It’s been a bit of time since reports about Apple’s automobile plans made the rounds, so it’s about time they made a comeback.
According to a new report, Apple has filed for three separate top-level domain names: Apple.car, Apple.cars, and Apple.auto. According to some WhoIs tracking, it’s been revealed that Apple initially made the registrations back in December of 2015, but the pages were updated on January 8. The domains were registered through sponsoring registrar MarkMonitor, Inc.
Whether or not the domains have anything to do with the rumored Apple Car remains anyone’s guess at this point. Of course, Apple does already have an in-car system out there in the wild with CarPlay, so these domain names could be geared towards that product. With speculation suggesting that Apple could see a target ship date of 2019, though, the Cupertino-based company could simply be laying the groundwork for dedicated sites to come.
Visiting any one of the sites now simply says that the server can’t be reached.
As it stands, the Apple Car caught enough traction through the end of 2015 that many believed it was a foregone conclusion that it existed, and that Apple has every intention of launching its own vehicle at some point in the future. It’s known as “Project Titan” within the company, according to reports, and Apple has indeed been hiring professionals that could help bring a vehicle to market.Like this post? Share it!