'Apple Car' will reportedly make its debut in Q3 2021, years ahead of schedule

Hardware Geek

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Yeah my phone is a 6S and I plan on keeping it until it dies... It works great today. Meanwhile my Android phone before it could not upgrade past 4.4 and barely made it two years before it became impossible to use. If I used it while being charged, it would often lose battery and it could die at anything below 50% battery when not plugged in.
Sounds like the battery is failing. I had a similar issue and a battery replacement did the trick.
 

Shadowboxer

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Credit where credits due, Apple are trying. This has come off quite well in the past, the iPhone revolutionised the mobile phone industry and the Apple Watch is the worlds best selling watch. Here’s hoping they can compete with Tesla because right now nothing anyone else makes comes close.
 

Endymio

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Is there anybody here who thinks that this design is actually usable...the extreme rake angle of the "windshield" is...bound to cause problems with driver vision.
It's a concept mockup. Those never look anything like the production model: they're invariably longer, lower, and sleeker. This version Tim Cook showed is probably closer to actuality.

In any case, other sites are reporting this launch for 2024, giving Apple time to deploy this as an autonomous model If Apple truly does truly intend that, driver vision will be a non-issue.

Would Apple slow it down as it ages, "to preserve battery life", as it does with its older phones?
No, but they very well may reduce maximum acceleration, to allow a vehicle with a failing battery to continue to operate longer. A rather sensible option, don't you agree?
 

koblongata

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Apple Car won't be cheap obviously, and it's not like phones even costly at $1,000+ most people generally can afford it somehow. Apple Cars obviously won't have a margin like iPhones', unless Apple is aiming at Bentley and such.
 

jelabarre59

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Let me guess; it won't have a trunk (expansion space) and the hood will be welded shut. They won't have repair shops, they'll just tell you to buy a new one. And if you've left any packages/tote bags/wallet/purse/etc on the front seat when it quits working, you won't be able to get them back.
 

kiwigraeme

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Is there anybody here who thinks that this design is actually usable on the streets?
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The extreme rake angle of the "windshield" is ridiculous, and bound to cause problems with driver vision.

How are you supposed to get in the damned thing?

Would anybody want to hazard a guess as to what a replacement would cost, let lone how much something like that wouldadd to your comprehensive insurance costs?

Would this be a yearly "must have" for the iSheep?

Would Apple support for this monstrosity dry up on a schedule commensurate with its phones?

Would Apple slow it down as it ages, "to preserve battery life", as it does with its older phones?

If this does have segmented glass to afford entry and exit, after a few years, it will probably leak worse than a Frank Lloyd Wright building.

But what do I know, I don't own an Apple anything. (And never will).

I don't know much - but I know it will not look like that - That is a really early concept pitch.

VW has teased us like concept electric kombibus ( van ) .
All I know is it someone can make a reasonably cheap people mover - that converts in 2 minutes to a sleeper with pop up roof - they will sell like pet rocks in the 70s - How hard can it be - Rotating front seats . Fold out table, lockers under seats , foldable flat seats to bed , pop up roof to double bed , blinds or curtains - - Hell just a pop up roof/bed - fold out table - and seats that move back to create space

Oh and independent wheels suspension ( ie to hug ground over rough terrain) , strong chassis and good clearance
 
Sounds like the battery is failing. I had a similar issue and a battery replacement did the trick.
MY wife, son and daughter all have the iPhone 8 though the son has the better, S or something but in the little meter thing inside showing battery life when they look at it the meter shows 85% and Batteries on all 3 phones will go dead generally within about 3 hours with little use.

I've paid Verizon for 4yrs for the extended warranty. Reckon they'll let me send them in for replacements? IF not I can always start pulling lines off Verizon.

Yeah all 4 of my lines on the account are eligible for upgrade as I upgrade my Samsung directly thru Samsung each year with a 2yr interest free financing I generally pay it off in a year and hey from $650-$750 trade in value the following year.

IF I could get them to leave apple devices I would but they say to many issues with Android though they haven't used Android in 7-8yrs since they went into a iPhone 5C and 5S which I have all 3 here at the house.

Should reset them and sell them. I still have my first Nokia phone from back in the late 90's when they were practically giving them away.

I should've bought stock in Apple and other phone mfrs as they had to have had killer profits once they went from subsidized phones to making everyone pay for them.

Probably could've put $5-$10k in and been half rich by now or good enough that I could get phones each year without affecting my values.

Anyways hope someone can help me on the battery Boondoggle with the family's iPhone's......
 

Hardware Geek

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MY wife, son and daughter all have the iPhone 8 though the son has the better, S or something but in the little meter thing inside showing battery life when they look at it the meter shows 85% and Batteries on all 3 phones will go dead generally within about 3 hours with little use.

I've paid Verizon for 4yrs for the extended warranty. Reckon they'll let me send them in for replacements? IF not I can always start pulling lines off Verizon.

Yeah all 4 of my lines on the account are eligible for upgrade as I upgrade my Samsung directly thru Samsung each year with a 2yr interest free financing I generally pay it off in a year and hey from $650-$750 trade in value the following year.

IF I could get them to leave apple devices I would but they say to many issues with Android though they haven't used Android in 7-8yrs since they went into a iPhone 5C and 5S which I have all 3 here at the house.

Should reset them and sell them. I still have my first Nokia phone from back in the late 90's when they were practically giving them away.

I should've bought stock in Apple and other phone mfrs as they had to have had killer profits once they went from subsidized phones to making everyone pay for them.

Probably could've put $5-$10k in and been half rich by now or good enough that I could get phones each year without affecting my values.

Anyways hope someone can help me on the battery Boondoggle with the family's iPhone's......
If you have an extended warranty you'd think that would be covered.
Android is so much better than it was back then, although even then it was far better than it was when I got my Droid. That thing was a tank though and I could overclock the processor on the fly for a noticeable increase in performance. I didn't mind the bugs too much because I was having too much fun with trying out different roms and customizing my "phone".
 

Paultimate

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Que the sheep foaming at the mouth with Apple hate as if they are any different from any other large corporation on earth. Y'all must be really busy commenting on every article about how bad the corporation is rather than having to spare a brain cell and give a relevant and thought provoking comment about the content itself.
 

toooooot

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Yeah my phone is a 6S and I plan on keeping it until it dies... It works great today. Meanwhile my Android phone before it could not upgrade past 4.4 and barely made it two years before it became impossible to use. If I used it while being charged, it would often lose battery and it could die at anything below 50% battery when not plugged in.
I often see people who confirm the same. The only question I have is what am I doing wrong? I owned many devices from Motorola and Samsung I upgraded after 2-3 years. And I did not have any problems or slow downs.