Ah, the idea that Apple might be successful just kills some of the people on FR. Their spleen venting is actually pretty funny.
I have no idea if Apple can make a successful car. It’s not a computer and it isn’t a cellphone. I would guess if any company has a chance it might be Apple, but I don’t know.
One of the things that most car companies have had is someone with a vision and passion about a car or automotive concept that nobody else has thought about. Is anyone at Apple filling that role? I know they’ve hired a heavy hitter team of designers, engineers and product managers, but I haven’t heard anything about the vision that is driving them.
I’m not saying Apple can’t do it, but I haven’t heard a single thing about Apple being able to differentiate themselves from the pack. Their first car won’t be out until at least 2020, and there will be a lot more competition in the electric car market by then.