What you need to know
- Apple is in a "dating game" looking for its Apple Car partner.
- Wedbush analyst believes that the company will find and announce its partner in 2021.
As reported by AppleInsider, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives says that recent reports of dissolved talks between Apple and automakers show that the company is narrowing down its potential partner for Apple Car ahead of a rumored announcement later this year.
Ives believes that it is a matter of "when not if" for Apple to enter the electric vehicle market and that the company will partner with an established automaker to bring it to life.
The analyst says that VW and Hyundai would be ideals partners for Apple due to their established bets into the EV market already.
In a report from Reuters, VW CEO Herbert Diess said that he 'is not afraid" about the potential Apple Car. That sounds like something a potential Apple Car partner might say.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.