in the old way of doing things!Eventual aim. They aren't going to become the largest auto producer overnight. Most major car companies have been in business for 50-100 years. They also have huge R&D departments.
Or they could come up with their own country. Hire some ex-presidents, secretaries, etc.Can't Apple just buy Canada or some other nation?
Apple isn't dreaming nearly big enough.
Did Tesla make all of their patents available? I think only some of their patents.Tesla has made the patents available for free. Why not make money off of tesla' shard work?
If you have people waiting to buy them all over the world, you can ship it to them. That's not the difficult part.Making millions of phones is a bit easier than making millions of cars. Cars are bigger. You can't put 250,000 of them on a cargo plane and fly them around the world.
Why not? I don't know how accurate it would be, but this is probably a controlled leak for whatever reason. This will be the biggest investment and undertaking in Apple's history. If it fails, it would be a huge hit on the company, it's not going to be the experiment like the 5C was, once and done.You can gage consumer interest in a product that doesn't exist?
Not a leak. Just a rumor.
enough with the "steve jobs would never approve" etc. people at apple are not crazy lunatics. and it was indeed jobs' dream to build an iCar. the project was in the pipeline even before the iPhone.This is so utterly ****ing ridiculous. WHAT IS GOING ON AT APPLE? A ****ing car?!?!?!?
Truly this is not Steve Jobs' company any more. Wow.
Obviously, but if someone wants to buy an automobile, they are used to waiting for it if the model is not available in the shop that day. Nobody expects to buy these the moment they want them.Quantity. Autos are shipped from Japan, Korea, etc to the US by ship. It's not overnight delivery.
The Apple car will probably be built with low cost Foxconn labor. There are plenty of state of the art auto making facilities from many different companies.That is the current car companies biggest weakness! They are 50 years behind and way too invested in the old way of doing things!