The Apple Car is not a well-kept secret. While there have been several rumours and speculations that claim Cupertino is about to produce its own car, self-driving, electric, or both, that is one of the most logical moves the company will be making as it is easily the rage on the market today. Now, the idea gets more cemented as Tesla's Chief Executive Elon Musk stated in an interview that the Apple Car is an "open secret."
When Musk was asked during an interview with the BBC if he had heard about the development of Apple's purported car, he responded that it was an "open secret" and continued highlighting Cupertino's recently made huge hires as evidence to the progress.
"Well, it's pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it," he said, before adding that he believed that the iPhone maker was indeed serious about venturing in the automobile market. "This is an open secret." Musk further says that his company welcomes Apple's participation, or any company's in particular that is making the move in creating electric vehicles (Evs), but later warned that it's also quite hard to do. He believes, however, that Apple's car in development would be compelling as it appears to be the "obvious thing to do."
A couple of months ago, Musk stated that Apple was hiring Tesla's engineers that the American automotive company has fired. He also said that Cupertino's design abilities weren't perfect. "Did you ever take a look at the Apple Watch?" he said, when asked about Apple being a competitor in the automotive segment. Later on, Musk insisted that he didn't hate Apple.
Apple's Chief Executive Tim Cook had always been evasive about questions regarding the company's plans in the automotive market. However, in the past couple of days, Cupertino reportedly registered domain names such as Apple.car. Furthermore, reports have also suggested that the company is investigating a self-driving car-testing facility in California.