Apple Automotive Rumors Fly After New Area Identify Registration

You might not be capable of purchase an Apple Automotive but — however a minimum of an Apple Automotive web site might be within the works.

Area registry website WHOIS exhibits that Apple now owns the web area identify www.Apple.Automotive, fueling hypothesis on know-how blogs like MacRumors and 9to5Mac that Apple could also be creating a self-driving automotive.

The identify does not level to an internet site, nor does Apple.Auto, or Apple.Automobiles, which additionally seem to have been registered by the know-how titan. Apple didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.

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Because the blogs level out, Apple already has a automotive-associated product, CarPlay, which syncs your iPhone with a automotive’s constructed-in show. However the brand new area registries additionally sq. with earlier rumors that Apple could also be creating self-driving automotive know-how.

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In September, the California DMV confirmed a gathering with Apple to assessment autonomous car laws in a press release to CNBC. And Elon Musk, CEO of automotive firm Tesla, has stated Apple is hiring his former staff.

To make certain, the tight-lipped firm hasn’t given any public indication that a self-driving iCar is imminent, even with everybody from Nissan to Blackberry to VW throwing down the gauntlet as this week’s Shopper Electronics Present wraps up in Las Vegas.