By Kirill Klip
CNET adds gas to the fire with its report on Apple Car. We have more evidence from the ground in silicon valley in the report from Business Insider. This development will bee too big to hide and I expect more information coming out in the nearest future. If Boston-Power and Foxconn can produce Electric Cars, why can't Apple? It will change our Lithium industry landscape overnight. Apple's brand power will sell the idea of electric iCar as no one else.
"It looks like these rumours are much more substantial this time and Apple clearly is engaged in at least hiring the profiled engineers to build an electric car. This development will be the groundbreaking catalyst for our Lithium Industry, in case if it is confirmed by Apple. Read more."
And now FT:
“Three months ago I would have said it was CarPlay,” said one person who has worked closely with Apple for many years, referring to Apple’s infotainment system. “Today I think it’s a car.” FT.
"Bryan Chaffin, cofounder of Apple site The Mac Observer, says he is "certain" Apple is working on a car after talking to sources.
Chaffin was following up on our report from Monday. An Apple employee told us the company was working on something in "vehicle development" that would "give Tesla a run for its money."Chaffin reported the following:
What I learned is that Apple has been looking for—and acquiring—the kind of people from Tesla with expertise that is most suited to cars. So much so that I went from being a doubter to a believer almost instantly.
From another source who travels in more rarified circles than yours truly, I also learned that a lot of people at the top in Silicon Valley consider it a given that Apple is working on a car. This is circumstantial, at best, but if you're going to crowd-source wisdom, you could do a lot worse than polling the C-suite.
I should add that when I asked one of my sources flat out to put a percentage chance on Apple working on an actual car—rather than some kind of car-related technology—I was told, "80 percent."
When coupled with everything I've learned since, I'm personally closer to 100 percent. Business Insider."
International Lithium Presentation February 2015. from Kirill Klip
"Is apple working on an electric car in their ‘super secret lab’?
Recently, Bloomberg did an excellent article about the hiring wars between Tesla and Apple. Over the last months, Tesla has recruited some of Apples finest engineers, and Apple seeks revenge.
Unconfirmed rumours from apple employees state that The project “will change the landscape and give Tesla a run for its money.”. This undisclosed employee didn’t give any other information about the project, but Business Insider noted that many of the Tesla employees that Apple hired have experience in robotics, manufacturing and mechanics.
Well, it looks like Apple is not so secretive about their ambitions anymore. From their jobs site we can easily learn that – yes – Apple is recruiting new staff with an automotive background. Foremost, and contrary to the quite clear job descriptions Apple normally has, these jobs have the following header:
Imagine what you could do here at Apple. You could help create the next generation of the world’s most finest devices. Great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your career, and there’s no telling what you could accomplish.
So if you want to join Apples iCar project, you may want to apply for either one of these
In many of the job descriptions qualifications are asked that are demanding expertise in the automotive industry. Have your go with it and find the jobs here"
There are a lot of rumours flying around the silicon valley about the potential development of Apple iCar again. GM Bolt and Tesla Model III are prepping the mass market for electric cars with 200 miles range EV around $30k price tag. Foxconn - the manufacture of Apple iPhones and iPads is investing hundreds of millions into EV building facilities in China now. Apple will be in a very good company. It is the real chance the change the world, make it the better place and bring out another revolutionary product, Steve Jobs has dreamt about. Read more."