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Elon Musk believes Apple really is building a car

Elon Musk believes Apple really is building a car
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Apple isn't always good at keeping secrets. The maker of iPhone, iPads and its in-car system, Apple CarPlay, has a long history of leaking just enough information about its upcoming products to build up America's anticipation for them.

That goes for cars, too. We've been telling you that Apple is developing its own car, or it's not. It really depends on who you ask: Apple will eventually roll out its own car, or it's creating parts, apps and features for other company's smart cars.

In the camp of "Apple is developing a car" is Elon Musk. He's the CEO of Tesla, the maker of the powerful, expensive and best-selling all-electric car, the Tesla Model S.

While Apple hasn't officially said whether it's building a competitor to Tesla, Musk recently told the BBC that it's an open secret that it is. "Well, it's pretty hard to hide something if you hire over 1,000 engineers to [work on] it."

Musk says he welcomes competition. His thinking is that competitors to Tesla inspire the company to make better EVs. That includes the upcoming Tesla Model 3, which at $35,000 will be its most accessible vehicle yet.

No word from Apple about when, or if, it'll debut Apple Car. However, persistent rumors are that it's eyeing 2019 for its launch date.

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Source: The Verge
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