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  • VW chief 'not afraid' of 'Apple Car' entering the market

    oberpongo said:
    These statements from VW CEO are very similar to what the CEOs of Nokia, Blackberry and Microsoft said about the iPhone when it was unveiled in 2007. time will tell if VW will be as forgotten as Nokia and Blackberry. 
    Actually, VW has the best potential to be the best on the market if VW could rule their software issue and could generate a competitive OS system.

    Just imagine, VW could bring out an OS system, which work for VW, Audi, Skoda and other subsidiaries like Apple is doing with iPhone, iPad, Mac, watch etc. 

    This network effect will bring VW to the No. 1. 

    If you sell your VW and buy Audi, your data still exists and you do not have to start from zero because their OS system work for all subsidiaries. 

    In this case, Apple must speed up to make a common agreement with any other OEMs or Magna. 
    Apple has no time and time is ticking. 

    The automotive area is the most conservative sector, where you will never see another Foxconn. 

    Apple will have a difficulty to finde one car maker, who is willing to make cars for Apple. I highly doubt it. 
    That's the thing. Creating a brand new OS from scratch isn't a joke. It's even more difficult than building a car from scratch. So many companies have tried this and failed. All of the custom OS that you see like Huawei's Harmony OS are just forked versions of Android. The OS ecosystem is so matured and integrated that even Microsoft failed to make a dent in the mobile market and had to eventually close it's mobile plans. And platform (OS) is really everything. Even tech giants like Facebook had to bow down in front of the platform (iOS). That's why Apple and Google are in a very unique and lucrative position in the tech industry, that's unmatched.
  • Apple Car could be made in the US by Hyundai in 2024

    qwerty52 said:
    AMayfield said:
    I hate that it’s Hyundai honestly. 
    I think Hyundai will be for Apple Car that, what is Foxconn now for iPhone. They will produce a car, that is fully developed and designed
    by Apple: software and hardware included!
    Exactly. It doesn't matter if Hyundai doesn't produce premium cars. Apple just needs an experienced car manufacturer who is willing to do exactly as it says - everything right from nuts and bolts. A manufacturer like BMW would probably have its own taunts, and more importantly, would want a partnership with Apple rather than simply be a manufacturer for others.
  • Apple rumored to invest $3.6B in Kia to produce 100,000 'Apple Cars' per year

    This is exactly what I was thinking Apple might do. But I was hoping they would pump money into Magna and ask them to build a US plant. Having Magna as a partner would have allowed Apple to have complete control over manufacturing process, without needing to be associated with an existing auto manufacturer, and thus not worrying about dilution of their brand. They could have also build their own car platform with assistance from Magna, instead of using Hyundai's E-GMP platform. That would have allowed them to build it exactly as per their needs.

    The article says that Apple will use its own battery technology. But if they are using Hyundai's E-GMP platform, they would probably have to stick with the battery included in that platform, unless Hyundai allows Apple to customize the platform with their own batteries.
  • Apple Silicon iMac & MacBook Pro expected in 2021, 32-core Mac Pro in 2022

    Meanwhile, I am still waiting for the Apple Car..
  • Apple event predicted for April, not March 23

    Well it's actually in May now. Oh no it's in June. Ok it's in July. Apple has finally revealed that Airtags will be unveiled in 2050. 
  • Google Docs, Calendar for iOS updated with privacy labels

    After seeing that screenshot, I am wondering what other data is left to collect? 
  • What to expect from Apple's 'Hi, Speed' new 'iPhone 12' event on October 13

    "Hi Speed" actually ties better with Apple silicon MAC rather than the upcoming iPhone!
  • Microsoft buys Siri speech recognition partner Nuance in $19.7B deal

    What was Cortona lacking that Microsoft needed Nuance? Seems like a complete waste of money.
  • LG & Magna partnership 'very near' to winning 2024 'Apple Car' contract

    What exactly is LG providing to Apple? Batteries? 
  • Apple limits 2016 MacBook Pro models to 16GB of RAM to maximize battery life

    It sucks that you can't opt for 16gb ram on 13 inch pro. Going for 15 inch pro just for more ram doesn't make sense. That is too heavy and big for me. I was expecting that pros will start at 16gb this year. 8gb just doesn't cut it for professional work now. And you can't even add more ram down the years when softwares get more heavy. Absolutely sucks.