Despite a recent report that indicated that the two had entered into a partnership, it seems that Apple and BMW have made no agreements regarding the development of a car. While last week's report suggested that talks were recent, it seems like talks between the companies have actually been on hold for some time now.
During a visit to BMW's Leipzig factory last year, Apple executives reportedly took interest in how the automaker manufactures its i3 electric vehicles. BMW was also apparently willing to talk about licensing parts. But for now, Apple apparently wants to go its own way, according to Reuters:
That said, both companies are said to be open to resuming talks for a potential partnership.
Apple is said to have been working on a major automotive project, dubbed the Apple Car by many, under the Project Titan moniker. The rumored vehicle is said to be electric and self-driving, with Apple targeting a 2020 release.
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