Tesla has played a key role in changing the automotive segment, for the better or for the worse, with the company's auto-pilot mode being one of the biggest highlights for the products on offer. Tesla's offerings offer a bit more than generic car brands, be it Hyundai, Mercedes or BMW.
Apple too seems to have been irked by the car bug, since rumours regarding the Apple Car have been making the rounds since January of 2021, although, there is a lack of proper statements or tips that hint that the popular Apple Car was ready to move out of the concept stage.
Apple has however continued to add to its fleet of self-driving electric vehicles being tested in California. The latest news, coming in from South Korea hints at Apple has had discussions with certain business partners and producers of EV components in Korea.
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This news was highlighted in the Korea Times, with a specific mention that Apple had been talking outside brands with which it engages due to the iPhone since it had talked to some partners in Korea. Certain companies whose names came out were SK Innovation, Hanwa and LG Electronics. It is also worth noting that SK Innovation is the EV battery side of the SK Group.
This comes after Samsung had been in talks with several different automakers, with the first of them being Hyundai/Kia and Nissan, amongst a few others. But, there was no public statement confirming that talks were indeed held since none of the companies claimed the same.
It would be quite interesting to see Apple's take on a car, since far too little is known about Apple's plans for an EV or an automotive entrant, since there is a lack of news in regards to commercial production plans, so, the Apple car could end up being a showcase rather than a launch, so we will have to wait and see what Apple does.
In other Apple-related news, it was reported yesterday that Apple was changing its method of assembling its cameras on the iPhone, in order to reduce costs, by moving from multiple suppliers to industry giant Foxconn, a company that already has a history of working with the Cupertino based giant.