The Apple Car is undoubtedly the most anticipated product from Apple, with endless rumors and speculations swirling around it. To help clear up the confusion, here’s a comprehensive look at what we know so far about the Apple Car, along with some exclusive information I have for you..
The Cupertino-based company has dubbed their car project “Project Titan.” This is an apt name since this is their largest undertaking to date. To ensure the project’s success, they have hired over 1,000 engineers to work on it. Unfortunately, there have been some setbacks. Several of the project’s leaders have departed the company, which has undoubtedly caused some delays. Even so, the media’s portrayal of the delays has been exaggerated.
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Many news outlets reported on alleged agreements between Apple and car manufacturers such as Hyundai and BMW, but I think Apple is likely to use a different strategy and depend on other companies such as Foxconn. From my perspective, Apple does not intend for other companies to mass-produce the Apple Car. It is true that Apple has collaborated with Lexus to produce some custom-made cars with LiDAR sensors which Apple is using to test the sensors and collect data for Project Titan in California. However, this does not signify that the company will be relying on Lexus to manufacture the Apple Car.
I don’t want to be a pessimist, however, I don’t anticipate the Apple Car to be inexpensive. You can currently purchase a Tesla for around $50,000. As far as I’m concerned the Apple Car will cost around $90,000. As I have mentioned before, this information is not final and many things can still change during development, however, the cost will be substantial.
Apple does not have any reputation as a car manufacturer, so the company believes it should wait until it can compete with a brand like Tesla. If Apple focuses on a market that Tesla does not have a strong presence in, it can work to build its reputation as a reliable car manufacturer before attempting to compete with Tesla on price.
You will likely need an iPhone to use the Apple Car. It will not have a traditional key; instead, you will need to use Apple CarKey to access the car. I do not have much more information on this at the moment, but I will keep you updated on this topic.
Many people connected to this topic have told me that Apple intends to start mass-producing the Apple Car in 2025. This does not necessarily mean the car will be launched in 2025, since the process of making a car takes much longer than creating an iPhone or Apple Watch. I Apple will wait until 2026 to reveal it, and ifI was to purchase one, I wouldn’t expect to get it until late 2026.
The company had previously intended to have the Apple Car ready for release by 2027, but this no longer seems to be the case. I have asked my sources if they had any further information as to why this might have happened, and it looks like there have been some major changes in the project, transitioning from a completely autonomous car to one with a steering wheel.
Some sources have suggested that Apple intends to incorporate a large number of titanium components in the Apple Car. This is in line with the information I shared with you earlier about Apple’s plans to utilize titanium in some of its products.
I would love to own an Apple Car, however, it is beyond my current budget. If you have $90,000 to spend on a car, live in the U.S, and do not need one immediately, I would suggest waiting for the Apple Car; Apple is taking great care to ensure that the product meets their high standards, so it is sure to be excellent.