Rumors about an Apple iCar are reaching a fever pitch but a new report is indicating Steve Jobs was considering the model as early as 2008.

Rumors about an Apple iCar are reaching a fever pitch but a new report is indicating Steve Jobs was considering the model as early as 2008.

In an interview with Bloomberg, former Apple senior vice president Tony Fadell said he and Jobs had talked about cars on a number on occasions.  He went on to explain they talked about a number of hypothetical questions including what kind of car should they build, what would power it and what the dashboard would look like.

In the end Jobs decided against building a car as the American auto industry was on the verge of collapse with General Motors and Chrysler on their way to bankruptcy.  Jobs was also trying to establish the iPhone as the company's main product so it appears the timing simply wasn't right.

Fast forward to today and it seems like we could see an iCar by the end of the decade as previous reports have suggested the long-rumored model has a "ship-date" of 2019.  If the rumors pan out, the model - codenamed Project Titan - will be an electric vehicle that features semi-autonomous driving technology and a host of high-tech features worthy of the Apple name.

Source: Bloomberg

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Steve Jobs reportedly began considering a car as early as 2008