This week on AI: Self-driving car facilities, AAPL takes a tumble, 'iPhone 7' rumors & more

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in General Discussion edited May 2016
Although the company's stock took a beating, Apple news generally resumed course this week with word on its electric car, plans for an Apple Music redesign, and rumors about the upcoming "iPhone 7" -- perhaps even the "7s."




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Everything you need to know:



  • Apple is allegedly considering an 800,000-square-foot property for self-driving car development > >
  • The LAPD cracked an iPhone 5s in a murder investigation > >
  • Apple & SAP announced a partnership on enterprise iOS development > >
  • Apple Music could get a major redesign this summer > >
  • The "iPhone 7" might not ship with a Smart Connector > >
  • Apple lost exclusive rights to the "iPhone" trademark in China > >
  • The company's stock saw its longest losing streak in 18 years > >


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A roundup of all of our hottest stories this week:



Apple eyeing 800,000-square-foot property for autonomous car project, report says

LAPD cracks iPhone 5s in murder case, but it probably wasn't encrypted

Apple stock posts longest losing streak in 18 years

Apple Music to get more intuitive UI, expanded Beats 1 radio, 'marketing blitz' at WWDC

Rumor: 'iPhone 7' may not ship with Apple's Smart Connector after all

Apple & SAP announce partnership on iOS SDK, apps & training

Apple loses exclusive rights to 'iPhone' trademark for non-smartphone products in China

Ping 2.0? Apple Music revamp rumored to downplay Connect social network feature

Alleged 'iPhone 7' cable suggests Apple could include 3.5mm headphone jack after all

Apple Music UI to go grayscale, add better support for lyrics - report

Rumor: TSMC already finalizing 10nm 'A11' processor design for Apple's 'iPhone 7s'

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,017member
    Please get rid of that ugly car. At least give me something like this:

  • Reply 2 of 10
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    fallenjt said:
    Please get rid of that ugly car. At least give me something like this:

    I think it's only "ugly" because it looks so futuristic. The pic you posted looks like a car. I don't think the Apple Car will have all these conventional car features. 

    I predict non visible lights until turned on, So the frame is smooth over these parts.

    Digital license plate(duh)

    No grill.

    No muffler of course.

    Possibly "blank" rims.

    We need to rethink the car with Apple.

    Just a few minutes ago I was thinking Apple may have an Apple Car Sport version, like a sports car with removable top and an Apple Car Edition which is more luxurious.
    edited May 2016
  • Reply 3 of 10
    jonljonl Posts: 210member
    cali said:

    We need to rethink the car with Apple.
    Obviously one pedal.
    slprescottbaconstang
  • Reply 4 of 10
    bobschlobbobschlob Posts: 1,074member
    jonl said:
    cali said:

    We need to rethink the car with Apple.
    Obviously one pedal.
    Wha...??
  • Reply 5 of 10
    calicali Posts: 3,494member
    jonl said:
    cali said:

    We need to rethink the car with Apple.
    Obviously one pedal.
    I've actually worked out how this would work YEARS ago.
    The pedal wouldn't be anchored at the bottom like most cars but actually attached in the middle.  Something like this /•
     
    1. Lay foot on pedal.

    2. Push forward for gas.

    3. Push heel for brake.

    Would actually feel smooth and natural.

    YES I know it's a joke and regulations probably won't let it happen unfortunately.

    edited May 2016
  • Reply 6 of 10
    danoxdanox Posts: 499member
    Motor Trend was making fun of Apple.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    slprescottslprescott Posts: 763member
    jonl said:
    cali said:

    We need to rethink the car with Apple.
    Obviously one pedal.
    In tribute to Magic Mouse, I'm hoping for the Magic Pedal that lets me swipe my foot from left to right for parellel (or 90-degree slide into place) parking. We can dream, right?
  • Reply 8 of 10
    zimmermannzimmermann Posts: 259member
    No pedal, no steering wheel. The car will drive itself, giving us free time on our hands. 
  • Reply 9 of 10
    isteelersisteelers Posts: 738member
    danox said:
    Motor Trend was making fun of Apple.
    I think it was a dig as well. No way Apple would release such a horrible design.  Safety regulations do have a major say in vehicle design, but Apple has a long history of elegant, functional design. And people who want to pick that hockey puck mouse as an example to the contrary should just stop.  Apple's design sets trends in every industry the play in, and I believe the automotive industry would be no different should they actually come out with an Apple car. 
  • Reply 10 of 10
    michael_cmichael_c Posts: 164member
    cali said:
    jonl said:
    Obviously one pedal.
    I've actually worked out how this would work YEARS ago.
    The pedal wouldn't be anchored at the bottom like most cars but actually attached in the middle.  Something like this /•
     
    1. Lay foot on pedal.

    2. Push forward for gas.

    3. Push heel for brake.

    Would actually feel smooth and natural.

    YES I know it's a joke and regulations probably won't let it happen unfortunately.

    My Kubota tractor has a pedal arrangement like /• Pressing top for forward, and bottom for reverse - could be interesting used in a car :~}
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