It is hard to go anywhere nowadays without seeing an Apple product somewhere, whether it be an iPod or an iPhone. Pretty soon it may be difficult to drive down the street without seeing an “iCar” in the other lane.
That’s right, Apple Inc. and Volkswagen are in preliminary discussions of possibly building an iCar that would feature products from the omnipresent computer company. There is currently no indication of what products the iCar will feature, but there is no shortage of speculation.
“I hope it would at least have an iPod,” Anthony Casazza, a sophomore graphic design major, said. “I don’t know what else they could possibly put into it.”
Apple President Steve Jobs and Volkswagen President Martin Winterkorn have been very reluctant to get into details about what the contents of the iCar are going to be.
In a statement released to the Associated Press, Volkswagen representative Hans-Gerd Bode said “there are scores of ideas but few concrete plans at this point.”
The hope of both of these companies is that the iCar would be attractive to the younger demographic.
“I think it’s a great idea if they can put it together and make it affordable,” Casazza said.
However, not everyone seems to share the same enthusiasm for the potential iCar.
“I would absolutely not buy it,” Jason Cohen, a sophomore communications major, said. “It’s completely unnecessary to use my car as an entire iPod.”
The iCar is still in preliminary stages and nothing concrete has come about. Apple is attempting to build on the success of the iPhone, which has sold over one million units according to Wired Magazine.
Apple seems like it is always ahead of the competition and if the iCar comes to fruition it may just run the competition over.