Apple seriously considered making an “iCar” before the iPhone
In the past, we’ve heard talk about Steve Jobs being interested in building an “iCar” but we always thought that this was just one of Jobs’ crazy ideas that he eventually would steer away from. Jobs had even reportedly met up with German car-maker Volkswagen to talk about the project back in 2007, but still, there was doubt whether this was actually something the company wanted to dive into...
However, it was revealed today that a car was actually something that Apple was seriously considering to pursuit. This was unveiled in Phil Schiller’s testimony during Apple’s patent trial with Samsung this morning. AllThingsD reports:
“The iPod, Schiller said, allowed Apple to move beyond being a successful but niche player in the computer market. This really changed everybody’s view of Apple both inside and outside the company,” Schiller said on Friday, resuming testimony that began toward the end of the day on Tuesday.
People suggested all kinds of things Apple could do, Schiller recalled: “Make a camera, make a car, crazy stuff.”
Although an iCar may never actually see the light of day, it’s great to see that our beloved Cupertino company isn’t limiting itself to only one industry. What do you think? Would you buy an iCar?
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