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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: 3, Funny) by mrcoolbp on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:12PM

    by mrcoolbp (68) <mrcoolbp@soylentnews.org> on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:12PM (#2868) Homepage

    I hope no one starts asking for iphone analogies to explain problems with their iCar.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:45PM

    by VLM (445) on Wednesday February 19 2014, @09:45PM (#2890)

    DMCA violation to open the hood.

    Remember Knight Rider from the 80s. There's a show that made no sense at all unless you were an 8 year old boy, in which case it made perfect sense.

    I'm thinking the iTesla has Siri replace Kitt as the talking car... Car commercials with the Hoff. I am speechless now.

  • (Score: 1) by bacon on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:06AM

    by bacon (280) on Thursday February 20 2014, @04:06AM (#3151)

    Non issue. Just avoid driving it in that way.