How About That: Apple Car Could Launch in Late 2021

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The Apple Car still lives on behind closed doors in Cupertino. While many believe the vehicle could eventually see the daylight in 2024 or 2025, here’s a surprising report claiming the launch might actually happen a lot earlier.
Taiwan’s Economic Daily News cites executives working for local manufacturers, apparently with knowledge of the matter, as saying the Apple Car is expected to smile in front of the audience in the third quarter of 2021.

The iPhone maker has reportedly tested dozens of prototypes already and has recently reached out to Taiwanese suppliers to begin the manufacturing of Apple Car components in the second quarter of the next year. Apple believes everything would be finalized by the third quarter when the car is finally projected to make its first public appearance ever.

If this is true, the fall of 2021 is expected to be quite busy for Apple. The company is first expected to unveil the new-generation iPhones in September (on schedule this time, with no delays likely), followed by new Apple Watch models, iPads, and MacBooks in October and November.

On the other hand, it’s very important to take this report with a healthy pinch of salt, as Ming Chi Kuo, one of the most reliable Apple analysts out there, previously said the Apple Car wouldn’t see daylight sooner than 2023. He believes the project would reach mass production in three to five years, especially as Apple is currently in talks with TSMC over a potential chip to power a self-driving car.

For the time being, however, Apple has remained completely tight-lipped on Project Titan, and there’s a chance you won’t hear the company say a single word about it until the official launch takes place.

But even if this report isn’t accurate, it’s another indication the Apple Car project lives on, and sooner or later, it’d still see the daylight.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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