But what I learned is that Apple has been looking for — and
acquiring — the kind of people from Tesla with expertise that is
most suited to cars. So much so that I went from being a doubter
to a believer almost instantly.
From another source who travels in more rarified circles than
yours truly, I also learned that a lot of people at the top in
Silicon Valley consider it a given that Apple is working on a car.
This is circumstantial, at best, but if you’re going to
crowd-source wisdom, you could do a lot worse than polling the
I should add that when I asked one of my sources flat out to put a
percentage chance on Apple working on an actual car — rather than
some kind of car-related technology — I was told, “80 percent.”
I know nothing of any such project, and my first thought when Business Insider started this rumor was to roll my eyes. If you wanted me to bet, I’d bet against it. But, two thoughts: