Apple is finally preparing its Apple Car, which will be mass-produced from 2024. Apple’s car will have a proprietary battery design and technology. Apple has had to battle with various rumors since 2014 about the existence of an Apple Car, but this time it seems that there is some truth in them. A new report from CNBC claims that the company is preparing for the production of cars in three years’ time.
The Apple Car , also known as Project Titan, has gone through numerous phases (according to rumors and reports, because it has never been discussed in public). It was first thought to be an Apple electric vehicle, then plans were scaled down to a software platform for other manufacturers, but now the idea of having its own car is back on the table. And along the way, the company laid off over 200 workers.
The most fascinating thing about this car is that it will undoubtedly be personal and unique. More like a Tesla than a Waymo car, to be more precise. Apple’s automobiles are designed straight for the client rather than as a fleet of taxis for hire, unlike other technology businesses.
The battery will undoubtedly be the most distinguishing aspect. The unique single-cell design that Apple promises to include would save room within the battery by eliminating individual modules. This might reduce prices and, more significantly, increase the automobile’s autonomy by storing more energy in the same volume in principle. According to a CNBC source, it is “next level, like the first time you saw an iPhone.”
Apple’s intentions appear to be for the car to begin being mass-produced in 2024, according to reports. Though it may be delayed until 2025 at the absolute latest because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Apple has yet to reveal when it will debut it.
We may expect to see the public far sooner than originally anticipated since such a major product would be nearly impossible to avoid leaks of. Ming-Chi Kuo predicted 2025 as the release date as well.
Who will manufacture the Apple Car?
For something as big as a car, it will need the assistance of a manufacturer with expertise in the automobile business. And while Apple has the financial resources and technical capabilities to create the world’s largest company, developing a vehicle is not similar to manufacturing a phone.
Over the years, several potential partners have come on the scene as a result of rumors and leaks. Hyundai has long been one of the most discussed, with Apple reportedly putting billions into Kia Motors lately. On the other hand, Western companies including BMW, Magna, and Renault have been rumoured to be considering it.