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Their website seems to refer mostly to vehicoes and electric grids.Of course that doesn't mean Apple couldn't use their expertise in other areas but the timing is curious considering they were hired within the last year or so which is also when Tim Cook allegedly approved this car project inside Apple.
I'll add one more fact: two Apple designers previously worked as car designers.Julian Höenig designed cars for Audi and Lamborghini. http://www.julianhoenig.com/art/about_files/web_resume02.09.pdfAaron von Minden previously worked at BMW Designworks.https://www.linkedin.com/pub/aaron-von-minden/6/55b/569Neither of these are new Apple hires so there's zero evidence they were hired specifically because of their background in vehicle design.
Based on their website it seems mostly automotive related.http://www.a123systems.com/index.htm
Except Apple has hired 5 engineers from a battery tech company that focuses on "advanced energy solutions" for, among other things, vehicles.http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1848022
Hmmm....Apple is being sued for poaching 5 engineers from a battery tech company to start a new battery tech team inside Apple.http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1848022
Yes, and note that Apple never announced any sensors other than heart at the event. Tim Cook even said in that Charlie Rose interview that they were "starting with the heart". Comparing the Watch sensors to Android Wear devices it's clear Apple's plans are much bigger. Also Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac claims the Watch heart sensor will be much more accurate than the competiton.
I love how comments on some of the tech sites say we can't call this copying because Apple copied Google Wallet. Ha, Pay came out nearly 3 years after Google Wallet (and already is much more successful). Apple pay hasn't even been out 6 months and Samsung is already trying to copy it. With Samsung everything seems so rushed. Like "ooh company x is doing A so we need to do our own version of A right away whether it's any good or not".
Just to be clear I'm not agreeing with him that Apple's prices are outrageous. But the only reason these guys have a chance imo is because Apple has ceded the low end.
Also one could argue if Apple's prices weren't so "outrageous" Moto wouldn't even exist. These companies would seriously shit their pants if Apple ever lowered the price of iPhones.
I swear, Apple is living rent free in everyone's head. This car stuff is is so ridiculous its comical. And then you have the Moto president calling Apple's prices outrageous in response to Jony Ive's comments in that New Yorker piece. Of course Ive never mentioned Moto by name. Yet the Moto CEO felt it necessary to swing at the pitch. http://tinyurl.com/mb8cxhg
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