5 Reasons Why The Apple Car Would Be a Gamechanger
It’s iPhone launch day. For an entire year, we have waited for the net entry in a line of the wildly popular smartphone. As a matter of fact, even with a lack of a headphone jack, the iPhone still sells more units than the competiton. So let’s imagine if this same success translated to a Car?
The Apple Car
Unfortunately, there’s no accurate picture of the subject car. The Apple Car would be something that couldn’t be matched by any car, with exception to new muscle car releases like the Camaro, Challenger and Mustang, and still those combined wouldn’t match the Apple Car. Granted, we are talking about a $660-$969 smartphone compared to a car which, knowing how expensive Apple products can be, there might not be standing in lines for hours or even overnight camping in the mall parking lot, the Apple Car would be a game changer and here’s five reasons why.
Before I continue, Apple has more or less, axed the production of an Apple car and took more of a focus on software development for existing companies. Even though Apple makes pretty solid hardware, it doesn’t surprise me the idea was dropped. However, we never know with Apple.
- Consistent Production of Quality Products-
- An Unmatchable Intergrated Experience-
- An Already Established Brand-
- It Would Prompt Android, Google, and Microsoft to Push Their Own-
- A New Category of Car-
Apple has a couple main things that keep them so popular. The quality of the build and user interface and the overall ease of use. The Apple Car would follow the same idea, with four wheels.
In my opinion, everything from the iPhone to the iPad and Apple Watch feature connectivity easier than Android. Granted Android devices can me connected, Apple makes the process flawless and super easy. Dedicated apps to start the car, listen to your Apple Music playlist, and getting vehicle diagnostics without having to use third party software. I’d love to be able to start my car from the app on my watch, tv, iPod, phone, tablet laptop or desktop. Apple TV could be used with the monitors for passengers to keep the kids silent of road trips.
Apple wouldn’t need to do anything different from what they already do. Have an Apple event and show the technology and coolness of having the Apple Car, just like they do for their numerous other products.
This would open up a new class of vehicle, which we will dub, Smartcar. I’m not talking about the actual SMART car, but Android, Google and Microsoft would want to produce a vehicle primarily using their software and give Apple a run for its money. Each operating system has its own perks and this category would be beastly. Which leads to my next point…
A category of car named “SmartCars” would offer a driver capabilities that are starting to be explored by automakers with Apple Car Play. What if your whole car could be fully integrated with your Apple devices?
Along with those five reasons, Apple wouldn’t need to find an supplier for its infotainment systems. With the iPad Pro series tablets, a driver could simply connect their iPad to the car via the Smart Connectors. With that being said, not only would the driver be able to control the vehicle with the iPad or other Apple devices, but like I mentioned before, the car would be fully integrated, making the drivers experience the same as using Apple devices.
With the release of the new series of the iPhone, the 8, 8 Plus, and X, Apple has added wireless charging to its devices. With the Apple Car being an EV, and a technology firm like Apple, engineers could develop a wireless charging setup for the EV, by basing the basic principles off of the ones used for cellphones.
Not to mention, I would be nice to have a way to charge my Apple devices in a car, similarly to how Apple’s wireless charging pad works to charge the phone, watch, and AirPods!
Beyond that, the overall design would be minimalistic, as Apple is a minimalist brand. I mean, remember the uproar about the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 and 7 Plus? I don’t see the Apple Car being a luxury car, nor do I see it being sporty, but I do see it competing with Tesla’s Model 3, and Chevy Bolt. I feel like Apple would build the mainstream product, before enhancing or building a higher end product. However, like I previously mentioned, you never know With Apple.