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Old 09-21-2016, 11:03 AM   #1
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Apple buying McLaren??? WTF!!!!

Have been hearing this from a number of sources.

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Apple in talks on McLaren supercars takeover


iPhone maker’s approach to British supercar group signals automotive ambition

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well, there's another thing apple is going to fuck up...
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McLaren is denying it.

McClaren Refutes Rumors, Says Not in Talks with Apple (AAPL)
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"We can confirm McLaren is not in discussion with Apple in respect of any potential investment
Apple is not going to invest in the company they are going to buy it.
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Rumoured new McLarens without brake lines.

"Wires? We don't need wires. Bluetooth receiver will tell the brakes to operate. It's braking, redefined." an Apple-McLaren executive was heard in discussion with the media.
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No steering wheel... use your apple device to steer the car... either by accelerometer or drawing on the screen
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Mac is denying it but FT is likely on to something as they twitted that they're standing by their original article.

It seems interesting Apple is going for a niche enthusiast European brand...wouldn't they want a wider appeal?

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Mac is denying it but FT is likely on to something as they twitted that they're standing by their original article.

It seems interesting Apple is going for a niche enthusiast European brand...wouldn't they want a wider appeal?

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It's more likely they're interested in the tech McLaren has, rather than the outright brand.
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Apple is not a software company. After the McIntosh, they've never been the best thing out there. They've been the pretiest, or the one with the biggest cojones, but based on the iphone, they've always been a year or more behind the curve. Maybe they'll make McLarens pretier, but there's no software AI breakthrough waiting to come out of Apple's industrial team. IMHO.
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It's more likely they're interested in the tech McLaren has, rather than the outright brand.
what tech? isn't it the other way around? Apple wants to put in their self-driving system in a mclaren chassis and possibly put their logo on it? if it is an acquisition i dont think they'll completely wipe out an established brand with racing pedigree.

the article said that's how tesla approached lotus...throwing in their tech in a an elise shell = tesla roadster.
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Hey guys just asking, is there a jailbreak for mclaren yet
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what tech? isn't it the other way around? Apple wants to put in their self-driving system in a mclaren chassis and possibly put their logo on it? if it is an acquisition i dont think they'll completely wipe out an established brand with racing pedigree.

the article said that's how tesla approached lotus...throwing in their tech in a an elise shell = tesla roadster.
Guessing you've never heard of mclaren applied technologies. Google it and see the work they've done. That is why Apple wants wants mclaren, mclaren automotive would just be a bonus. Besides, it's a great way for Apple to get into the car business, they'll chew up billions trying to create their own brand when instead they can buy mclaren for a couple of billion.
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Also can't forget Mclaren catering. Yes they own a catering company too.
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