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posted by mattie_p on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:34PM   Printer-friendly
from the when-all-you-have-is-$160-billion dept.

AudioGuy writes:

"Adrian Perica is a very busy man. Over the past 18 months, the mergers and acquisitions chief at Apple has been scouring the globe looking for deals, snatching up everything from search engines and data analytics to mapping software and motion tracking chips.

A source tells The Chronicle that Perica met with Tesla CEO Elon Musk in Cupertino last spring at around the same time analysts suggested Apple acquire the electric car giant.

The newspaper has also learned that Apple is heavily exploring medical devices, specifically sensor technology that can help predict heart attacks. Led by Tomlinson Holman, a renowned audio engineer who invented THX and 10.2 surround sound, Apple is exploring ways to predict heart attacks by studying the sound blood makes at it flows through arteries.

Taken together, Apple's potential forays into automobiles and medical devices, two industries worlds away from consumer electronics, underscore the company's deep desire to move away from iPhones and iPads and take big risks.

Good grief. Is the 'iTesla next in the 'i' line?"

 
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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by osiguru on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:50PM

    by osiguru (1148) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:50PM (#2777) Homepage

    I'd bet that they will only come in ultra-cool-sounding sub-arctic-unobtanium-oxide-gloss white, and the windshield glass will self destruct in a dust storm. When the interior wet, the interior will change colors. From white to red.

    Egads!
     

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Dopefish on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:58PM

    by Dopefish (12) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @07:58PM (#2786)

    I also bet the AppleCare warranty won't be cheap by any means.

    • (Score: 3, Funny) by osiguru on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:01PM

      by osiguru (1148) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:01PM (#2788) Homepage

      Yeah, an Applecare warranty will be rotten to the core for those 1stgeneration iCars.
      And the salespersons will likely be seedy characters too. The fruit doesn't fall far from the tree.
      One bad apple...

      *ahem, probably should just stop here*

    • (Score: 4, Informative) by tbuddy on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:02PM

      by tbuddy (932) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:02PM (#2789)

      You don't need a warranty with Apple products. You buy new every time there is a new release.

      • (Score: 1) by LAngeOliver on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:04PM

        by LAngeOliver (1355) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:04PM (#2855) Homepage

        Can't wait to get my first refurbished electric car with a slightly used engine, a new battery and a new exterior body.

        --
        Decode your health [biogeniq.ca]
      • (Score: 5, Funny) by snick on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:04PM

        by snick (1408) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:04PM (#2856)

        The non-removable batteries are going to really drive turnover.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by gull on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:46PM

    by gull (1893) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:46PM (#2835)

    "you're driving it wrong" - s. jobs

  • (Score: 5, Funny) by martyb on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:57PM

    by martyb (76) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @08:57PM (#2848) Journal

    osiguru (1148) wrote:

    I'd bet that they will only come in ultra-cool-sounding sub-arctic-unobtanium-oxide-gloss white, and the windshield glass will self destruct in a dust storm. When the interior wet, the interior will change colors. From white to red.

    Egads!

    Yes, but when the first iCar catches fire, will people start calling it the iCarus [wikipedia.org]?

    ;^)

    --
    Wit is intellect, dancing.
    • (Score: 1) by osiguru on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:49PM

      by osiguru (1148) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:49PM (#2895) Homepage

      Touche!

      But will it be branded like the good ol' Pontiac iFirebird?

    • (Score: 1) by hemocyanin on Thursday February 20 2014, @01:44AM

      by hemocyanin (186) on Thursday February 20 2014, @01:44AM (#3054) Journal

      *eyeroll* *groan*

      But that's what you wanted isn't it?

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by lajos on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:14PM

    by lajos (528) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:14PM (#2870)

    "the windshield glass will self destruct in a dust storm"

    Nah. You'll just have to stick them in one of those ugly plastic protective cases.