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Apple prepares for electric car launch with registration of three domain names

By Cookie Monster - on 11 Jan 2016, 12:00pm

Apple prepares for electric car launch with registration of three domain names

 The Pioneer AVH-X8750BT was the one of the first in-car multimedia receivers to support Apple CarPlay.

Apple's latest moves appear to suggest that the company is laying the groundwork for future projects relating to the automobile industry.

Spotted by MacRumors last week, Apple has registered three top-level domain names which are apple.car, apple.cars, and apple.auto. The iPhone maker registered these domains via a sponsoring registrar MarkMonitor Inc last month. 

While the domains can be used for CarPlay, this development is likely to fuel more speculation about Apple's venture into the automobile industry. Rumors surfaced as early as 2014 about Apple looking at the automobiles as a future pillar of growth for the company. In February 2015, mysterious Apple-leased vehicles were spotted roaming the streets of North California with cameras and sensors.

Source: MacRumors