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Is this the Apple electric car to compete with the Model 3?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dgindio, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. dgindio

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    Latest Apple trick. Steal the best Engineers away from Tesla. This photo may be an early rendition of the supposed Apple electric vehicle. APPLE ELECTRIC CAR 4-20-2016.jpg
     
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  2. James Anders

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    No.
     
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    This is as "real" as the "real" Tesla Model 3 photos floating around prior to March 31, 2016. ;)
     
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    Hope not that car is Fugly.
     
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    Is that from the Road Trend issue that came out last week?

    That entire article is their opinion on what the Apple Car SHOULD have, as opposed to actual journalism where they'd report on any real information.

    Besides, no one in the their right mind would make a car that looks like that.
     
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    Side note: Apple doesn't steal Tesla guys, old Tesla employees work for Apple. Elon calls apple the "Tesla Graveyard" cuz apparently they couldn't cut it at Tesla, so they go on to work at Apple.
     
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  7. dgindio

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    Found it in Motor Trend Magazine email today
    Don G. in Indio, CA.
     
  8. S'toon

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    Actually, no. That's from a Motor Trends article which brought together a bunch of guys to conceptualize what they hypothetically think an Apple Car may look like.

    http://jalopnik.com/motor-trends-fake-apple-car-is-extraordinarily-dumb-and-1771016358

    Motor Trend Shares Purely Imaginative Vision of Futuristic 'Apple Car'

    Finding the good in a bad Apple Car story

    A Magazine Designed An 'Apple Car' And Everyone Hated It
     
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    Apparently they brought together a bunch of guys that have no idea what a real car would actually look like. No company would release something like that to the public.
     
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    Who are these "professionals" conceptualizing a car that looks like that??? It looks like a car people would have dreamed up TWENTY years ago lol it's horrid.
     
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    Elon later walked back those comments. Plenty of top people at both Apple and Tesla have gone on to work for the other company. Anyone who thinks Apple is simply getting Tesla's toilet bowl flushes is not being honest with themselves.

    It will be interesting to see what Titan looks like and what Apple is able to do since Tesla have already keyed into the market characteristics that Apple normally exploits... luxury look and feel and very high level of design execution in final products.

    And as to the supposed "rendering" it's just based off of what some journalists theorized an Apple car might look like... and there's pretty much no way any actual Apple product is going to look like that.

    Apple will try to find something that no other car company is doing well and do it better than any of them. Touchscreen phones existed before the iPhone, but after the introduction of the iPhone 100% of those products were dead within 12 months.
     
  12. StraightDave

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    I'm sure that's it. Apple is a $600 billion dollar company because a bunch of dummies work there. Tesla has yet to make a profit.
     
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    Tesla reportedly makes about $20,000 profit per Model S. It's just that they're building a company from scratch. They're spending money building the company infrastructure faster than the money's coming in. They're building up their factory to make the Model 3, building a Gigafactory, building the Supercharger network, service centres, etc. Once everything's in place then they can start paying off the debts, and then make a profit. It's not as if they can make money from nothing. You have to spend money to make money.
     
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    Go back to Seeking Alpha with the rest of the morons spouting this crap.
     
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    Looks like a single hinge gullwing door on that concept.
     
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    hahaha.. Fugly !:) come on man :D if this car from Apple, it's no match for the Model 3. It can star in the next Star Wars episode though :D hahahaha
     
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  17. Twiglett

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    its rumored Apple have been talking to BMW and Daimler - so they must be wanting it powered by a turbo-diesel :)
     
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    They are a $600B company because of mindless fanboyism. Even Amazon didn't start turning a profit until recently.
     
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    If the headline is a question, the answer is almost always no.
     
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    They must have hired some GM designers who worked on the Pontiac Aztek and Chevrolet Lumina APV to come up with this idea. Call it the Apple iBrick (with all the connotations).
     
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