Latest Apple car news

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

Apple's CarPlay is coming to some 2017 Aston Martin and Mini cars

By Elyse Betters

Apple CarPlay can now be found on two new luxury car brands.9to5Mac noticed that the CarPlay page on Apple’s website has been updated to include models from both European manufacturers. More specifically, CarPlay will be available in Aston's 2017 Vantage,... Read more

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

Apple CarPlay: Which cars support it, what can it do and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

Apple's foray into in-car technology and the infotainment space comes in the form of CarPlay. CarPlay connects a supported vehicle to a compatible iPhone, enabling access and interaction with Apple's ecosystem directly through a car's dashboard touchscreen.First... Read more

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

Apple CarPlay explored: Taking iOS on the road

By Britta O'Boyle

Apple CarPlay has been around for a few years now but things have moved on significantly in those years, with more and more manufacturers offering compatibility and not just in premium models either.We've been using it in the 2017 Kia Sportage to give... Read more

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

Tim Cook confirms Apple is working on self-driving car tech

By Max Langridge

After months, and nearly years of speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally shed some light on the tech giant's plans in the automotive sector. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Cook said, "We're working on autonomous systems, it's a core technology... Read more

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

Apple's already been spotted testing its self-driving Lexus - see it here

By Elyse Betters

Well that didn't take long.Apple received a permit in California earlier this month so it could start testing Lexus cars with self-driving technology, and already, Apple has been spotted driving around the Silicon Valley area. Bloomberg News posted footage... Read more

Apple will officially test its self-driving tech on this car in California

Apple will officially test its self-driving tech on this car in California

By Elyse Betters

Apple plans to do to cars what it did to mobile phones.The last we heard, Apple was ditching the idea of making self-driving cars to focus on self-driving technology only. And now, Apple has obtained an official permit to test self-driving cars in California... Read more

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

Apple Pay was used to buy an £825,000 Aston Martin DB5

By Max Langridge

A private collector has paid £825,000 for an Aston Martin DB5 through the social media platform, Vero. The car was sold through international auctioneers Coys of Kesington, and was one of four classic cars available to buy. The winner of the auction... Read more

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

Apple Car: Here's why Apple wants to buy British automaker McLaren

By Elyse Betters

Apple is reportedly considering another acquisition, but this one stands out from all the others because it involves McLaren.According to The Financial Times and The New York Times, Apple is attempting to buy British automaker McLaren - or at the very... Read more

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

Apple shifts focus on Project Titan car to self-driving tech

By Elyse Betters

Apple has brought back a longtime Apple executive to head up its secret car plans - and apparently that includes shifting the project's focus to autonomous driving, according to a new report.Bloomberg said Bob Mansfield, who previously served as senior... Read more

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

Apple brought back a longtime executive to oversee its car project

By Elyse Betters

One of the highly-regarded executives that helped make Apple what it is today has returned to the company to head up a secretive car project.Bob Mansfield, who join Apple in 1999, has been appointed to oversee Project Titan, according to The Wall Street... Read more

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

Apple Car: What's the story so far on Project Titan?

By Elyse Betters

You've heard the rumours by now: forget about waiting for Apple to revolutionise the living room by launching a magical HDTV set straight from your dreams, because it's now trying to innovate in the automobile sector.That's right. Apple is working on... Read more

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

Apple Car to hit roads from 2020 says Tesla’s Elon Musk, but no Google car

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Car is still not an official project for the mighty company but thanks to plenty of rumours and leaks it's almost certainly something Apple is working on. Now Tesla's CEO Elon Musk has chimed in saying he expects Apple Cars on the road from... Read more

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

Apple Car autonomous drive testing at land bought for trials

By Luke Edwards

The Apple Car, much like the fabled Apple Television, has been talked about in whispers and rumours for sometime, but this one now looks real. Tim Cook has already teased the project and his company has now bought land to start testing it too.The Apple... Read more

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

Tim Cook on Apple Car: 'It's going to be Christmas Eve for a while'

By Elyse Betters

Is Apple working on a vehicle? Who knows. But the company's CEO has just majorly teased us about it.Although Tim Cook hasn't said much to date about Apple's so-called "Apple Car", for whatever reason he felt more loose-lipped during an annual shareholders... Read more

Apple Car has 2019 ship date but likely won't be fully autonomous by then

Apple Car has 2019 ship date but likely won't be fully autonomous by then

By Elyse Betters

New details on Apple's electric car project have emerged, suggesting the company has targeted a ship date that's just three years out, but because of the tight deadline, we shouldn't expect Apple Car to be autonomous.Apple Car isn't the vehicle's official... Read more

Apple’s self-driving car rolls on, meeting held with autonomous driving officials

Apple’s self-driving car rolls on, meeting held with autonomous driving officials

By Luke Edwards

The rumour of Apple's self-driving car has just had some serious weight added to its authenticity after executives reportedly met with California autonomous driving officials.According to a report by The Guardian Apple's senior legal counsel, Mike Maletic,... Read more

Cadillac's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Cadillac's 2016 fleet will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

By Elyse Betters

Mere weeks after Hyundai and Chevrolet announced they would be among the first car manufacturers to support either Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, Cadillac has confirmed it is jumping on the infotainment bandwagon this summer as well.The company said products... Read more

Apple car looking more likely as electric car battery engineers get poached

Apple car looking more likely as electric car battery engineers get poached

By Luke Edwards

The Apple car rumour has been growing of late and now it appears some more evidence has appeared. Electric vehicle battery manufacturers are claiming Apple has been poaching its staff.According to A123 Systems, an electric car battery maker, Apple has... Read more

Apple Car should have Tesla very worried indeed

Apple Car should have Tesla very worried indeed

By Luke Edwards

Apple may actually be working on its own car. While the idea of the gadget-focused company creating a car might seem a bit of a stretch, the rumours are starting to look more solid.Apple has already been poaching staff from Tesla and just the other day... Read more

Apple camera car spotted snapping in San Francisco: New Apple Maps incoming?

Apple camera car spotted snapping in San Francisco: New Apple Maps incoming?

By Luke Edwards

A large black car covered in cameras was spotted in San Francisco snapping photos and more. The car was registered to Apple.The minivan was spotted and photographed before being confirmed by The California Department of Motor Vehicles as registered to... Read more

Apple CarPlay adds nine new carmakers including Audi and Jeep to roster, raising count to 29

Apple CarPlay adds nine new carmakers including Audi and Jeep to roster, raising count to 29

By Elyse Betters

There are now 29 automakers on-board to integrate CarPlay into their vehicle dashboards.Apple has announced nine new companies as CarPlay partners. Those companies include Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Mazda, and Ram, and they... Read more

Classic 1965 Mustang gets Pioneer Apple CarPlay treatment, we ride shotgun

Classic 1965 Mustang gets Pioneer Apple CarPlay treatment, we ride shotgun

By Stuart Miles

Following the launch of Apple CarPlay, the new system is expected in the Pioneer car head units some time over the summer, with an announcement from the company that it would be rolling out a software update to some of its current devices already on... Read more

Apple CarPlay integrates iPhone with your car for mapping, music, messages, with Siri control

Apple CarPlay integrates iPhone with your car for mapping, music, messages, with Siri control

By Chris Hall

Apple has announced CarPlay, which it calls a "smarter, safer and more fun" way to use your iPhone in the car.The new system will allow cars and the iPhone to work closer together, giving drivers access to mapping, music services and messages, with simple... Read more

Another look at iOS in the Car, this time in-action

Another look at iOS in the Car, this time in-action

By Jake Smith

A video released by developer Steven Troughton-Smith gives a closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car. He used the emulator found within the iOS 7.0.3 software to show us how the infotainment software will work, when it's presumably released... Read more

Screenshots give closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car

Screenshots give closer look at Apple's unreleased iOS in the Car

By Jake Smith

Prominent developer Steve Troughton-Smith has given us a closer look at the interface of iOS in the Car ahead of its release, scheduled for later this year. Apple has remained quiet about specific iOS in the Car features and interfaces - other than... Read more

Steve Jobs dreamt of creating an iCar

Steve Jobs dreamt of creating an iCar

By Danny Brogan

There are many "what might have been" questions surrounding the sad passing of Steve Jobs, with the latest possibility being that of an iCar.Apple board member and J. Crew CEO Mickey Drexler has revealed that the late Apple boss used to daydream about... Read more

Apple working on a steering wheel remote for handsfree control of your car stereo

Apple working on a steering wheel remote for handsfree control of your car stereo

By Danny Brogan

Apple has applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office to patent a steering wheel remote control that it's working on.Get caught playing around with your car stereo while driving and at best you’ll face a stern talking to from the boys in blue; at... Read more

Apple car coming soon?

Apple car coming soon?

By Paul Lamkin

Cars made from the fibres of fruit plants could be the eco-lovers choice of transport in the future - and not just the chassis, we're talking full engines made from organic substances.The claim comes from scientists in Brazil, who state that fibre-reinforced... Read more

Could an Apple iCar be down the road?

Could an Apple iCar be down the road?

By Stuart Miles

"Someone like Apple could very easily make a car", said Gordon Murray, founder of Gordon Murray Designs and creator of the iStream manufacturing process, in an exclusive chat with Pocket-lint.Murray, who's name has been associated with McLaren and F1... Read more

Apple teams up with Ford, General Motors and Mazda with iPod accessories

Apple teams up with Ford, General Motors and Mazda with iPod accessories

By Jonathan Goddard

There will be even fewer places left in the world to escape from Apple and its iPod after Ford, General Motors and Mazda announced they will integrating the music player in much of their 2007 US vehicle line-up. It’s not yet clear how many UK models... Read more