Apple has not yet confirmed anything related to its heavily speculated electric vehicle, called Apple Car, but a plethora of leaks have surfaced online, including its price, the kind of material it would be made of and its potential release window.
The Cupertino-based tech juggernaut is reportedly preparing to launch a self-driving electric vehicle sometime in 2025 and to achieve its plan, it has hired 31-year-old Desi Ujkashevic who used to work as the global director of automotive safety engineering at Ford, Bloomberg revealed. Ujkashevic specializes in regulatory issues, which the tech giant will deal with soon.
Another set of leaks about the fabled Apple Car came from an industry insider who goes by the name LeaksApplePro. The insider said the potential price of the electric vehicle will not “cost less than $100,000,” adding that while “this isn’t final, there is a lot of work to do, and many things could change during the development process, but the price will be high, that’s for sure.”
Interestingly, the insider has also revealed the materials that the electric vehicle is made of. Apple reportedly “plans to use quite a few titanium parts in the Apple Car.”
The Cupertino-based tech giant wants to market the car like how it markets its Pro iPhones, according to the insider. The EV “looks and feels great, and it’s very strong, so it will create a premium ‘aura’ around this car that will make it unique.”
These details are leaks and rumors at this stage, but a recently granted Apple patent may have given away one of the game-changing features of the heavily anticipated Apple Car. Based on the document, the company filed a patent to battle combat sickness in moving vehicles, particularly autonomous ones. Apple suggested passengers should wear a headset while in the car and enjoy the ride while in a virtual reality world.
Unfortunately, nothing in the patent mentions that it is for the Apple Car, so at this point, there is no way to confirm the plan is intended for the heavily speculated electric vehicle. Apple, like other tech titans, has a habit of filing patents, some of which do not even see the light of day.