Could It Be? Hyundai and Apple Are Talking About Apple Car Production
The Apple Car is turning from a myth to a potential product.
Following the recent report that Apple is looking into building a car and launching it by 2024, Korean automaker Hyundai has confirmed to CNBC that Apple has discussed the product with “a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor.”
The discussions are still in early stages, and “nothing has been decided,” Hyundai said.
In a statement just obtained by @CNBC's @cherykang, the auto giant Hyundai says: “We understand that Apple is in discussion with a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai Motor. As the discussion is at its early stage, nothing has been decided.” — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) January 8, 2021
According to a report from Korean outlet Hankyung (via 9to5Mac), Apple is partnering up with Hyundai to launch an autonomous electric car as well as develop car batteries.
The fact that Hyundai confirmed the report is notable. It’s unlike Apple to confirm rumors of any kind, and its partners typically abide by that rule, at least when Apple matters are concerned.