Apple Developing Self-Driving Car, Further Ahead than Thought

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  1. super chimp macrumors 6502a

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    This forum will soon need a car section.

    It's an interesting read but there's still a lot of questions to answer like will it be called the iCar?
     
  2. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No way. Apple seems to be moving away from the i brand with new products.
     
  3. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    Soo...:apple:Car.
    Definitely.
     
  4. pokerplayer73 macrumors 6502

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    AppleWatch is the exception since they could not secure iWatch trademark/copyright throughout the world. i brand is still their go-to brand name.
     
  5. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    Will they make an :apple:Truck?
     
  6. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Unless you look at other products like Apple Music, Apple TV, Photos, Maps, and a ton of other products that don’t have i in front of it. I think the last major product that they made that had i in front of it was iPad or possibly iBooks.

    i Branding at best has been on the decline and certainly isn’t a go to brand name.
     
  7. nj-morris macrumors 68000

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    If they find a way to give it a light and seamless design, yes.
     
  8. Mildredop macrumors 68020

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    Except they've been renaming things like iCal etc.
     
  9. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    I branded is for individual user devices.
    Multi users have either apple or Mac at the front. Since this is a car and many people can use/drive it in the family then it's going to be either an apple-car or a mac-car.
     
  10. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Prob an :Apple: SUV before a truck
     
  11. garirry macrumors 68000

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    Then it'll be once again a middle finger to steve jobs

     
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  13. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    "The :apple:car will go twice as fast as any other car you've ever seen." it may even time-travel too.

    The steering will be on the right side for others, left side for the regulars just to confuse people..

    It will charge only to 85% most of the time before updates need to be done. Users with a future version of iOS will be able to easily jailbreak/remote control the :apple:car, and all doors will engage for "protection", escape.
     
  14. amirite thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you pull that logic from?

    iMac - multiple users
    Apple Watch - single user

    There's no pattern related to users. The Apple TV was originally iTV.
     
  15. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    I do not believe any company is going to have a self driving car on the road before 2025.
     
  16. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    Not logic, but knowledge of how they decided things.

    iMac (orig SJ wanted it to be called MacMan) = the i in there was for internet AND individual, before using i apple used e (for eWorld). "iMac : The excitement of internet. The simplicity of Macintosh".
    Computers in the starting age were called PC, why because it stands as PERSONAL (microcomputer designed for use by ONE person at a time) computer. The iBook came before the change to macbook as well.
    appleTV they wanted it to be iTV, but legal issues they changed it and it was only one user at that time.

    For personal devices like the iPod and iOS devices that came later the i was left to refer for just individual devices not for internet. Only ONE user system configuration.
    The apple watch couldn't be called an iWatch due to other companies using it already.

    As the way of naming of apple in 2015, the i is just for individual.

    Of course there are exceptions and rules can be broken due to issues.
     
  17. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    it will take that long for the laws to be changed. *joke*
     

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