What you need to know
- A major Apple supplier has started a joint venture to provide car manufacturing to automakers.
- It comes following swirling reports that Apple plans to release a car of its own in the future.
Apple's biggest supplier Foxconn has started a partnership to provide contract manufacturing to carmakers, according to a new report.
The news follows various reports Apple plans to release a car of its own in the future. One report stated an 'Apple Car' could begin production in 2024, with Hyundai touted as a possible partner. However, a recent Bloomberg report from the reliable Mark Gurman says that Apple's car is still at least five years away, and is nowhere near the production stage. Rumors abound that an Apple car of the future will an autonomous electric vehicle, and Apple has reportedly been working on self-driving tech for many years.
Hyundai recently walked back statements it was approached by Apple to produce a car last week. From the initial report:
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9