The rumor: As expected, while Apple’s car project is still in development, it isn’t coming anytime soon, according to Reuters (not yet rated).
- The battery is reportedly a monocell design, which “frees up space inside the battery pack by eliminating pouches and modules that hold battery materials”
- A person familiar with the battery technology described it as “Next level…like the first time you saw the iPhone.”
- Apple Car is said to feature LiDAR sensors to guide the self-driving system
- Production delays could push the project until 2025 or later
Our take: Great story from an extremely reputable source that rarely, if ever, publishes Apple scoops like this. Apple’s battery tech is way more advanced and further along than I expected, but again, don’t expect this car before 2024 at the earliest.