The project joins a short list of others that did not come to fruition ahead of Jobs’ death last October, but have since been revealed. Per a conversation noted in Walter Isaacson’s biography of Jobs last year, the CEO and inventor was also eyeing a TV set, which Apple is rumored to still be working on. Jobs had also worked with French designer Philippe Starck to architect the interior design of a yacht, a project that has since been taken over by Jobs’ wife.
Apple has historically been hands-off in developing any specific technologies for automobiles, though during the iPod’s boom years the company dabbled in partnerships that more deeply integrated the device inside of automobiles. A more recent effort by Mercedes-Benz aims to integrate Siri, Apple’s voice assistant for the iPhone 4S, in the company’s A-Class cars.
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